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Divorce may encounter issues of division of business assets

A woman may be involved in a business enterprise with her spouse when the need for a divorce arises. In Texas and elsewhere this will raise issues of property division and will impact all of the financial issues that are presented during the divorce litigation. The woman may end up with a controlling interest in the business or she may be compelled to sell out her interest to the spouse as part of the settlement agreement.

Plan new school year as part of co-parenting after divorce

In Texas and other states, the concept of co-parenting has gained preference in caring for the children after a divorce. With the start of a new school year, it is a propitious time for those recently settling their divorce to discuss their most important ongoing responsibility, i.e., the daily care of their minor children. Planning the highlights of events for the next year can help the children to be more secure in knowing that there will be a structure and a relative sense of certainty to their activities.

Divorce with minor children requires parental cooperation

No one can debate the fact that divorce is a traumatic event for those who are involved, including any minor children. Texas divorce rates follow roughly the national average, which some estimate at about 50 percent. As much as people hate to face such difficulties, they can only put their best foot forward and do what they must to make the outcome easier for all.

Coping with divorce: Helping your child

As a parent going through a difficult divorce, one of your main concerns is how the divorce will affect your child. You know that you can't shield your child from everything that's happening, but it's your hope that you can at least make the situation positive in some ways.

New tax laws carry consequences for those considering a divorce

People in Texas and elsewhere who are contemplating a divorce may face urgent decisions that necessitate an immediate meeting with a family law attorney. The changes in the tax laws enacted by the U.S. Congress call for some of the new provisions to become effective at the beginning of 2019. Several of the changes may impact on whether to facilitate a divorce settlement prior to this coming Dec. 31.

Divorce negotiations are best conducted by informed parties

A recent survey reported in Texas and nationwide indicated that some women came through divorce with surprise financial experiences that were more demanding and disappointing than they had expected. The best defense for women to avoid some or all of those surprises is to be informed and knowledgeable about the details of one's financial status and preferably to become so informed during the marriage. To learn these lessons after the divorce is finalized may be too late to change the unwanted outcomes as easily.

Divorce becomes a serious thought when all else fails

When a marital relationship begins to show serious signs of strain and hopelessness, spouses tend to gloss over the signs and cling to certain rationalizations and even lies to stay in a state of denial. By the time a person gets to a divorce law attorney in Texas or elsewhere, the charade is usually over and the individual sees a clearer reality concerning the relationship. For some people, those realizations can come quickly and bring about rapid change, whereas for others, the old beliefs and lies are hard to shed.

Divorce requires early action to preserve monetary funds

There are certain basic rules of money preservation that Texas family law attorneys recommend their clients adopt prior to a divorce filing. One of the first things is to open a bank account in one's name alone. This is to be done transparently by giving one's spouse an accounting of the money put into the new account and how much will be deposited in the future and during the divorce proceedings.

Separation can set the stage for facing divorce challenges

For a Texas resident, the move to obtain a divorce will call for certain necessary actions that are widely recommended to secure the best outcome. Several things must be done to clear the way for a transition that is not overly stressful. If these principles are followed, the road to divorce will be a bit easier and will encourage more self-assurance along the way.

Many myths about divorce, custody and support are not true

Many common beliefs about divorce are just not true. Whether one resides in Texas or another state, the same common myths about divorce and related issues seem to prevail. There are too many of them to mention here, but there are a few prominent beliefs that stand out.

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