People end their marriages because they are unhappy with some aspect of their relationships. However, just because you weren’t happy while married doesn’t mean that you can’t have a respectful and amicable divorce, and this is true whether a settlement is reached inside or outside of a Texas courtroom. If you share kids with your partner, it may be essential to have a good divorce if possible.
Your partner has feelings too
While you may not have any romantic feelings for your spouse, it’s important to remember that they are still human. Therefore, this individual will experience many of the same emotions you will during the divorce process; recognizing this before, during and after may make settling easier. In addition, being empathetic may also make it easier to collaborate with this person to raise your children after your marriage is officially dissolved.
Set a good example for the children
Treating your partner with respect and kindness shows your children how adults deal with unpleasant situations. Minimize the derogatory comments or take other actions that could undermine this person’s parental authority. It’s important to remember that your children are watching and listening. Trying to portray your partner as an evil person could result in losing custody or visitation rights yourself.
Don’t be afraid to compromise
Understanding the difference between wants and needs can help make the divorce process easier. By fighting for what you need, you can avoid petty arguments over issues and resolve meaningful conflicts faster.
In a divorce settlement, you may receive a portion of a marital estate, spousal support or child support payment. Spousal support payments are based on several factors, such as your age and ability to work. In addition, the court may use tax returns, bank statements and other records to determine the overall value of the marital estate and make a fair separation.