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Why it pays to be nice when getting divorced

| May 19, 2020 | Divorce |

Divorce can be an unpleasant affair for both parties. There is a lot of emotion at play. You are probably not at your best in the midst of a divorce, however much you try to kid yourself by putting on “All the Single Ladies,” or its male equivalent.

Add the worry and stress of deciding things like custody of the kids, who gets the house and how am I going to work and bring up two kids as a single parent, and divorce can be a tough time all around. So, you can be forgiven if you are a little less patient than usual.

It is important to try to be nice to your partner when getting divorced. This is especially true if you have children. They have enough to deal with without trying to walk the fine line between two feuding parents.

When you go into any meetings or hearings regarding your divorce, take a deep breath and remember to be nice. This is the best way to negotiate your divorce. Trading insults is not conducive to negotiation.

Bad behavior during your divorce proceedings could end up costing you time with your children as well as costing you financially if a judge decides this is your normal character. If ever there was a time to remain calm and collected, this is it.

Think of your divorce as a business transaction. You are more likely to get a successful outcome when you maintain a professional and respectful manner and surround yourself with a skilled support team.