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Divorce can impact New Year celebration

The New Year may elicit feelings of both excitement and apprehension for individuals in Texas. This may be especially true for someone who is navigating the divorce process during this holiday. Fortunately, these types of individuals can take some steps to keep the start of 2019 as enjoyable as possible in spite of their divorce situations.

First, those going through the dissolution of a marriage may benefit from being intentional about how they plan to spend the New Year. For instance, the parents of minor children can plan activities to do with the children, which can help them to create meaningful experiences together. Those who do not have children can get caught up on special projects they have not had time to do for a while, or they may take some time to rest.

Second, those who are dealing with divorce might be encouraged by the fact that many American adults are actually single. Specifically, 110 million people over 18 are not married, or 45 percent of this population. In addition, just because they are not married does not mean that celebrating the New Year has to be any less special. For instance, they can still practice family traditions when bringing in the New Year.

Divorce can understandably take an emotional toll on those going through it. Still, settling a divorce out of court may help to make the marital breakup process easier, in addition to helping the two spouses to remain as amicable as possible once the divorce has been finalized. This is particularly valuable for those who have young children, as they will have to co-parent in the years ahead. An attorney in Texas can help an individual who is going through divorce to push for the most personally favorable outcome possible and ensure that his or her rights are protected during all phases of the divorce proceeding.