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Avoiding toxic divorce

| Jan 27, 2021 | Firm News |

Divorce is a stressful proposition that has the potential to bring out the worst in one or both of the involved parties. However, just because a marriage is ending does not mean that either party has to treat the other with disrespect. Ideally, couples in Montana who are ending their marriages will do so amicably by taking some steps to avoid a toxic divorce.

Try to negotiate outside of court

Divorce cases that take a nasty turn can lead to lengthy and expensive legal battles. However, if you and your former spouse are able to have rational conversations about how certain assets will be divided up, you can both get to the next chapter of your lives on better footing. Try to sit down and have calm conversations about how to divide existing assets so that the court doesn’t have to decide for you.

Be flexible

You are not going to get everything you want out of the divorce. The ability to be flexible not only ensures that you don’t have unrealistic expectations, but it also allows you to keep a friendly line of communication with your former spouse during the process. Create a prioritized list of assets that you want to receive in the divorce, and be willing to be flexible on the ones that aren’t as important to you.

Remember self-care

Taking the time to focus on your own mental and emotional well-being is important to your own health, but it will also impact the way that you interact with your ex. If you allow yourself to become overwhelmed by the process, you are more likely to lash out, which can lead to the divorce taking a toxic turn.

A divorce attorney may help you through the process while ensuring that you are doing your part to keep things amicable. This attorney may review your assets and assist you in any negotiations with your former partner.

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