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How can I prepare myself financially for divorce?

If you are thinking about serving your spouse with divorce papers anytime soon, you may want to hold off on that decision for a bit. Texas divorces are not cheap. If you do not take the time to plan properly, your separation could leave you wounded and at a financial disadvantage. No matter how agreeable you and your partner may seem now, things can get ugly fast. Your divorce may even take longer to finalize. 

What are grandparents’ rights?

As a proud Texas grandparent, you probably do everything you can to stay involved in the lives of your grandchildren. However, situations occur where the children’s parents may keep them from you and not allow you to visit with them or be involved in their lives. In a situation like this, you should inquire about grandparents’ rights.

What is the role of the “standard of living” in a divorce?

When you are getting divorced in Texas and cannot come to an agreement on your divorce settlement, the court will step in to settle things. If this happens, the court will often look at the standard of living to help it make determinations. This is why you should understand what this term means and how it can affect your divorce.

How might House Bill 65 affect the divorce process in Texas?

If you are a married Texas parent and you disagree with your spouse about whether to divorce, you may soon find it considerably harder to have that divorce granted. Per WSPA.com, an amended version of House Bill 65, which would put an end to what the state currently considers “no fault” divorces, is expected to pass, meaning it is likely to eventually become law in the Lone Star State.

Is your marriage working the way you want?

Typically, a marriage does not suddenly fall apart, rather, there is a steady decline in the relationship. And as time passes, a spouse may not even realize the degree to which things have deteriorated. But if you are starting to have doubts about the future of your marriage, it may be time to assess the situation.

How Long Does A Divorce Take?

One of the biggest fears that people have about divorce is that they will get caught up in a stressful and costly legal battle that goes on for years. In reality, such legal battles are rare. Here is some information about divorce timelines in Texas:

Pitt and Jolie reportedly locked in child support debate

The process of divorce is not known for bringing out the best in people. This is understandable because when a married couple splits, each party may be carrying bitter disappointments and deep-seated resentments. These extreme emotions can manifest themselves in very adversarial behavior. And the problems can become even more pronounced when children are involved.

How do I get ready for my divorce?

Rarely do married couples get "quickie" divorces. There are many reasons for this, such as the legal requirements of the state. But also, divorce is often a complex matter, the details of which take time to negotiate and finalize. Moreover, even if you are more than ready to end your marriage, you are better served by taking careful steps to prepare for the next phase of your life.

No-Fault Divorce Is Being Challenged In Texas

Texas law currently allows no-fault divorce. In other words, couples do not have to place blame and establish fault to end a marriage. They can file for no-fault divorce on the grounds of insupportability if, as the law states, "marriage has become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities that destroys the legitimate end of the marital relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation."

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