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Minimizing Conflict During Divorce


Ending a marriage is a complex process that also tends to be emotionally draining. Fortunately, it is possible for couples to make the process of legally terminating a marriage much easier by minimizing conflict during the divorce process. To learn more about minimizing conflict during your own divorce, please contact our dedicated Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers for assistance.

Communicating in Writing

Divorce negotiations can quickly become heated, so many divorcing couples are encouraged to limit their communication (at least when an attorney is not present) to a written form. In this way, the parties can ensure that all of their communications are documented, which could prevent future conflict in the courtroom. Putting everything in writing also makes it more likely that a couple will remember to keep their conversations cordial and focused on compromise rather than conflict and emotion.

Working with a Mediator

Mediators are neutral third parties who can help facilitate negotiation and communication between two parties in an out-of-court setting. The resulting focus on working together, in turn, lessens the parties’ chances of harboring resentment, while also making sure that the parties are given the chance to reach a resolution on their own, without the input of a judge. Finally, keeping an open mind is one of the best ways to ensure that a couple will be more likely to reach a fair settlement that is in both parties’ interest.

Cultivating a Strong Support System

Couples who want to minimize the conflict in their divorces as much as possible should also remember that they will most likely need to begin shifting their primary support system in such a way that they have people to rely on outside of the marriage. In addition to family and friends, divorcing parties may also want to look into divorce support groups or others who have been through similar experiences and can advise them on reducing conflict in their own divorce.

Finding an Experienced Attorney to Represent You

All attorneys have different levels of experience and approaches to litigation, so when it comes to minimizing conflict in a family law case, it is critical for divorcing parties to take great care in choosing which attorney will represent them. Generally, an attorney with a professional and respectful approach will be the most likely to minimize conflict and maximize the parties’ chances of reaching a settlement. Attorneys who thrive on high conflict cases and take an all or nothing approach to litigation, on the other hand, are much less likely to reduce conflict between the parties. Checking for a track record of mediated settlements and successful collaborative conflict resolution can also play a crucial role in finding an attorney who will help your process go as smoothly as possible.

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If you are going through a divorce or are involved in another family law matter and need to consult with an experienced divorce attorney, please call Sandra Bonfiglio, P.A. today at 954-945-7591. You can also reach a member of our legal team by submitting one of our brief online contact forms.





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