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October 2013 Archives

Using experts in a divorce proves beneficial

Texas residents know the process of divorce is a tough one. Couples are often faced with new challenges each time they enter the courtroom. Between the legalities of a divorce and the splitting of assets, it is easy for one to get confused and frustrated. There are things a couple can do to prevent this, though. It can be beneficial to talk to specialists who deal with every possible conflict a divorce can bring.

Divorce in mid-life can be challenging but also freeing

The author of this Huffington Post article on divorce is a writer and mother of three who made the agonizing decision to divorce her husband and move on right at the time when she turned 50. These critical life decisions are faced by Texas residents and others all the time. The author ultimately concludes that getting a divorce at that age was a freeing experience. She had struggled for years with the devastating impact of her husband's drinking problem to no avail, and finally decided to make a decisive life-changing move.

Some mistakes to avoid when facing divorce

Texas residents considering a divorce may want to make themselves aware of all available options before moving forward with any final decision. A recent article gave several examples of mistakes people often make when going through a divorce. This information could be helpful to those in a similar situation.

Prenups essential when older couples divorce

In marriage, as in so many other areas of life, there is wisdom to be found in the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In the case of marriage, the benefits provided by a prenuptial agreement can ensure that Texas spouses are not financially ruined in the event of a divorce. Having this contract in place is well worth consideration, and even couples who are already married can draft a postnuptial agreement, which will serve the same essential purpose.

Helping children navigate the challenges of divorce

When Texas parents are in the midst of a divorce, it can be easy to forget the impact that the issue has on their children. Divorce represents a fundamental shift in the structure of a family, and while adults are often able to handle those changes, kids can have far more difficulty accepting that their lives are no longer going to be the same. There are a number of things that parents can do to ensure that their children are able to move through this period of transition and into the next phase of their lives.