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Keeping the Peace During a Divorce

Even the least confrontational divorces represent difficult transitionary periods in one’s life. The process becomes much more difficult if there exists a significant amount of contention between the two divorcing spouses.

Below are some tips for keeping the peace in a divorce so you can reduce the stress (and length) of the process as much as possible under the circumstances:

  • Come to the decision together: If both of you are at peace with divorce as the best option for your relationship and are both willing to approach the process in good faith, you will find it much easier to navigate the challenges coming your way. This requires some difficult conversations, but if you are both on the same page, it will make a big and positive difference.
  • Remain cordial and respectful: It is understandable to have negative feelings toward your spouse. However, if you are both able to treat each other with respect and avoid petty arguments, you can keep your case out of court and settle in mediation, saving you a considerable amount of time, stress and money.
  • Consider the types of divorce processes available to you: Some available options include mediation, in which you attempt to reach settlement with the assistance of a third-party mediator, or litigation, which can become time-consuming and expensive. If both parties can agree they would like to save time and money in the process, cooperation becomes essential.

These are just a few examples of some of the ways you can keep the peace in a divorce and make the process less stressful for everyone involved. For the guidance and advice you need when dissolving your marriage, meet with a skilled Minnesota divorce lawyer at Appelhof, Pfeifer & Hart, P.A.

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  • "Divorce is a time of emotion and stress. Mary Pfeifer , My lawyer was professional and compassionate. She was very informative through the process. Her insight helped me in my decisions. She worked hard to obtain a settlement which was fair to both parties.Though, I hope I won't need her help again. It is reassuring to know a good person that is willing to help." - Rod S.

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