Disagreements during and after a divorce are quite common. The decisions that are necessary revolve around some extremely emotional issues. This can cause even a tolerable situation to become acrimonious. Avoiding parental disputes is something that will help everyone in the family get through this difficult time more easily. Some of the most common disputes are those that involve finances and children.

Follow Your Parenting Plan

A parenting plan must be included in every divorce that involves minor children. The plan is something that should be as detailed as possible. It will include guidelines that should be followed regarding where the children will reside and how parenting time will take place. It should include times, locations for parenting time exchanges, and a conflict resolution mechanism.  When a problem arises it is best to review the parenting plan that is in place. It may very well address the question and give you the answers you need before there is a dispute.

Choose Mediation

If there is a very difficult impasse in the divorce, it could stall the divorce. In these types of situations, it is best to try to take a step back and consider compromise. In some cases, mediation may be a good option. A mediator is a professional who facilitates resolution in difficult divorces. The mediator assists couples in working through their differences to find a solution that is fair to both parties. Mediation can be used as an addition to attorney services.

Seek Counseling

When couples decide to divorce there are often many conflicting feelings and emotions that need to be worked through. This can take some time and effort. Counseling may be helpful for anyone going through a divorce. A counselor will assist you in evaluating your feelings and working through them so you can start a new chapter in your life. Counseling will help you see what is important in your life and help you let go of the disputes that have been making life difficult.

Guidance from Your Attorney

Sometimes the best defense is a good offense. This is particularly true in divorce. You and your spouse likely know each other very well, and are able to push each other’s buttons whenever you want. Rather than getting frustrated, trust your attorney to work through some of the most difficult areas of concern. Your lawyer has experience helping clients get through all types of disputes and will work to resolve your issues with as little stress to you as possible.

This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Avoiding Parental Disputes, or any other family law issue, please feel free to contact Sheri D. Shepard at 480.461.5300, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.