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California divorce does not have to mean the end of family

At some point in their lives, many California residents likely found themselves in a relationship that was simply no longer working. If the individuals were married, they likely went through the necessary divorce proceedings to dissolve their marriage. For some parties, this process may result in their never speaking again, but for parents, ending the marriage does not necessarily end their connection.

Though remaining connected to an ex-spouse could be difficult, one out-of-state family are trying to make the best out of the situation. Though the couple's marriage ended in divorce, they had a child while they were still married. As a result, the child's mother believes that she and her ex-husband continue to share an important bond. In hopes of having a positive impact on their 4-year-old son, they continue to have family portraits made together. 

The mother stated that after the divorce, she realized she did not have any professional photos of her son. After setting up an appointment with a photographer, she invited her ex-husband along. As a result, the former couple have decided to keep the tradition going and have even agreed to created blended-family portraits in the event that either parent gets remarried.

As this case shows, some parents and couples may have the ability to remain civil and amicable toward each other even after divorce. Individuals with this mindset may be able to have relatively low-conflict legal proceedings when it comes to ending their marriages and deciding on child custody terms. Of course, each case is different, and California residents entering into the process may want to speak with experienced attorneys to determine the best routes for their cases.

Source: CNN, "This divorced couple still takes a family portrait with their son", Doug Criss, April 6, 2017

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