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3 questions to ask yourself before deciding to divorce

As the question "Should I get a divorce" starts to sink into your bones, you will be facing a lot of emotions, and fleeting thoughts that will be very difficult to sort out. In fact, the internal chaos can be so intense that you might find it impossible to see the situation clearly.

Know what to expect when you first meet your divorce lawyer

When you made the decision to divorce, it was still this abstract idea. However, now that you are ready to set up a meeting with a Sugar Land divorce lawyer, it has become very real. You may be feeling nervous or tense about the meeting with an attorney for the first the time, and in that you are not alone.

Special needs children could have an impact on alimony

Most parents with a special needs child who consider divorce already know that the child's medical condition could impact both child support levels and the division of assets. One thing that people are less likely to consider is the potential impact it could have on a request for alimony, which is also called spousal support or spousal maintenance. In cases where a divorcing couple has a special needs child, the proper term for your alimony is likely spousal maintenance or potentially contractual alimony.

Custody of your special needs child could impact asset division

Going through a divorce when you and your spouse have children is complicated. When one or more of your children has special needs, however, the process becomes infinitely more complicated. There are many things to take into consideration.

Co-parenting with a special needs child

While divorce is hard for the couple, it is often more difficult on the children. This is especially true if you have a special needs child that relies on a strong foundation. For example, a divorce can have very negative effects on a child with autism who requires a fairly standard daily routine to limit meltdowns.