The 3 deadly sins of divorce negotiation

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2021 | Divorce |

If you are considering ending your marriage, you may be dreading divorce litigation. After all, not only can a bitter court battle be overwhelmingly stressful, but you may also spend thousands of dollars to get out of your marriage. Opting for an uncontested divorce may help on both fronts.

With an uncontested divorce, you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse negotiate solutions to divorce-related issues, such as property division, spousal support or child custody. For your divorce negotiations to be successful, though, you must avoid these three deadly sins.


Courts across Florida regularly handle divorces where spouses cannot agree on how to split the marital estate. While you certainly want to receive your fair share, being too greedy probably does not do you much good. That is, for your uncontested divorce to go smoothly, you and your husband or wife must be willing to make some sacrifices.


If your marriage did not live up to your expectations, it may be tempting to try to harm your spouse. While there is certainly nothing wrong with believing your spouse damaged your marriage, you may want to put your emotions aside during divorce negotiations. Exercising humility may encourage your husband or wife to work with you instead of against you.


Even if you are ready to end your marriage, you probably have some fears about the future. Even though it is ok to be afraid, too much fear may lead you to make knee-jerk decisions. By negotiating with calmness and focus, you may improve your chances of reaching a settlement that benefits you.

Ultimately, after you put your emotions aside and make a good-faith effort to find common ground, you and your spouse avoid many of the consequences that often come with a nasty fight in divorce court.