Are your in-laws making the divorce more difficult? 

On Behalf of | Oct 28, 2022 | Divorce

During your marriage, you and your in-laws got on very well. The union of you and your spouse meant that you were part of an extended family. Now that you and your spouse have decided to go your own way, this dynamic has been turned on its head. 

Your in-laws are barely civil to you anymore and they are trying to interfere with divorce proceedings. What can you do in such a scenario? 

Stay composed 

Your in-laws might be looking to get a reaction out of you, and if they get the desired effect, it’s only going to make matters worse. Try to remain composed and approach the pivotal aspects of your divorce in a business-like manner.

Directly, your in-laws don’t have a say in negotiations, so stick to the topic at hand and focus on settling matters with your spouse. Remember, it’s likely that your in-laws are just trying to be in the corner of their child, and you would probably feel the same way in their situation. 

Find that common ground 

There are numerous things that you and your in-laws disagree on, but there is one important issue that you feel the same way about, the best interests of your child. Your in-laws love their grandchildren, there’s no denying that. You feel the same and all parties just want what’s best for the kids. Finding that common ground can help to smooth things over. 

Divorce is never easy but it is possible to remain amicable with your spouse and negotiate efficiently. Having legal guidance behind you will help you to achieve this.