Families with mixed immigration statuses may be interested in a rare spousal support case unfolding in Texas. A woman who was born in Mexico is suing her ex-husband, a U.S. citizen, for alimony.
In many cases, the decision to divorce is a culmination of past events, but there is still much to consider after spouses decide to end a marriage. If there is significant marital property, which in Texas we call community property, then the divorce may involve the complex division of assets.
One family law concept with which many people are undoubtedly familiar -- perhaps thanks to television shows and celebrity gossip magazines -- is the prenuptial agreement.
When a spouse makes the difficult decision to file for divorce, they typically understand that they will have to address and resolve a multitude of important legal issues over the coming months, including child custody, child support, spousal support and, of course, property division.
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.
While never entirely easy, divorce can be a straight forward, quick and relatively-amicable process. However, it can also be incredibly messy. One out-of-state divorce definitely falls into the incredibly messy category, as the litigation surrounding the settlement has persisted for the last 12 years.