A divorce is rarely ever an easy process. It becomes even more difficult when your ex does not want to cooperate. This can create tension and cause issues in and out of an Illinois courtroom, especially when you are trying to divide marital property. While you cannot do anything to make your ex more reasonable, there are some things you can do to help prevent him or her from causing further issues and to keep your divorce proceedings moving along.
The Huffington Pose recommends that you make good use of your divorce attorney by having him or her act as a mediator for communications. It is often much easier to just remove yourself from direct contact with someone who does not want to cooperate. It is more likely your ex will at least be civil with a neutral third party.
You should also document everything. If your ex calls you or sends anything to you in writing, keep notes and keep the documents. Make sure to write down interactions and include dates and times. If you have to communicate directly, try to do it in writing so you have a record of it.
It is also important not to do anything to purposely provoke your ex. Do not bring up past arguments or point your finger to blame him or her. Try to keep things focused on the task at hand. Letting go of the past can help you a lot even if it does not change your ex’s attitude. This information is for education and is not legal advice.