An amicable divorce is one that is uncontested and generally peaceful. Both parties work together for the best possible outcome. They save time and money by being reasonable and working toward solutions instead of dragging out problems.
There are many divorces that could be classified as amicable, even if the people involved have some issues they don’t agree on. In those cases, sitting down and talking through the issues or working with your attorney to negotiate with your spouse may help you move forward faster and prevent a contentious issue heading to court.
How can you keep your divorce amicable?
There are ways to help yourself have a more peaceful divorce. For example, simply maintaining a respectful attitude can go a long way in preventing issues. Having respect for yourself and your spouse will give you the opportunity to have conversations that don’t break down due to conflict.
Another thing to do is to make sure that you consider all help that is available. For example, if your attorney can negotiate with your spouse or their attorney on your behalf because the issue is contentious, you may want to let them do that. They won’t have the same kind of history with your spouse or their attorney, and your spouse may be more reasonable with them as a result.
If you decide to go to mediation, one option is to have your attorney represent you. They’ll help you understand your rights and make sure that you are protecting your best interests when making agreements with your soon-to-be-ex spouse.
The right steps can help you keep your divorce calmer
Keeping a divorce amicable is possible if you’re reasonable and willing to work on disputes in a calm, business-like manner. At the end of the day, the legal matter of divorcing is a business arrangement, so if you can remember that and stay calm, it will always be helpful. If the other party is aggressive, trying to cause disputes or refusing to negotiate, then that’s when you may want to speak with your attorney about litigating and going to court to argue your case.