Residents of Texas know that going through a divorce is a difficult time for all parties involved. Things can often get heated and by the end of the process, couples can end up feeling worse-off than they were before. Divorce does not need to end this way, though. There is a way to end up having mutual respect and possibly a friendship after the divorce — getting it done sooner rather than dragging thing out for a lengthy time.
The last thing a couple going through a divorce usually wants is to end up hating each other after it is finalized. The goal of most soon-to-be divorced couples is to end the relationship on a positive note and move forward with their separate lives. Delaying divorce proceedings can actually make the issues between partners worse by dividing them more.
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For Texas families, the process of a divorce is a tough one. There are so many emotions occurring, and sometimes things can get heated. It doesn’t have to be bad, though. There are strategies that families can use to get through a divorce without the added stress, and it all begins with a good lawyer on your side.
Getting one’s emotions in order is a great way to begin a mediation. It is important to start the process with a clear, level head. When starting the divorce process, it is advised to talk to friends and family, have time for yourself, and to start thinking about what is important. The point of mediation is to allow a mediator to help you through this trying time.
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When family members are at odds over the care and custody of a child, the matter can quickly become heated. Many people feel a compelling need to protect the children that they love, and this level of emotion can easily overtake one’s sense of reason. This may be the case for a Texas grandmother who is now facing a serious criminal charge after a child custody fight.
The 58-year-old woman had limited custody of the girl before a bizarre incident that led to her being taken into police custody. Authorities suspect that the grandmother planted drugs on the child in an effort to frame the little girl’s father for possession. Instead, the person now held in police custody is the grandmother.
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The trend toward later-life divorce has been well-documented within this blog and in the greater media. More and more older couples are calling it quits, often at or near the time that their children are heading off to college. While college-bound kids are technically adults, they do have a unique set of needs that Texas parents should consider when moving through a divorce.
Even young adults rely upon their parents to provide a sense of stability within their lives. This is essential in the first few years away from home, when children often return home for holiday and summer breaks. In addition, the manner in which parents handle their divorce provides a real-world example to children on how to resolve conflict. For these reasons, a collaborative divorce approach is often the best fit for families with college-age children.
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