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How can women improve their post-divorce finances?

Many things come to mind when Texas couples think about divorce. This often involves heated disputes, fights over property and assets, disagreements about child custody and support, and the inability to get along during and after the process. Although ending a marriage can be a very emotional conflict, this does not mean that spouses cannot take action to reduce these hardships. This is especially true for those worried about finances during their post-divorce lives.

What to expect when you are divorcing

Couples in Texas understand that no relationship is perfect. While some might be able to overcome the ups and downs that come their way, other couples become defeated by the disputes and conflicts that could arise in marriage. Even when divorcing is the obvious next step, this does not mean both spouses are prepared for what comes next. Individuals likely have many questions regarding what to expect during the entire process and ways they could overcome any divorce issues that come their way.

Why is it important to include a prenup in your marriage?

From dating to marriage, couples make serious and difficult decisions all of the time. Thus, it is not rare to consider the many 'what-ifs' in life. A couple's status can change from when they first meet, meaning that marriage can bring many ups and downs. Because income fluctuates, assets change, the size of a family can grow, a family business could be added and family inheritances could be collected, spouses should take steps to protect these assets now and for the future. No one can predict the future, or whether a marriage will last. This is where a prenuptial agreement can come in handy.

Will your spouse's drug abuse or alcoholism affect your divorce?

There are a lot of reasons why a person might seek a divorce. Sometimes, it's an extramarital affair. Sometimes, it's incompatibility. Years of living together may have left the two of you feeling bored and isolated. Another incredibly common reason that people seek divorce is substance abuse by the other spouse.

A look at community property laws in Texas

Community property laws can have a significant impact on a divorce in Texas and other community property states. As opposed to states that follow equitable division of property rules which seek a fair division of property, community property states consider marital property to belong half to one spouse and half to the other. In general, property will be divided fifty-fifty during a divorce in a community property state such as Texas.

Who can get alimony in Texas?

Alimony is common in many divorces and can be a significant concern for divorcing couples. As a result, it is helpful for divorcing couples to understand how alimony is determined and in what circumstances alimony may be awarded, if not agreed to by the divorcing couple. Divorcing couples may have a variety of question and concerns related to alimony.

Understanding the benefits of a prenuptial agreement for anyone

There are a variety of misunderstandings associated with prenuptial agreements, the benefits of prenuptial agreements and what they do. Prenuptial agreements can be useful not just for the wealthy. Prenuptial agreements allow couples planning to marry to outline property rights and other considerations prior to their marriage. Couples entering a marriage may rightfully have a variety of concerns prenuptial agreements can address.

How divorce could impact your child with autism

Divorce is often a watershed moment for children and teens. It can change everything in their lives, from where they go to school and where they live to their feeling of security. When your child has specific struggles with emotional and social issues, divorce can have a lasting and confusing impact on the child. Autistic children often have intense emotions that they can struggle to communicate effectively at younger ages. As a result, these children need special support and engagement during divorce proceedings. Being proactive in your approach is the best way to protect autistic children.

Could a postnuptial agreement help save your struggling marriage?

Most people are familiar with the concept of the prenuptial agreement. These documents outline legal expectations for a marriage, including issues like adultery, division of assets in case of a divorce and even expectations about the number of children the couple will have. If you are already married and considering divorce because of issues in your marriage, you might consider a postnuptial agreement. Like prenuptial agreements, these documents help couples outline the expectations of each party for the duration of the marital union. The postnuptial document is executed during, not before the marriage.

How does a prenuptial agreement work?

One of life's most painful events is a divorce; the emotional and financial cost can be significant. The emotional costs may be beyond protection, but the proper use of a prenuptial agreement can protect personal assets from a lengthy divorce proceeding and from unnecessary dissipation in a property division dispute.