Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

Seeds For The Future: Building The Opportunity For A Friendly Relationship After Your Divorce

Judy Alexander

A divorce is an extremely difficult situation to navigate from a social perspective. In many cases, the reasons behind the divorce make it almost impossible to have a positive relationship with your spouse in the short term. However, because of the needs that children, families, and friends often have, it's important to try and recover a functional relationship for the future.

Your behavior during the divorce process can go a long way toward planting the seeds for your future relationship with your spouse. That's why it's important to keep a few key points in mind as you move through this difficult time in your life.

Always Communicate Effectively

In the past, communication with your spouse probably came pretty naturally. It's normal if that isn't the case anymore. Unfortunately, it's absolutely critical that you find an effective way to communicate with your spouse as your divorce becomes final--you'll keep the damage done to your relationship at a minimum.

There's a few important actions that can make this easier to accomplish. These include:

  • Keeping your interactions focused on progressing through the process, not what brought you to this point
  • Taking time before responding to your spouse, if possible
  • Speaking directly to your spouse yourself or through your lawyer--never use children or friends to communicate

Keep Friends and Family At Arm's Length

Hopefully, there are people in your life who care about you. They'll want to offer support to you during this difficult time. That said, most people's version of moral support isn't the most objective and respectful type--it's easy to fall into a trap of insulting your spouse as a result.

The solution to this is to keep your family and friends out of the divorce process as much as possible. Certainly, spend time with them and continue to make them an important part of your life. Just be sure to take the high road and avoid conversations about your spouse. This keeps hurt feelings at a minimum.

Start Living Your Life

It's easy to put your life on hold during your divorce. After all, there's so many things to weigh and consider as things move forward. If you fixate on these things and neglect the things that make you happy, you'll be in a poor mental state before you know it.

That makes it important to find ways to enjoy yourself. You have a right to enjoy your life, and doing so will allow you to take on the task of your divorce with energy and good humor. Take time for yourself and pursue new interests during this time. You'll make better decisions and be better off for it.

The actions you take now will have a significant impact on the possibility of an amicable relationship with your spouse in the future. By keeping this in mind as you finalize your divorce, you'll be able to create a sustainable relationship that will benefit your friends and family. Talk with an attorney, like Reneer & Associates, to make sure you are handling things correctly during your divorce proceedings. 


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Image Licensing Protections: An Introduction

When you sell stock photography, there is always a risk that someone may use your image in a way that you didn't permit in the licensing agreement. When that happens, you need to protect your licensing rights. The best way to do that is to work with a copyright and licensing attorney. I've spent a lot of time researching fair use and licensing restrictions. I hope that the information here helps you to not only understand your rights as the creator but also to learn how to document and enforce those rights and seek legal resolutions when they are violated.