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How can remarrying in Texas affect the terms of my divorce?

Owing to the fact that so many marriages end in divorce, there is a large sample of data in which to analyze patterns of marriage, divorce and remarriage across Texas. For example, it is estimated that about half of all marriages across the country, including in Texas, will end in divorce. Further, about 75 percent of individuals in Texas that divorce will go on to take a new spouse after divorcing. Beyond the numbers, the bottom line is that everyone seeks a fulfilling and happy relationship. However, it can be very difficult to communicate to an ex that an individual is remarrying.

Marriages come to an end in Texas for all kinds of reasons. However, rarely is it the case that there can be a clean break between exes. Often, there are children involved that the couple had when married, which necessitates communication between ex-spouse. There can be feelings of resentment, anger, jealousy and sadness, but for individuals to put those feelings aside to tell an ex-spouse that the individual plans on marrying again is sometimes necessary. Failing to do this could mean that any children involved have to break the news to their parents, which is an uncomfortable scenario to place them in.

Further, there are legal matters that can come into play when a divorced individual remarries in Texas. These changes could impact spousal support, if there is an order in place for these payments. Additionally, child custody and visitation could need modification. In some instances, a remarriage could involve relocation for a parent which could impact any child custody agreements. In similar circumstance, parents in Texas may wish to seek legal guidance in navigating these types of changes in the face of remarrying after a divorce.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Top 5 Worst Ways To Find Out Your Ex Is Getting Remarried," Christine Gallagher, Nov. 5, 2012

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