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How can you protect yourself during your divorce?

You and your spouse have decided that divorce is the only remaining option to resolve the marital conflict that has been a persistent problem. While you feel a sense of relief that your volatile relationship will be drawing to a close, you are also ridden with anxiety about what this significant change will mean for you. Fortunately, there are proactive steps you can take to protect your wellbeing as you work hard to adjust to your new normal. 

Preventing the stress of your divorce from hurting your success

While you may be feeling relieved that you and your spouse are filing for divorce, reality is setting in that your life is about to change drastically. First off, you will have to reconsider your future and reassess your goals. Second, there are decisions to make regarding your finances and retirement needs. Third, if you have children, you will need to try and maintain a schedule and help them understand what is happening. At Fabio + Merrill Attorneys at Law, we have helped many people in Texas to work through divorce as efficiently as possible. 

Can you maintain financial stability during your divorce?

Because you and your spouse have decided to pursue a divorce in Texas, you are now faced with the task of recreating your life as an independent person. Sometimes, this can be quite a challenge, especially if you were married for a significant period of time. As you start to make changes, you should be watchful to protect your finances. The slightest misstep or irrational decision could leave you financially strapped and struggling to make ends meet. Fortunately, there are things you can do to stay financially stable during your divorce. 

Fighting with a spouse before divorce

Couples decide to end their marriage for many different reasons, from infidelity to incompatibility. In some instances, a marriage is brought to an end due to relentless fighting or a single incident that left one party emotionally scarred. Moreover, fighting may also take place once a person informs their spouse of their plans to file for divorce, during the process of divorce, or after a marriage has already come to an end. With regard to fights and divorce issues, it is important to know your rights and move forward cautiously.

Self-care can make divorce simpler, healthier and happier

Divorce is often associated with feelings of despair, depression and anger. Under many circumstances, couples resort to divorce only after they have exhausted all other efforts to try and amend their marriage. Because divorcing couples are left to try and separate all of their assets, finances and even time with children, the legal process of separation may seem painstakingly long in Texas. Despite bitter court battles seeming normal, couples have the chance to focus their energy on self-love as they work through their divorce in a healthy and effective manner. 

How can you manage your finances during a messy divorce?

If you and your spouse are currently going through divorce proceedings in Texas, you may have already begun to experience the stress that comes with making an onslaught of important decisions in a relatively short period of time. While divorce is a satisfactory option if you are looking to end your relationship with your former spouse, it also requires you to be flexible and willing to compromise on issues related to child support, alimony, separation of assets and other topics. Managing your money during this time can be difficult if you do not know where to begin, and failing to be proactive about making smart decisions can leave you in a dangerous place when things are finalized.

Domestic incident tied to couple's pending divorce

For many divorcing couples in Texas, the process of separating is not without struggles, disagreements, compromise and sacrifice. In many instances, one or both people are required to give up a desired outcome for one that appeals to the needs and wants of both parties. Often, circumstances become increasingly challenging and hostile when a couple has had children together. 

Divorce after a car accident

When someone is hurt in a motor vehicle crash, various changes may come into their life. For example, they may lose the ability to walk, either temporarily or permanently, which interferes with their job or prevents them from taking care of other responsibilities and participating in activities they are interested in. Financial problems, mental trauma, and physical pain are some of the other consequences of a crash. Because these accidents can upend a person’s life in so many ways, there may be additional challenges they find themselves facing, such as the end of their marriage.

My partner wants a prenup. Do I have to sign it?

Many people associate a prenuptial agreement with divorce, and if your future spouse brings up the topic before your Texas wedding, it could leave you feeling anxious. However, your partner is not necessarily planning to split up; a prenup is good financial planning, and it can benefit you just as much.

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