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Transitioning smoothly to life after divorce is possible

Going through a marital breakup in Texas can seem difficult for both emotional and financial reasons. However, the sooner a divorcing spouse embraces the chance to live life according to his or her own terms in the future, the easier the breakup will be. A couple of tips may help divorcing individuals to prepare effectively for life post divorce.

First, deciding where to live is an important step while one is going through divorce. Once this decision is made, the divorcing spouse can move forward with securing a permanent living arrangement. Doing this early on can make the transition to post-divorce life much easier.

Next, making the decision to become more independent can be helpful during the divorce process. For instance, a spouse may choose to pick up a brand-new hobby or reconnect with an old friend. He or she can also get used to taking the children to events on his or her own in preparation for post-divorce parenting.

One of the best ways in which to prepare for life after divorce in Texas, particularly for those who will have to co-parent, is to work toward a divorce settlement through mediation, rather than going to divorce trial. Through mediation, two parents can try to put together a parenting agreement that reflects both of their wishes while also considering what is in the best interests of the children. Mediation is especially helpful in that it gives them the chance to practice finding common ground -- something they will likely have to do as parenting-related issues crop up in the years ahead.

Source: tgdaily.com, "10 Ways to Have a Smooth Transition from a Divorce", Julia Love, Feb. 12, 2018

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