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Why do couples divorce?

It is often impossible to tell what really happens in a marriage behind closed doors. Family and friends may be shocked when the perfect couple announces their intention to divorce. For some Texas couples, it may be difficult to put into words what went wrong. However, advisors to couples have learned that some common issues often lead to the breakup of a seemingly happy marriage.

Texas woman celebrates divorce with a big bang

People respond to the end of their marriages in different ways. Some embrace the change and look to the future with excitement, while others pine and mourn for what once was and what could have been. Still others celebrate this new and exciting chapter of their lives in unorthodox ways. There have been reports of women burning their wedding dresses, but one woman in Medina County, went a step further following her divorce.

Divorce, child custody could lead to grief process

Understanding the impact that divorce can have on children is key to achieving a favorable outcome. Many Texas parents are concerned about how their divorce and resulting child custody changes will affect their shared children, and they are unsure how to respond to their questions and concerns. Some social scientists liken divorce to death and assert that kids will need to go through a grieving process as they come to terms with the change. The following information is given in the hopes of giving parents an idea of what to expect in the weeks and months following the announcement of their pending divorce.

Is shared child custody a better solution for kids?

Texas parents who are trying to find the best possible division of parenting responsibilities are facing a real challenge. Social science, despite a plethora of studies on the topic, has yet to present a hard-and-fast rule when it comes to which type of child custody structures are best for children. In fact, studies routinely come out on all sides of the matter, leaving parents with little guidance in creating a custody plan that is best for their family.

Child custody dispute leads to accusation of kidnapping

There are few things that can cause a greater level of contention between two individuals than struggles over the care and custody of a shared child. Divorced parents in Texas often go through years of difficulty as they divide parenting rights and responsibilities between them. In some cases, these struggles escalate to the point that the matter is brought back before a court, and one or both parents ask for a modification to an existing child custody order or agreement. In a recent case, the level of strife led to claims of parental kidnapping and the arrest of one parent.

Parents must consider health effects of living arrangements

When a Texas family is going through divorce, a great deal of time and effort is put into minimizing the negative impacts for shared children. A recent study looked into the eating habits of children within a recently divorced family as opposed to those living with both parents. What emerged was evidence to suggest that kids whose parents were divorcing or recently divorced were more likely to consume sugary beverages than those who lived with both parents. These findings underscore the importance of ensuring that the post-divorce living arrangements meet the needs of both parents and children.

Dads can struggle with altered living arrangements

In the aftermath of a divorce, many Texas parents struggle to come to terms with a new single-parent household structure. For dads, the change can be especially difficult to handle. While each family is unique, it is often the norm for mothers to create the vast majority of the rules under which children are raised. Once divorce has led to altered living arrangements, dads are left having to work out their own rules for how their household will be run.

Is Nick Cannon a child custody role model?

Texas fans of the hit show "America's Got Talent" will be familiar with the name Nick Cannon. The personable host of the show, Cannon comes across as funny, witty and utterly relatable. The entertainer and his wife, singer Mariah Carey, may also serve as the most current example of the rarest of breeds: the celebrity couple who handles their divorce and child custody with dignity and grace.

A child's perspective on child custody matters

For Texas parents who divorce, the impact on their shared children is one of their greatest concerns. It can be difficult to predict how kids will react to a shift in their family structure, and many parents fear that there could be difficulty accepting the changes ahead. The following insight is based on interviews with individuals who went through a divorce and child custody process while they were still children. The results might be surprising to parents who are concerned about their own children, and could bring a measure of relief.

Dads must remain close, despite living arrangements

When a couple with children divorces, adjusting to the changes in family structure can be difficult for all involved. Often, the mother retains primary physical custody of the children, with the father receiving liberal visitation time. For those Texas Dads who are struggling to adjust to these altered living arrangements, it is important to understand how essential it is to remain connected to one’s children.

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