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How Can I Have a Low Conflict Divorce in New Jersey?

While there are some cases in which divorces can happen amicably, there are others marriages that end where spouses are not on good terms. It is in these situations where divorce proceedings can consist of a great deal of hostility and conflict. However, this does not always have to be the case. There are ways spouses can divorce with as little conflict as possible, even if there is bad blood between them. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced New Jersey divorce attorney for help with your case.

How Can I Go Through a Non-Hostile Divorce?

Learning how to de-escalate conflict in a divorce can be beneficial for any divorce, especially when there are children involved. To do so, there are a variety of different skills that can be learned and utilized to work through disagreements. This can include the following:

  • Practice radical acceptance. By failing to accept the reality of the situation you are in, it can cause unhealthy emotions to surface. This can include anger, which can impact your divorce proceedings. Accepting the divorce can allow you to focus on making good choices. 
  • Be a flexible thinker. There are many different possible outcomes to a divorce that you cannot always predict. It is because of this that it is important to be open to compromising. 
  • Manage your emotions. There are many heightened emotions that come with divorce proceedings. It is important to have healthy coping mechanisms to process these emotions so that they cannot impact the proceedings.
  • Communicate effectively. Communication is critical in any divorce. This is especially so when spouses are not on good terms. Be sure to leave your feelings out of it and speak concisely in a neutral tone.
  • It is understandable to feel misunderstood or disrespected during a divorce. However it is important to not worry about what your spouse thinks. 
  • Focus on your behavior only. Being in control of your emotions and actions can allow you to minimize conflict.

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If you need an experienced legal team to guide you through your divorce, contact Townsend, Tomaio & Newmark L.L.C today.