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Collaborative law might resolve divorce issues efficiently

In a recent blog post, we discussed how child support matters can sometimes be handled through collaborative law. When you are going through a divorce, you can often get everything handled in an efficient manner if we can work through the issues that are presented using the collaborative process instead of trying to battle in court.

Child support can be determined through negotiations

Child support is one component of a child custody case that can be especially difficult for parents to come to an agreement on. The paying parent might think that the amount is too high while the recipient parent might feel that the amount isn't high enough. Both sides of the case should understand that if they can't come to an agreement, the court will step in and order child support payments in an amount that complies with Texas guidelines.

How can you make divorce easier?

While it often doesn't seem like it, there are things you can do and focus on during your divorce to make the process less stressful for all involved. The most important of these is to focus on being calm and civil and treating your ex the same way you would treat a business colleague you had to work with on a big project. While it may seem very difficult in the moment, a little bit of kindness and understanding toward your ex during the divorce can go a long way toward getting through the process quickly.

Survey shows changing attitudes toward divorce

While divorce rates are higher than they were a couple of generations ago, the number of divorces that take place every year has begun to stabilize. With this, the attitudes Americans have toward divorce is changing as well. According to a survey completed by the government in an attempt to see how cultural ideas of family, marriage and divorce are changing over the years, fewer people now approve of divorce as an option.

Consider the benefits of settling child custody with your ex

Working through child custody matters can be difficult, but it isn't impossible. In some cases, you won't have to rely on the court to decide what happens with your children. Instead, you and your child's other parent can work together to settle the child custody issues. There are several benefits to working with your ex to resolve these matters.

What are the benefits of collaborative law in a divorce?

Many people base their idea of what a divorce is like on the experiences of generations past, but divorce is constantly evolving. As more and more couples choose to divorce amicably, the collaborative approach is becoming more popular and is a viable option for many. Learn more about this process to see if it is right for you.

Study shows Texas has some of the happiest divorces

A new study seems to indicate that where you live may have an effect on how happy your divorce is. The study, published by CompleteCase.com, looks at the online divorce forms couples were filling out on the site to see which states seemed to have the nicest divorces. The data was compiled after looking through the online forms to see which states had the most couples who agreed with each other on the terms of the divorce and which states had more couples in disagreement.

How can collaborative law help?

Many people have a stereotype of the divorce process being extremely adversarial, with both parties out to get each other. While this may be true in some situations, it doesn't have to be the case. Making use of the collaborative process can help take some of the stress out of the situation and make it easier for parents to come to an agreement about child custody issues.

The importance of co-parenting

One of the most important things children need is love, stability and a relationship with both parents. However, during and after a divorce, the latter can be difficult to provide no matter how good the parents' intentions are. Even in a shared parenting arrangement where the children spend a fairly equal amount of time with both parents, it can still be difficult for the parents to be involved in the children's activities, school functions and daily lives.

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