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Could you remarry your former spouse after 50 years?

A divorce can quickly become contentious. At a time when emotions run high, it is easy to make every issue a major dispute. However, remaining civil and amicable during and after a divorce can be helpful for everyone, especially if children are involved.

Most people in Birmingham do not expect their marriages to end in divorce. On the reverse, people who are divorced likely do not expect to have a romantic relationship with their former spouse ever again. However, one couple has surprised everyone. After nearly 50 years after their divorce, the couple is planning to remarry this month.

They were married as teenagers in 1944. They had four children together and were married for two decades. In 1964, the couple decided to divorce.

They remained friendly, however, even after the man moved away and remarried.

“The way they would act to each other never indicated there was anything but a friendship between them,” the couple’s daughter said. “My mother never had a harsh or contrary word to say about my dad, and my dad never had anything but loving remarks to make about my mother.”

That’s why when the man’s second wife passed away the couple’s daughter suggested he move closer to his first wife. However, he did more than just move. He also proposed to his first wife for a second time. His first wife said yes. They plan to have four generations at their wedding.

This situation is particularly unique, but it proves that couples can remain polite, civil and even friendly after they have parted ways.

To help foster a harmonious relationship, people in Birmingham would be wise to work with an experienced divorce attorney. An attorney can help couples find solutions that are fair for everyone while looking out for their client’s best interests.

Source: Yahoo! News, “Couple to remarry almost 50 years after divorce,” Claudine Zap, July 30, 2012