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The difficult emotions that come with some family law decisions

Making the choice to divorce or separate is not an easy decision. When a Texas reader finally moves forward with a major family law decision, it can bring various emotions that can range from relief to dread. During the process of divorce and in the midst of working for a fair final order, it can be beneficial to set aside temporary feelings and focus on what will be best long-term.

In many situations, husbands are caught off guard by their wife's decision to file for divorce. Statistics indicate that as many as 70% of divorces are initiated by the women, and as a result, a husband may find himself dealing with complicated and difficult emotions. Emotionally processing this major step is not easy, and it can cloud a person's judgment during a time when it's crucial to be thinking clearly.

After deciding to divorce, people can feel regret over things said or done, excitement over the thought of a fresh start and/or relief that the tension will soon be over. People get divorced for many reasons, and sometimes, it can take a long time to get over the grief and emotional trauma of the process. Thankfully, a smart and fair final order can make it easier for a Texas father to adjust to his post-divorce life.

Family law decisions can affect a family for years to come. Despite what a father or husband is feeling in the moment, it can be helpful to keep the focus on what will be best long-term. The emotions that come with a divorce or separation are significant, but it gets easier over time. 

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