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How do divorce and legal separation differ?

There may come a point in a couple's marriage when they are torn between staying together and getting a divorce. For many, the decision may come easy, but for others, it may take some time to decide if the relationship should continue. Couples who find themselves in this situation often look at their options, which includes legal separation, before making a final decision. With divorce and legal separation being different, before couples can make a decision about their marriage, many look at the difference between the two.

A divorce attorney can help with a contested divorce

When people marry, they may assume that their marriage will last for the rest of their lives. Unfortunately, a long lasting marriage isn't always what people get. Upon realizing that things just aren't working out, couples may choose to file for divorce. Following the file for divorce, people may soon come to see that the process isn't as simple as they may have hoped, especially if they are going through a contested divorce.

Why does standard of living affect the amount of alimony?

Alimony is a common issue that couples discuss when they make the decision to get divorced. In some marriages, there is one spouse who earns a higher wage than the other, especially in cases where one spouse has decided to stay at home and support the family instead of working a full-time job. Like many legal matters, in order for someone to receivealimony, there is a process that must be followed before courts can order someone to make these payments to their former spouse.

What are the benefits of an uncontested divorce?

People may assume that when a couple is going through a divorce that there are many nasty disputes that will take place. The truth is that it is possible for two people to simply agree to divorce and not have any left over issues to discuss prior to the divorce being granted. If a couple does not have any disputes to resolve, their divorce is considered uncontested.

Man pays alimony that is higher than his monthly income

One common issue couples going through a divorce will dispute over is alimony. One spouse may feel they should not have to pay anything, while the other spouse may disagree. With the decision being left up to the court, chances are that one spouse will be unhappy with the results. Even though there are certain things that are examined when deciding how much a former spouse will receive monthly in alimony, the amount decided upon may not always seems like a fair payment to the paying spouse.

What are common matters discussed during a divorce?

As the years go by, the divorce rate in the United States continues to increase. Some people may be under the impression that simply filing and signing divorce papers means the end to all of their issues with their spouse, but that is not the case. Due to the various matters needing to be discussed during a divorce, the process is rarely easy for the parties involved.

How courts determine the amount of alimony a spouse receives

When getting divorced, couples will discuss various issues with their attorneys including spousal support. This specific topic will be brought up after one spouse makes the request to receive alimony from the other spouse. It is common for one party to request alimony, especially if they made the decision to not work and stay home to support the family, while the other worked. While alimony is awarded in an attempt to limit the financial effects of divorce, there is much to be examined before it can be awarded to the spouse requesting it.

What is spousal support and which spouse is it awarded to?

When two people are going through the process of getting a divorce, they are to divide any assets that they may have acquired during their marriage. In some divorces, the residual assets may be enough for each spouse to live off, but in others it may not. When this happens, one party may requestspousal supportt, also known as spousal maintenance or alimony.

Survey says Facebook leads to arguments and divorce

A lot of Texas couples that are divorcing might have Facebook to blame, according to the results of a recent survey. The survey, which looked at answers to social media-related questions from 2,000 married British people, found that sites like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat were causing a lot of conflict in marriages.

Home loan applications and divorces in Texas

When Texas residents decide to refinance their home or to purchase a new one, they will need to fill out a home loan application. On the application, they will need to list their monthly income. There is a warning included on home loan applications about providing information that is false. People sometimes ignore this statement and misrepresent their monthly income or net worth only to have that come back later to damage them in a divorce.

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