Another January has arrived and with it plans for a new start, a pledge to eat healthier and finally lose weight -- whether it be physical weight or, for some, the heavy weight and stress of an unhappy marriage. In Texas and around the country January is known as divorce month by many in the legal community. The reasons for this may be many but the belief that January marks a new beginning is thought to be a major contributing factor.
The end of the year is a time for contemplating the year past and the year yet to come. It is a time for making resolutions and new beginnings. In Texas and around the country it is also a time for contemplating divorce. January has become known as divorce month in some legal circles as it has become a popular month to file for divorce.
Texan couples that have decided to split up will likely have a number of issues to work through during the divorce process. Because of how high tensions can rise when handling custody, alimony, or other such matters, couples may benefit from the aid of a divorce mediator.
All across Texas, the number of "silver splitters" is on the rise. They are people in their retirement years who decide to get a divorce. However, what many of them don't consider the impact that their divorce can have on their adult children.
When parents in Texas divorce, one parent will likely be called upon to make child support payments. While these payments can be crucial for supporting one's child, they can also potentially become a problem if the person paying support ends up with a changed financial situation. What do you do in those cases?
If you are one of the many people in Texas who is facing a divorce, you will have many difficult decisions with which to deal. Even if the face of the emotional impact of your divorce, you will need to assess many of these decisions from a practical, financial perspective. The more you can take emotions out of the decisions, the better it might be for you in the long term.
When a relationship ends, hard feelings may arise, and some people have an especially difficult time moving forward. For example, those who have kids and cannot agree on how custody should be divided or those who have an ex who is very bitter about any number of issues may have an especially difficult time during the divorce process. In some instances, someone’s ex may even begin to threaten them.
When going through a divorce, you are often forced to deal with a myriad of issues. One of the most difficult issues may be that of property division. You may have strong emotions tied to your property and assets, making it hard to determine who is entitled to what in the divorce settlement. Texas is a community property state, meaning all marital property is divided equally in half between spouses. Yet, it is important to know just what constitutes marital property, so you can be sure you get everything you are entitled to in the final divorce settlement.
The holidays can bring many things with them. For parents, this can include worries about whether the kids will have a good time. These concerns can be especially pronounced for parents who have recently gone through a divorce. A divorce changes many things about what the holidays look like for a family and has the potential to inject a lot of added emotion into the season.