Divorce can be challenging at the best of times, but it becomes even more tricky when one spouse refuses to cooperate. Your ex may not be agreeable to the separation in the first place, but if it’s the best choice for you and your family, then it’s important to continue.
How can you go about this while trying to reduce conflict? Is there anything you can do to reduce friction during the divorce?
Take a more formal approach
Whether or not your ex is agreeable, if you’ve decided that divorce is the best option, there is little point in going over old ground with your ex and identifying where things went wrong. What matters now is the future, especially that of your children. Try to keep your composure and take a business-like approach if you have to meet face-to-face with your former spouse. If face-to-face meetings or phone calls are not feasible, then it might be better to communicate via email so that both parties have time to compose what they want to say.
Focus on the children
While you and your ex may not be able to agree on much, one thing you do have in common is the love you have for your children. This gives you something to work with as well as a reason to remain amicable. The less conflict there is during your divorce, the easier it will be for your children to cope.
While going through a separation, it is important to remember that you have a host of rights at your disposal. Having legal guidance behind you will help ensure that your parental rights are upheld no matter what happens.