As you listen to your spouse repeat the same tired rant, you think to yourself, “This conversation is going nowhere.” You had hoped to come to an amicable compromise in your divorce, but instead you seem to be going in circles.

How do you know when it’s time to give in and call in a Maryland divorce lawyer? A compromise may not be possible if your spouse is exhibiting any of the following signs:

Delaying Talks - If your spouse is frequently rescheduling planned meetings or constantly forgetting to show up, this may be a sign that he or she is not actually ready or willing to negotiate.

Focused on the Petty - For compromise to work, each spouse must be willing to give a little, both on the small things and the big things. If your spouse is nitpicking every little detail, this may very well indicate that he or she is not really willing to compromise at all.

Stuck in a Rut - True compromise often requires thinking outside of the box. If your spouse is unwilling to consider alternative ideas that could benefit both of you, coming to a satisfactory settlement may be difficult.

It’s All Personal - An emotional response to Maryland divorce proceedings is rarely healthy. A spouse who takes personal offense to everything you say is not likely to be able to see rationally enough to agree on the delicate matters involved in a divorce settlement.

Unfortunately, if your spouse is not willing to work with you in settling matters congenially, you may have no other option but to settle in court. To see how a Maryland divorce attorney can help, call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 1-800-875-9700.

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