After years of trying to save your marriage, you and your spouse have realized your options are exhausted and the best thing both of you can do is part ways. This is a stressful and heartbreaking time in your life, and the last thing you want to do right now is add to the strain. You may have heard about other divorce methods besides a litigated divorce. Will an amicable divorce work for you like it has for countless other divorcing couples in Texas?
As if divorce is not complicated enough, legal jargon can make it even more confusing. You may have heard of the terms uncontested and contested divorce but are not sure of what they mean and how they apply to you. Understanding the difference between the two can help you determine which approach is best for your situation.
Divorce is never easy for any couple in Texas, but not everyone is looking to "get back" at their ex through drawn out litigation. In many instances, couples in Houston and elsewhere across Texas that are choosing to part paths have children and both want to play a significant role in their children's lives. Further, raising kids is expensive and prolonged litigation in a family courtroom often means a major expense.
Perhaps the most tragic thing about most divorces is that two people who have shared so much end up fighting each other as passionately as they may once have been attracted to each other. But for some, divorces can be amicable. Some couples effectively see and use divorce as a healthy, necessary step towards happier lives. This often happens in the form of an uncontested divorce, and couples find they more quickly, less expensively, and less traumatically move forward with their lives. In amicable divorces otherwise contentious issues can serve as reasons for keeping things civil. Children often get bounced around like ping pong balls in divorce proceedings. An amicable divorce actually lets both parents consider the children's needs first before their own wants. When they can afford to they can actually leave the children in the home they are used to, and take turns living there themselves, so the children need not live with the extreme change of a new home along with the separation of their parents.
When Courteney Cox and David Arquette got together after costarring in Scream, their union seemed so wacky that it would have to work. She was the low-key partner, while Arquette was more eccentric. They seemed to be a good balance.