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Collaborative co-parenting could benefit some divorcing couples

The end of the marriage often means the start of various emotions. The divorce process is not an easy event and couples in Texas understand that it can lead to new challenges. In some cases, the divorcing couple could learn from the experience and realize they can come together and cooperate. This is especially true for parents seeking to come to agreeable terms for a child custody arrangement.

It is fairly stereotypical to think of divorcing couples screaming at each other and getting into arguments about their failed relationship as well as their property that needs to be distributive. Fights could even center in on their children, which could be hazardous for the children to be around.

Children could be seriously affected in a child custody dispute, so parents need to address this issue carefully and rationally. A recent article noted that divorcing couples should treat their arguments the same way as they do in first aid and fire training. They should stop the escalation and hurt. They should drop the battle. They should roll with it and let things go.

These steps not only prevent the arguments between the soon-to-be ex-spouses but it also protects the children from witnessing these arguments. If parents can get to the point of calmness and cooperation, co-parenting and collaborative law could be the appropriate way to handle the divorce process.

Although it could be a very successful way to handle some divorces and divorce legal issues, collaborative law is not the only option for family law issues. Those dealing with issues in the divorce process may want to get more information about what process might be appropriate for their situation.

Source: Huffington Post, "Moving From Parenting to Co-parenting: Joining Together in Divorce," John McElhenney, Nov. 20, 2013

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