On behalf of The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, PC posted in Divorce on Friday, December 18, 2015.

Facing the end of a marriage can be a frightening time. Emotions run high, and yet at the same time Dallas residents will feel that they want to protect their children from any negativity. Some may even stay in a bad marriage for the sake of their children.

While every family’s case is unique, one high-profile divorce from recent years provides an interesting insight into this problem. Tiger Woods’ divorce from Elin Nordegren in 2010 was complicated by the media’s ongoing coverage of his infidelity. And yet, today, the couple’s relationship is far from the acrimonious resentment that those who watched events play out on television might expect.

According to Nordegren, with whom Woods shares two children, the two are “doing really good.” She goes on to call Woods “a great father” and expresses happiness at the state of their relationship. Woods, for his part, calls Nordegren one of his “best friends” and their relationship “fantastic.” He says the two talk on the phone often. While co-parenting can be a difficult adjustment, for this perhaps unlikely couple, it has opened up an opportunity for a healthy and positive relationship in spite of Woods’ actions during their marriage.

There is an option for Dallas parents to consider when they know that their marriage is at an end, yet wish to spare their children from the stress of a traditional litigated divorce. A collaborative law divorce allows partners to work together towards a settlement in good faith. Those who are candidates for this type of process often find that it can help spare hurt feelings and anxiety. It can help set the stage for a positive co-parenting relationship in the future.

Source: The Huffington Post, “Tiger Woods Gets Candid About What Went Wrong In His Marriage,” Brittany Wong, Dec. 3, 2015