Celebrate your divorce by throwing a party with your ex

On behalf of Furr & Cohen, P.A. posted in Divorce on Friday, June 13, 2014.

The days of bitterness following a divorce seem to be making their way out of society. A new trend shows that despite divorcing, the parties are still opting to put up a united front. You might be wondering exactly how a divorced couple can present a united front. The answer to that question comes in the form of a divorce party.

Divorce parties aren’t exactly a new thing. One Florida baker reports that eight years ago he made a divorce cake for a woman. He had made her wedding cake a short 18 months before the divorce cake.

Some divorce parties occur when the exes own or run a company together. The divorce party is used as a way to ease into the transition that is bound to occur. It is also done as a way to show the employees that the divorce just means an end to the personal relationship and not the professional relationship.

For divorcees who have children, the divorce party is something that signals the end of the divorce process and the beginning of working together to raise the children. The party can also give the children a sense of closure and a feeling that their parents will still be there for them.

While it is true that divorce can be a turbulent time, keeping things civil and focusing on getting the settlement taken care of can help to make it a little easier. If you and your ex are on good terms when the divorce is finalized, a divorce party might be just what you need to celebrate your new start and release the tension of the divorce.

Source: Poughkeppsie Journal, “Divorce parties, complete with cake” Leanne Italie, Jun. 09, 2014