No divorce is simple, even if both parties are willing to work together to resolve it. While many couples are able to avoid divorce court and settle through mediation, arbitration or their own negotiations, others run into trouble with disputes they simply can’t get past.
If you are going through a divorce, there are some tips that can help you avoid disputes like those, so you can move on. Here are three tips to help you negotiate and end your divorce more quickly.
1. Be flexible
The first tip that can help is to try to be flexible. Whether that means waiting an extra 30 minutes to pick up your child because the other parent is running behind or trying to be accommodating with your settlement, having some flexibility helps reduce conflict.
2. Know what you want and need financially
Things go more smoothly when you know exactly what you need out of your settlement and also what you want. There is a difference between need and want, so while you can try to negotiate for more, having a baseline value of assets you need is essential.
3. Try to avoid degrading speech
It can be hard not to lash out at someone else if they’re behaving poorly, but it’s in your best interests to avoid talking down to them or being disrespectful. Be the bigger person, so you can move past the dispute.
These are a few tips on how to approach your divorce to reduce conflict. If you use these, you may be able to move on more quickly.