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5 divorce myths you should stop believing

There are a lot of myths about relationships, marriages, and divorces out there. You read and hear a lot of misguided and untrue things online and from your friends. If you believe these myths, you might make some mistakes as you and your spouse end your marriage. 

Difference between uncontested and contested divorce in Texas

As if divorce is not complicated enough, legal jargon can make it even more confusing. You may have heard of the terms uncontested and contested divorce but are not sure of what they mean and how they apply to you. Understanding the difference between the two can help you determine which approach is best for your situation.

Understand the division of pension for divorce in Texas

Property and asset division is different in a divorce, depending upon which state the proceedings take place. With Texas being a community property state, the courts split most property acquired during the marriage between both parties. It is important to understand this concept and how it applies to your pension in the case of divorce.

What does equitable distribution in a Texas divorce mean?

Dividing property in a Texas divorce is as not as easy as splitting everything in half in equal shares for each spouse, as is done in some states. Although Texas is a community property state, it follows equitable distribution when it comes to asset division upon divorce.

How to know if you are ready for a divorce

Getting a divorce can be one of the most frightening things you will ever do. Even seriously considering it takes a lot of courage, let alone actually going through with it. But just because you have decided you want to end your long-term marriage, it does not mean you are ready to begin the process.

Taking charge of your finances before divorce

Most people know that separating your finances forms a crucial part of the divorce process. However, you are likely to encounter problems if you approach your finances with a lack of clarity. Learning about key issues and consulting a knowledgeable attorney can help you stay in good financial shape during and after your divorce. In addition to learning financial skills, taking the following steps can help you during and after your divorce.

Do you need a QDRO when dividing divorce property?

Although a divorce may signify the end of a marital relationship, there's no reason that long-term planning should be set aside. Indeed, our Texas law firm works hard not only to protect our clients' rights during a divorce, but to help them take affirmative steps for putting their post-divorce finances in order

Does divorce mediation make sense for you?

Not all divorces need to generate a storm of bitter litigation. While not everyone can just sit down and come up with an agreement that works for both parties, you may wish to explore alternatives that fall somewhere in the middle. Divorce mediation, in particular, is gaining popularity for divorcing couples in many states, including Texas. Some counties even require couples to try mediation before litigating.

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