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On what grounds can I get a divorce in Texas?

Texas, along with many other states across the country, allows both no-fault and at-fault divorces. An at-fault divorce is one in which one spouse can point to the other's conduct and claim this is the reason for the marriage coming to an end. However, before asking for a divorce based on fault, the alleging party must be able to prove that they should be given a divorce based on the reason they are alleging.

We help clients navigate the technical aspects of divorce

Deciding to end one's marriage is often a difficult decision made by Texas residents. But, once the decision is made, many find themselves in a rush to finally finish their legal bond with one another and move on with their lives. This is why many Texas men and women end up agreeing to terms in the divorce agreement that are most likely detrimental to them in the long run. However, by shortchanging oneself in either the divorce agreement or spousal agreement, one can end up facing a number of challenging years ahead.

Agreements can lower divorce stress

Ending a marriage can lead to time-consuming and expensive legal disputes. Divorces Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements serve as insurance policies that allow spouses to set forth agreements on financial and other issues in the event of a divorce.

Prenups are front and center

Prenuptial agreements serve as insurance for resolving issues if marriages end. Changes in the nation's tax laws concerning divorce and the increased use of prenuptial agreements have focused more attention on them. If done correctly, these agreements outline financial rights and responsibilities and set forth agreements on property division before marriage. Prenups can also lower the length and tension of the divorce process.

Packing a prenup for college

Going to college is the time for sons and daughters to learn about finances and other business matters. It is also a good time to begin discussions about prenuptial agreements and their part in a divorce. College is an important time for dating and waiting until one is engaged or in a serious relationship may lead to complications and bad feelings.

Divorcing this year may save money

The timing for filing or settling a divorce depends on numerous factors. Settlement should not be rushed merely to end a painful process. However, there are financial reasons for seeking a final decree by the end of 2018. The long-standing tax deduction for spouses paying spousal support is ending for divorces that are finalized after 2018. Beginning on New Year's Day 2019, the paying spouse will not receive a deduction and the receiving spouse will not have to pay taxes on spousal support.

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