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In some instances, divorce is in the best interests of the child

Oregon parents may sometimes be inclined to avoid divorce for the sake of their children. Admittedly, there is nothing wrong with attempting to work certain issues out before deciding that filing for divorce is the best course of action, but when problems cannot be resolved, divorce may be the most beneficial option for all those involved. Parents can then move forward and focus on what is in the best interests of the child. 

Although custody plans do focus on what is in the best interest of a child, a solid agreement can also be surprisingly beneficial to the parents. Working out a parenting plan together can help divorcing couples find some level of compromise that can, in turn, extend to other aspects of the divorce process. An agreed-upon child custody plan can also help everyone -- parents and kids alike -- settle into a new, post-divorce routine.

It has also been speculated that kids can benefit more from their parents' successful divorce than from a difficult marriage. Rather than being exposed to an angry and hostile environment, a divorce can allow everyone involved to live in happier homes. In situations such as this, a divorce can be beneficial for more than just the couple.

While perhaps not discussed as much as the potential roadblocks that couples often encounter during the divorce process, the benefits of a divorce can and often do greatly outweigh related negative connotations. In particular, Oregon parents may find that divorce was in the best interests of the child all along. However, parents should still be certain that they address all aspects of a child custody agreement to ensure that they have adequately addressed all potential issues that could arise.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Why a Good Divorce Is Better Than a Bad Marriage for Kids", Brette Sember, March 24, 2015

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