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3 tips for a peaceful divorce

On Behalf of | Mar 14, 2023 | Family Law

If you and your spouse have irreconcilable issues and have opted for a divorce, you should make the right moves.  The Florida divorce process can be complicated. Thus, you should learn about it and make decisions that prevent misunderstandings.

Here are three tips for a peaceful divorce:

1. Inform your spouse of the divorce respectfully

How you tell your spouse you want a divorce is crucial in determining a peaceful process. It’s vital to be respectful when doing this. Avoid blaming them for the decision, even if they played a part. You should also choose the best location and time to inform them.

Your spouse doesn’t have to agree with the divorce. Even if they wish to stay married, and you want a divorce, you can still file for one. Thus, employing these tips is not to convince them to agree to the divorce but to show respect. Besides, if your spouse feels ambushed and disrespected during this stage, they may fail to cooperate throughout the process.

2. Discuss major matters and look for common ground

You may be surprised by how much you and your spouse can agree on. Therefore, consider discussing major issues, including the best divorce option for your case, property division, spousal support and child custody/support. If you don’t agree on any of these, you can go to court. 

3. Find emotional support outside your marriage

Divorce is one of the most challenging things to go through. You will have different feelings throughout the process, from sadness to relief.  Therapy, support groups or spending time with loved ones can help you manage your emotions, allowing you to make rational decisions.

Fights during a divorce can make the process lengthier. If you can, you should choose a less demanding process. It will also help to get legal guidance to protect your interests while maintaining peace.