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Is divorce mediation always the best solution for Texas couples?

Divorce mediation is quickly becoming a popular choice for couples looking to end their marriages with as little stress as possible. The process of mediation involves working with a neutral third-party toward the goal of resolving any disputes couples may have regarding divorce.

Pet custody disputes increase among divorcing couples

One of the most difficult parts of a divorce when a couple has children can be coming up with a parenting plan that is fair to both parents, and of course, is in the best interests of the child. But what happens when that "child" is a four-legged furball? Divorcing couples in Texas often find themselves fighting over man's best friend, arguing over who gets to keep the family pet.

January has become known as 'divorce month'

The holiday season is in full swing, but many Texas couples may be focused more on the end of their marriages than parties and holiday shopping. Google Trends has found that the topic of divorce peaks the week of January 6 through 12, right after the holiday season ends, and Pinterest saw a 21 percent rise in searches for 'divorce party' from December to January in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Our attorneys can help you through your divorce

Deciding whether to divorce your spouse can be one of the most difficult decisions you ever have to make. However, once you have made the decision, it is important that you and your spouse keep emotions aside and deal with the realities of your situation. For many couples, that's easier said than done. Because divorce is such an emotional process, having an experienced attorney on your side can be a gamechanger.

What does the divorce process look like in Texas?

If a person thinks their marriage may be headed for divorce, they might have many questions. A divorce can feel like the end of the world and emotions are running high. It might be helpful for those contemplating a divorce to understand how the divorce process works in Texas.

If you leave the family home, is that considered abandonment?

When a Texas couple gets married, they believe their marriage will last forever. In many cases, this is what happens, and they stay together for decades. But, when a divorce becomes inevitable, there are many things a person needs to consider. A couple doesn't usually want to live in the same house at this point of their relationship but leaving the family home may not be a good idea.

Are there residency requirements when divorcing in Texas?

When a Texas couple gets married, they assume their marriage will last forever. These relationships often do but, occasionally, a divorce becomes imminent. A divorce is an incredibly stressful time for a family and, in Texas, there are many complicated laws surrounding the divorce process. Some residents of the Houston area may wonder how long they need to live in Texas before they can file for divorce.

Mistakes to avoid in a high net worth divorce

Unfortunately, many marriages in the Houston area do not last forever. There are many couples who decide to end their marriage for one reason or another. When a couple is facing a divorce, it can be an emotional time with many complex issues that need to be resolved. When the couple has a high net worth, the decisions that are made during this time are very important.

Separate property in a Texas divorce

When a Houston couple gets married, they believe their life can't get any better. They have just committed themselves to a lifetime with the one they love, and life has never looked rosier. Unfortunately, not all marriages last forever, and each year thousands of Texas couples decide to make the difficult decision to divorce. Working through a divorce is a complicated and emotional matter with property division often being the most contentious issue.

Divorcing in Texas while pregnant

As many Houston couples know, not all marriages last forever. There are many marriages that just don't work out for one reason or another. When a marriage isn't destined for eternity, many couples just want the divorce to be finalized as soon as possible. If the wife is pregnant at the time of the divorce, however, this can cause problems.

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