Divorce conflicts may be inevitable in some cases, but they tend to prolong the entire process. Finding ways to compromise with your spouse can save you a lot of effort and mitigate the risks of straining your relationship further.
During divorce cases in which a couple can not reach amicable agreements, the court will often follow general guidelines to reach a legally-acceptable settlement. If you and your spouse take steps to compromise on certain points of conflict, you are both more likely to get what you want following the divorce.
1. Asset Division
When dividing marital assets, both parties want their fair share. However, you and your spouse are each likely to have certain items you wish to claim in the divorce. Be willing to agree on certain points so both sides can come out with a fair and favorable settlement.
Your parenting plan can become a particularly heated topic of debate. Both parents want to “win” child custody and get the most time with their child, but you should strive to reach a compromise that benefits the child above all else.
If an intense conflict does arise, compromising on who is at fault may be the most effective way to resolve the matter. When one spouse is willing to admit to unreasonable behavior, it can become the groundwork for constructive conversations going forward.
Couples who wish for compromise may struggle to reach an amicable middle ground during a sensitive divorce. Open communication and mediation are great options to choose when you are willing to work for the best outcome.