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Mediation in the divorce process

Couples in Texas who are going through a divorce may choose mediation instead of using the traditional court route. While mediation is not for everyone, it can be an effective tool in easing the stress and financial burden that accompanies most divorces.

Building financial independency during divorce

Each year, many Texas couples turn to divorce as a viable solution to putting differences in the past and moving forward as independent persons. Often, when the decision to divorce is made, an immediate need to determine financial standings is required to make sure each spouse has the support they need.

Can you take steps to be better prepared for divorce?

Deciding to divorce your spouse is never a decision that is made easily and with perfect confidence. In fact, such a serious choice requires adequate time and thought to determine whether or not it is the most effective solution. However, there are certainly things you can do to proactively prepare for divorce in Texas and give yourself a better chance at making a smooth transition.

What does it take to have a friendly divorce?

Maybe you hope to one day be able to be friends with your spouse after the emotional strain from your Texas divorce settles, but the idea of a “friendly” divorce may still sound laughable. According to Psychology Today, though, there are concrete steps you may take to reduce conflict and work toward a positive outcome for both of you.

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:

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