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Divorce parties signal the start of a new freedom for some people

When you and your spouse decide to end the relationship, your mind might begin to think ahead about what life will be like when you are officially done with the divorce. For some people, the end of the divorce is something to celebrate. Freedom parties or divorce parties are becoming more popular as the attitudes about divorce begin to change.

Some couples are amicably divorcing these days. Those couples might still have business ties or children that will keep them around each other. In these cases, the divorce party is one way for the ex-spouses to show that they accept that they will have to remain in each other's lives.

When it comes down to it, divorce parties might help them transition into new roles that aren't revolving around the marriage. In the case of someone who is still in a business partnership with a former spouse, the divorce party could be a way of letting business contacts and employees know that both parties will still be active in the business.

Anyone who is planning a divorce party should know that these parties are often lighthearted. One area where creativity reigns supreme is the cake at the party. Some people are having cakes made that include a copy of the divorce decree on edible paper as the cake topper. Others are having the cake depict a funny scene, such as the bride kicking the groom off a cliff.

As much fun as you can have planning the divorce party, you should make sure that your immediate focus is on the divorce settlement so that you don't end up getting the short end of the stick with the divorce settlement. Knowing your rights in Texas and asserting yourself during the divorce might help you to get the settlement you need to move on with your life after the freedom party is over.

Source: Gadsden Times, "Celebrating Divorce? Parties, complete with 'freedom cakes,' growing in popularity" Leanne Italie, Jun. 04, 2014

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