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How to communicate with your ex after divorce

Depending upon the conditions surrounding a divorce, some Texas residents may have an easier time communicating with their exes than others. Of course, speaking with an ex is easier if the divorce is amicable; however, if the divorce is contentious, it may be more difficult. When there are kids involved, communicating with each other is a necessity, and both parties must decide the best course of action for the children.

There are three ways to approach keeping in touch with an ex. The first is to be polite, pleasant and a bit impersonal, the manner in which someone would be with a stranger or a cashier. Another option is to carry on and realize that the ex will not change. This involves a certain amount of willpower, as one will have to ignore any sarcasm or snide remarks. Working through the communication process in one of these manners will be less stressful for the children.

The third choice is to avoid direct communication; instead, choosing to communicate about crucial items such as school and visitation through one's attorneys or via text. However, those who wish to speak with their exes through their attorneys may want to remember that they will be billed for that service. Sometimes, cooling down and waiting until emotions have passed before communicating might be a better choice.

Dealing with the end of a marriage may be very stressful. Often, those thinking of divorce have many questions, but may not know where to turn. A skilled divorce lawyer in the state of Texas may be able to help them with issues such as property division, child support and visitation plans. An attorney may be able to help a divorcing couple work towards the most fair and equitable outcome possible.

Source: Huffington Post, "3 Ways to Communicate Better With Your Ex", Honoree Corder, August 02, 2013

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