The concept of fighting fairly doesn’t seem like something that would apply to divorce. After all, there’s very little that is fair about any split. However, learning to fight fair before, during, and after marriage can pay dividends in terms of affecting parenting, putting closure on your divorce, and moving on with your life. It’s not about fighting to win. It’s about fighting to be effective. Or, it’s about fighting to save your relationship if you’re not in a divorce. All couples argue. It’s not knowing how to effectively argue that creates difficulties in a relationship, says board certified marital and family law attorney, Charles D. Jamieson.
Some important rules to follow during the divorce process are be respectful and use ‘I’ statements, rather than blaming the other person. Make an appointment to discuss issues and stay on topic during these discussions. Never devalue feelings. Have rules of engagement when discussing your divorce, and be realistic. Upholding family rights and defending against injustices, the law firm of Charles D. Jamieson, PA, can answer any questions you may have about divorce. They understand that it’s an extremely sensitive and important issue, and they’re there to assist you.