Many Texas parents may find themselves wondering how their children will handle things both during and after the divorce. Divorce can be stressful for adults, so it is certainly stressful for the children involved. Anytime a divorce occurs, and children are involved, it can be helpful to remember that the divorce can be used as somewhat of a teaching or learning experience for the children.
The end goal of a divorce is probably happiness for both parties. It can be beneficial to show the children that goal, and make it a reality. Parents can teach children to first set their minds to something in order to achieve it. Going through a divorce doesn’t need to put a damper on happiness.
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Many Texas couples who are either getting ready to file for divorce or are already going through the divorce process may wonder what they can do to help their case. Of course, honesty and cooperation are of the best ways to make a divorce successful, but there are many other things one can do to help. No matter how right a person may be in divorce court, it is still up to a judge to decide the outcome, and how one behaves can absolutely play a role in the decision making.
Confidence is no longer just for a job interview, but also for divorce court. Making eye contact to the preceding judge shows one is trustworthy. Always speak to be heard, clear and respectful. Although it is important to be heard in divorce court, remember that there is an equal opportunity for each spouse to speak. Never talk over the judge or the spouse and only speak when spoken to, and, in addition, really listen and show attention to what the judge is saying.
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Parents in Texas can vary from household to household, but one thing they can agree on is that children are expensive. Newborn days are filled with weekly trips to buy expensive diapers and formula, not to mention daycare costs that must be factored in. As children get older, it only gets more expensive, with most kids needing school clothes, shoes, extracurricular costs for schooling and even braces. It is not fair for parents to have to deal with this financial struggle alone, so the noncustodial parent will generally be held responsible for expenses, too. A failure to meet this obligation can have serious consequences, like the 10 parents who have just been arrested in Texas for failure to pay court-ordered child support.
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For many parents in Texas, child custody is one of the most difficult issues that their family may face in a divorce. Celebrating birthdays, holidays, and other family-oriented events are often very different for divorced couples with children. Custody arrangements related to divorce often require that each parent creates a schedule for alternating family time on these special days.
Some specialists in the field of family law and family research believe that this type of schedule can actually cause more harm than good—they believe that the feelings and wishes of the children involved should be considered more, and that the pressure of custody court orders on the children should be decreased.
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