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Is it beneficial to stay friendly with an ex, post-divorce?

Depending on the circumstances preceding your divorce, you may have an interest in staying friends with your ex in the aftermath. If you believe maintaining at least some sort of amicable relationship with this person is a possibility, though, you may find that doing so can benefit you as you move forward; particularly if the two of you plan to co-parent together.

Just how can staying friendly with your former spouse potentially benefit as you navigate your life, post-divorce?

Crafting a parenting plan during mediation

Going through the divorce process can weigh you down. Considering everything at stake, it can become an overwhelming prospect to get through. 

Mediation is one way that couples can get through a split with more of a say in what their post-divorce life will look like. Avoiding court may benefit couples in many ways. Creating a parenting plan in this environment can give you a better handle on co-parenting successfully once the process ends. 

Get the most out of your mediation

Divorce mediation can be quite beneficial for a few different reasons. If you choose to undergo mediation, it is important that you select the right mediator for your situation.

It is also critical that you understand a few key factors to look for in a divorce mediator. Knowing this and your own role in the process can help you to get the most out of your mediation sessions.

Items not worth fighting over in a divorce

It is possible to divorce without lawyers; a lot of people have done it over the years. You just need to be mindful about what you want to fight over. 

In a divorce, there are things you should fight to retain. If there is a vast income discrepancy between you and your ex, then you should receive some alimony, at least, for a little while. You also deserve to fight over the well-being of your children. However, you need to keep things in perspective. A lot of people drag out their divorces unnecessarily because they want something they do not need. Here are some items you should not waste time arguing over during a separation.

3 tips for having a low-stress divorce

No matter the frustration you may feel towards your spouse, the choice to break up is never easy. Both of you will likely feel strong emotions during the process. Ending your marriage will certainly be difficult, but it does not need to overwhelm you.

It is possible to have a low-stress divorce. Here are some suggestions and techniques for reducing your anxiety during your split.

Minimizing the effects of divorce on the kids

Divorce is one situation where the effects of the behavior between separating parents have more of an impact on the kids than the process itself. Many separating couples in Texas find it challenging to look past their own feelings and wants to protect their children. Divorce is not necessarily an easy process, especially with kids to consider, but it can be an amicable separation

The end of marriage marks a big transition where countless changes must occur to reestablish family stability and security. Here are some pointers to make it easier for parents to meet those challenges head-on and mitigate the impact on their kids. 

A friendly divorce may make your post-divorce future better

Divorce can be a tremendously stressful and sad experience. After all, when you decide to separate from someone you promised to love forever, you must deal with a variety of emotions. You do not, though, have to have a full-on battle with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. 

While as many as half of marriages end in divorce, amicable divorces are on the rise. That is for good reason, as spouses often save both money and emotional capital when they use a mediator to dissolve a marriage instead of a lawyer. What may surprise you, though, is that you may have a better post-divorce future by opting for a friendly marriage dissolution. 

2 tips for avoiding a divorce with a lawyer

Though the term divorce is often synonymous with court and lawyers, many couples navigate their divorces without attorneys or contentious court battles. 

Divorce is a decision that requires careful contemplation and preparation. Couples who want to avoid the drama and legal ramifications of separation and save money and stress should consider the following pointers on having a divorce with minimal attorney involvement

How to prepare for an amicable divorce

Not all Texas divorces end up in court where one spouse screams and fights to prolong the battle and dissolution process. Divorce mediation makes it possible to have an amicable divorce if you and your spouse agree that ending your marriage is better than trying to prolong what is inevitable. 

To make the separation easier, do not rush the process. It is a good idea to prepare before filing the divorce papers. Even if you and your partner think you have things all figured out, here are a few pointers to help you stay on track and prevent unexpected issues and delays. 

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