When you were married, the chances are you expected it to last forever. However, irreconcilable differences may have led you to file for a divorce. While this may be a challenging process, you should make the right moves in all matters, including communication.
Should you talk to your spouse during the process or not? Here is what you need to know and some tips to follow:
There’s no rule against it
You are not restricted from speaking to your future ex-spouse. Thus, legally speaking, you can meet them and have discussions about the divorce unless your safety is at risk, in which case it is wisest to communicate with them through formal channels.
Talking to your spouse during your divorce can provide you with the necessary information. You can learn their plans or the source of a conflict. In turn, you can determine the best way to approach the situation. If you have children, you should discuss time-sharing and how to raise them during and after the divorce.
It may not be wise to avoid talking to your spouse. This can lead to misunderstandings that can lead to a prolonged process.
You should still be cautious
Although you can talk to your spouse, you should be careful. Anything you say can potentially aggravate the stresses between you. Consider these tips:
- Stay calm and use a polite tone
- Avoid conversations that can arise emotions
- Set boundaries on the methods you can communicate through and what to discuss
- Remember, not every question requires an immediate response. Request to respond to sensitive issues in the subsequent meeting
You may need to communicate with your spouse during your divorce. However, it will help to get legal guidance to avoid costly mistakes.