Is it Possible to Have a Low Conflict Divorce in Massachusetts?

There are many reasons why spouses may reach the decision to divorce in Massachusetts. In some cases, they can part amicably and work together to reach conclusions in their proceedings. However, there are many cases in which spouses end on poor terms and cannot get along. When this happens, there can be a significant amount of hostility in a divorce. However, there does not need to be. There are ways in which spouses can de-escalate conflict during their proceedings. Continue reading below to learn more and contact an experienced Massachusetts divorce attorney for help with your case.

How Can I Go Through a Non-Hostile Divorce?

Being able to minimize conflict in a divorce is beneficial in any case. This is especially so when you have children with your partner. The following are a variety of skills that can be used to work through disagreements during a divorce to avoid hostility:

  • Practice radical acceptance. Not accepting the reality of your divorce can cause unhealthy emotions to arise, such as anger or contempt. This can affect the proceedings. That is why acceptance is best so you can focus on making positive choices. 
  • Be a flexible thinker. It is important to not only anticipate a certain outcome in a divorce, as proceedings can go a variety of ways. Being able to compromise can help to avoid conflict.
  • Manage your emotions. Many emotions that come to the surface during a divorce. If they are not properly managed with effective coping mechanisms, it can impact the proceedings. 
  • Effective communication is important in any divorce. This is especially when so when spouses are not on good terms. It is best to leave your feelings out of it and speak in concise, neutral tones.
  • Do not worry about what your spouse is thinking throughout the proceedings. Instead, focus on your own behavior. By being in control of yourself, you can make the best decisions for your case.

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For over 30 years, The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. has provided quality legal support and representation for clients in Bristol County and all of Massachusetts. Our firm’s experience eases the stress of clients while providing the legal services they deserve. If you need help through a contested divorce, contact The Law Offices of Cynthia L. Hanley, P.C. for a consultation today.