Is it possible to have a good divorce after a bad marriage?

Is it possible to have a good divorce after a bad marriage?

On Behalf of | Sep 24, 2022 | Divorce, Family Law |

It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to call it quits on a bad marriage in Maryland; sometimes, however, the signs are clear. Unfortunately, it’s not easy to imagine having a smooth divorce after a terrible relationship, but it is possible.

Be wise about how you communicate

The divorce process is rarely easy, but it can be made simpler and less stressful by communicating effectively with your soon-to-be ex. Avoid arguing, name-calling or giving ultimatums; instead, try to have calm, honest conversations about the things that need to be done. Being empathetic can also go a long way; try to understand your ex’s perspective, even if you don’t agree with it.

If you have children, it’s important to know how to talk to them about the divorce as well. They might be feeling worried, scared, or confused, and it’s crucial to reassure them that they are not responsible for the situation. It’s also important to avoid badmouthing your ex in front of them; speak highly of their other parent whenever possible.

Get organized

This means keeping track of important documents, making sure you have a solid understanding of your finances and creating a parenting plan if you have children. It might seem daunting but being prepared can make the process much smoother. One of the things you may need to plan for is where you will live; if you’re planning on moving out of the family home, start looking for a new place as soon as possible. If you have children, it’s also important to create a custody and visitation schedule that works for everyone involved.

Consider mediation

If you and your ex are having trouble coming to an agreement, mediation can be a helpful way to reach a resolution. This is where an impartial third party helps you both communicate and come to a mutually agreeable solution. It’s important to remember that mediation is not always successful, but it can be a good option if you’re open to it.

In the end, getting divorced doesn’t have to be a nightmare; with some planning and communication, it can be an amicable experience. Just remember to take things one step at a time and be as prepared as possible.