Easy, painless, and amicable generally aren’t words used to describe a divorce. When two people build a bond together only for it to end, the situation can quickly become complicated. Especially because the divorce process confronts parties with life-changing decisions during an already emotional time. It’s no surprise that some divorces turn ugly.
Still, there are ways to reduce the pain and chance of a messy separation. Our family lawyers at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa share their biggest tips on handling a difficult spouse during your divorce.
Manage Your Expectations
Rather than going into the process expecting to “win” or “lose,” change your views to a more realistic one. For example, you might expect more alimony because your spouse cheated only to be let down when that doesn’t happen. It’s best to go by what your legal rights are instead of emotions.
Attempt Divorce Mediation
If you want to avoid engaging in a courtroom battle, you can aim to resolve your disputes through mediation. Litigation can be very adversarial, and mediation allows parties to work towards an agreement through the help of a neutral third party. Even if you and your spouse are not seeing eye to eye, going through the process may help the two of you come to a resolution.
Put Your Children First
Divorces can be extremely challenging for everyone involved, especially children. It’s quite difficult to focus on your child when you are fighting with the other parent. In all the decisions that you and your partner make, remember to prioritize your child’s needs.
Surround Yourself with Supportive People
Remember that this is a journey that you don’t have to and should not do alone. It can feel isolating and overwhelming, but it’s completely okay to seek support. A critical aspect that heavily influences the divorce process is the family lawyer you retain to handle your case. It’s crucial that you choose one who will put your best interests first. You can expect the utmost commitment from our team at Orshan, Spann & Fernandez-Mesa. We know how stressful a divorce can be, and we will be the steady hand to guide you through it all.
Do not hesitate to reach out to us to get the help you need for your divorce. Give us a call at (305) 853-9161 to schedule a consultation today.