Tips for a Low-Conflict Divorce

As you know, divorce is often a high-conflict matter. Just as you couldn’t agree on things while married, you may find that you can’t agree on the terms of your divorce as well. That said, your divorce doesn’t have to turn into an all-out war. There are options on the table, and with an open mind, you can turn a high-conflict divorce into a low-conflict divorce. Please continue reading and speak with a knowledgeable Shelby County, Tennessee divorce lawyer from Rice Law to learn more about what you can do to minimize conflict and how our legal team can help you through the divorce process.

Tips for Having a Low-Conflict Divorce in Tennessee

There are few things worse than going through the divorce process. Unfortunately, it’s something roughly 5o percent of all couples have to do. Fortunately, there are things you can do to help the process move along as smoothly as possible. They are as follows:

  • Accept that you cannot change who your spouse is. Your spouse is who he or she is, and that may be exactly why you’re getting a divorce. If you tried to change certain “undesirable” traits of your spouse during marriage to no avail, you won’t be able to do so during a divorce. Accept them for who they are and move on with your life/
  • Don’t try to get revenge for anything done in the past. If your ex cheated on you, you may want to get revenge or tell the world who they “really are.” Don’t both. Harboring grudges and seeking revenge will only hurt you in the long run. Additionally, if your ex submits proof to the court that you’re targeting them in some way, it will likely tip the scale in their favor, not yours.
  • Avoid fighting over the phone, in text messages, or online. Not only is this a petty thing to do, but it only heats up tensions. Remember, if your ex calls screaming about something, you can always simply hang up. Further, anything you put in writing can, and most likely will be used against you, and courts look down upon spouses “trash-talking” each other.
  • Focus on self-improvement. Instead of focusing on everything wrong with your spouse, try focusing more on yourself. You’re getting divorced for a reason. This is a new chapter of your life, and you should dedicate it to becoming your best self. Doing so will help you maintain a positive outlook and best prepare you for what’s to come.


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