No divorce is completely easy, even if it’s something you want or feel is the right choice for your family. However, you also don’t want to let things get out of hand. Here are some ways to proactively prevent your divorce from getting heated and how to get experienced legal help when you need it most.
Consider the Idea of Compromising on Some Issues If Possible
Most likely, you’re going to have to make some compromises in your divorce. It’s statistically rare for one spouse to be awarded everything they want while the other spouse is denied all requests.
A judge will work to find the most equitable and fair solutions for all parties involved, which generally involves both spouses getting some of what they want and some of what they don’t. Know ahead of time what you’re willing to concede on and what issues you prefer not to budge on.
Exchange Verbal Communication for Written Communication
While you may be used to communicating with your spouse verbally, the moment you decide to get a divorce, you need to exchange this for written communication. Even if you do speak with your ex and make decisions or agreements verbally, this should be followed up with a confirmation email, text, or letter.
Many ex-spouses that have children communicate solely through a co-parenting app that uploads all correspondence to a cloud server that can be evaluated independently by the judge presiding over your divorce.
Discuss Mediating Your Divorce Instead
Mediation may be an option for you and your ex-spouse if you are on at least somewhat civil terms and can talk to each other about the various aspects of your divorce. During mediation, you’ll meet with your personal lawyers and a neutral third party to discuss the issues on the table and potential solutions for each.
If you are able to reach agreements on everything, the mediator and your lawyers will draw up your divorce decree and submit it to a Tampa court on your behalf. Generally, a judge will approve and you can skip the divorce litigation.
How an Experienced Tampa, FL Divorce Lawyer Can Help You Today
Getting a divorce is an emotionally challenging, time consuming, and often expensive process. Call Bucholz Family Law now for compassionate, caring legal support when you need it most during your divorce case at (813) 902-9100.