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Suggestions for a more positive approach to divorce

We here at Just Law, P.L.L.C., understand that many people are unfamiliar with collaborative law and the collaborative divorce process. That is why we strive to educate our clients about all of the divorce options that are available to them, and help them identify the approach that may best suit their needs. If you are considering collaborative divorce, there are a few key points and goals that you can keep in mind to help ensure that you effectively engage in conflict resolution and compromise.

Psychology Today discusses collaborative divorce techniques, and explains that your perspective on your marriage can have a profound impact on the process of ending your union. In order to prevent negative feelings like resentment and/or shame from dominating divorce proceedings, you are advised to take an honest and objective look at your marriage. Understanding why and how you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse contributed to your marital issues can go a long way to promote compassion and compromise during the negotiation process.

Another important aspect of collaborative divorce is conflict resolution and compromise. Therefore, you and your soon-to-be ex-husband or wife should both be willing to recognize each other’s needs and interests throughout the process. While you are encouraged to be honest about your concerns and priorities during collaborative discussions, you are also advised to listen to your spouse and account for his or her concerns as well. It may also be important to recognize that collaborative divorce negotiations do not typically result in one spouse benefiting significantly more than the other in property division or other matters. Instead, it can be helpful to prioritize coming to a fair and reasonable agreement.

There are many circumstances under which collaborative divorce can benefit you and your family. Learn more about family law negotiation techniques and other topics by visiting our web page any time.


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