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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.

Parental addiction may lead to child custody in grandparents

The role of grandparents in child custody matters in Texas has increased steadily with the growth over recent years of the opioid crisis. Nothing can be more crippling to a parent's caregiving skills than addiction to heavy pain killers. It is not a new phenomenon for grandparents to be drawn into a parenting role for their grandchildren, but it is now happening with much more frequency. The phenomenon also results in an increasing number of court cases in which parents are fighting grandparents for child custody.

Be informed prior to engaging in divorce negotiations

The summer season does not see a lot of divorce filings in Texas and other states. The focus on filing for a divorce naturally increases in the fall season. At that time, summer travel is over and the children are back in school. For those who are preparing to undertake such unknown waters, here are a few basic tips that may be of assistance in getting a feel for divorce negotiations.

Divorce negotiations may include the parties' tax consequences

There are various rules that apply to Texas family law regarding the tax consequences of a negotiated agreement that follows the dissolution of marriage. The federal tax impact on the parties must be considered when a divorce is being negotiated. The experienced divorce attorney will be familiar with the rules and principles that guide the negotiations on these types of issues. Where unusually complex income and asset issues are involved, the attorney may work with an accountant or tax specialist where appropriate.

You can help your child thrive even during a divorce

A divorce throws your entire life into a twist. Imagine how your child feels if you, as an adult, are struggling to handle your divorce. Yes, the divorce is the end of a marriage between you and your spouse, but it's also seemingly and end to your child's idea of a family.

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