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In divorce, a positive attitude can set a productive tone

Divorce has become a reality for countless residents of Michigan and beyond. That is not to say that all marriages end in divorce, but it's impossible to deny that there is a good amount of them that do. Thankfully, though, there is no longer a stigma attached to divorce. Even though divorce denotes the end of a marriage, it does not signal the end of the world. Sometimes, divorce is the best solution in a situation where the marriage is just not working anymore.

Jane Seymour, a famous actress, has recently spoken out about divorcing her husband of 20 years. Seymour was married to James Keach, another actor, and they have twin sons who are now 17 years old. Ms. Seymour has a remarkably positive outlook on her divorce, stating on a TV talk show that it's just a part of life. Ms. Seymour also recognizes that she and her ex-husband are respectful friends, and that they will be forever linked because of their children. Seymour affirmed a commitment to co-parenting with her former husband.

Seymour's situation demonstrates that the end of a marriage can be an amicable situation. Divorce is difficult, sad and even heartbreaking, but if the parties involved can maintain an atmosphere of respect and cordiality, the divorce proceedings can prove much easier to get through. Even more importantly, when children are involved, this cooperative attitude can help participants avoid placing undue stress on their sons or daughters.

Divorce is governed by the state in which the divorce is taking place. Michigan and its surrounding states all have specific rules and regulations that the courts apply to divorce proceedings. These rules heavily influence the outcomes relating to child custody, spousal support, and property division, to name just a few divorce-related concern .

Going through a divorce is a difficult time in a person's life. However, keeping a positive attitude and staying true to oneself can go a long way in easing the pain of the situation.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, "Jane Seymour on divorce: 'It's life. It happens'," Hal Boedeker, April 18, 2013

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