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November 2019 Archives

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Know the impacts of choosing a lump-sum alimony payment

Alimony payments aren't as common these days as they once were. Many divorces don't include any provisions for this, but if there is a reason to think that yours will, now is the time to explore the options that you have for it. One thing that you might need to consider is how often you will pay.

Don't play into the tactics of a hostile ex during divorce

Having to work with a hostile ex can make the divorce process feel like a nightmare. They will do anything they can at every turn to make your life miserable. It is so easy to fall into their train of thought and become just as hostile, but doing this will only affect you and won't have any impact on your ex.

Try to keep your divorce amicable for a faster resolution

Many people associate divorce with contention. This doesn't necessarily have to be the case. If you and your ex agree that you are going to divorce, making an effort to work through the applicable matters as a team can help you to resolve them as quickly as possible, which could prevent the divorce process from dragging on longer than necessary.

Take control of your emotions when dealing with your ex

One of the most important things that you have to do when you aren't with your child's other parent is keep the communication respectful. This is difficult when you have an ex who loves to push your buttons and irritate you. Unfortunately, you can't stop their behavior, but the good news is that you can control your own reactions.

Teens can learn life and relationship lessons from your divorce

The way a divorce impacts children depends partially on their maturity level. Teenagers often have powerful emotions about the situation, which can be difficult for parents to handle. Because they are aware of various things that are happening, teens might start to form their own opinions about how relationships work based on what they see going on.

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