Divorce can be a complex process that impacts numerous parties. If children are involved, then both parents are going to have to take every step with them in mind. Also, there are grandparents to think about. How are they taking the divorce? Parents are inclined to take the side of their children, and this includes adult children. Your in-laws may have decided to make things as difficult as possible for you during and after divorce. Thankfully, there are some ways that you can counter this issue should it arise.
Show that you are still a team
You and your spouse will have to negotiate numerous issues related to finances, property and your children. However, the keyword here is “negotiate.” You are not obliged to fight one another. In fact, it might be more beneficial to take a collaborative approach during your divorce. In any case, a united front between you and your co-parent will show that you are looking to do what’s best for the children. As grandparents, in-laws may sympathize with this, and they are more likely to listen when they know that their own child is not hurting too much.
Talk to them directly
Sometimes, misunderstandings can be the root cause of hostility. Your in-laws may feel that you are trying to push them out of their grandson’s or granddaughter’s life. Try to approach them calmly and assure them that this is not the case. You might have gotten along well with your in-laws during the marriage, and there is no reason why you cannot remain amicable after the divorce has concluded.
The divorce process is complicated enough without the added issue of conflict with your in-laws. As you navigate your divorce, keep your legal rights in mind.