PLEASE NOTE: We are still open and operational! To protect your safety in response to the threats of COVID-19, we are offering our clients the ability to meet with us in person, via telephone or through video conferencing. Please call our office to discuss your options. click here for Covid 19 updates
Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.

Getting on with life after divorce

"Whatever happened to the person I married?" That's a question that spouses ask all the time, and that's especially true when couples' divorce. After a divorce, rather than working together to achieve goals mutually, a couple may now being actively pursuing ends that are not in the best interest of the other spouse.

To be fair, divorce changes the circumstances that spouses are in, and this may be why they now seem so different to each other. Individuals go on with their lives, meet other people, and sometimes become distant from even their children.

Though divorce is almost always painful, there are ways that couples can reduce the friction. The key is to minimize the consequences that divorce has both for spouses and children. When parents work together in doing what is best for the children and for each other, divorce is far more bearable.

Some suggestions for making post divorce life better would include:

  • Both parents meet alone to discuss plans for the children
  • Keep children informed about plans for divorce
  • Agree to contact information, and to respond to communications by the other spouse in a timely manner
  • Both spouses agree to protect the other spouse from any new person in their life

Sometimes family law attorneys can help couples work better together. Attorneys can observe the circumstances objectively and steer spouses and attorneys away from destructive behavior. Family law attorneys can also put together divorce decrees, analyze finances and determine appropriate alimony and child support amounts, and otherwise counsel couples about Texas laws that regulate divorce.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "After a Divorce, Your Ex is Not the Person You Use to Know," Mary Jo Rapini, Sep. 11, 2012

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • Board Certified
  • IAFL
  • Super Lawyers 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • Avvo Rating
  • Avvo Rating
  • Avvo Client Choice 2014
  • Avvo Client Choice 2014
  • Best Law Firms Badge
  • Laura Dale
  • Texas Bar Today Top Ten Badge

Contact Our Experienced Team Today

Se Habla Español | Nous Parlons Français

Due to the experience our lawyers have in many specialized areas, you can rely on us to put together the right team to handle your case, even if it centers on complex issues such as international family law, business valuation or bankruptcy. Contact us today to make an appointment to discuss your needs with a knowledgeable lawyer.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
email us for a response

1800 Saint James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-574-7952
Fax: 713-600-1718
Houston Law Office Map

Review Us