Three Tips For Divorcing A High-Conflict Spouse

Typically, every divorce will bring about some degree of conflict between the parting factions. That said, certain individuals are more prone to conflict and drama than others. Here are some tips to keep in mind regarding how a divorcing spouse can survive this difficult process when facing a partner prone to conflict.

Avoid Conflict

This can be difficult when experiencing divorce much less when facing off against a drama driven personality. That said, getting caught up in such conflict could prove detrimental to the less confrontational subject.

Individuals accustomed to the conflict will not be deterred and likely enjoy such face-offs. Such behavior could lure the less argumentative person into making bad decisions that could have serious consequences as the process moves ahead.

Compromise But Firmly

The less contentious litigant is encouraged to express the desire to negotiate and compromise on issues, such as, asset allocation, the adoption of a parenting plan, or any other pertinent issues that might arise.

Compromise, however, does mean giving up everything. The less argumentative party must set limits and hold firm on such guidelines. Moreover, they cannot allow their soon-to-be ex’s outbursts or actions to intimidate them into accepting any less.

Include Spouse In Problem Solving Processes

In many instances, confrontational individuals enjoy feeling as though they have control over every situation. Encouraging a conflict-inducing spouse to partake in problem-solving sessions enables them to feel as though they are exerting their power and influence over the situation.

Speak to a Roseville Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is a challenging enough process. Do not let a contentious spouse make the circumstances any worse than they already must be. The attorneys at Creative Family Solutions, Cianci Law, PC can act as a client’s buffer, identify issues necessitating resolution, negotiate with their partner and said subject’s attorney and possibly work out an arrangement that befits all concerned parties.

For more information about how our firm can help you, please call us at (916) 797-1575.

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