It's essential in a divorce to work to get what you need to move forward with your life. That doesn't mean fighting over everything just because you want to get back at your spouse. It does mean determining what is important to you and fighting for that. However, too many people give away power during a divorce in ways they don't even realize. Following are some important ways to avoid doing that.
Following a divorce, the first step of your journey will be to rediscover your authentic self. Remember the girl who laughed, who was fun to be around, who liked to do new things? Yeah, that girl. Find her again. She's still in there; she's just been in hibernation. Enough time has been wasted being unhappy. It is time to reinvent yourself. No more time in bed with a box of tissues. Get out there, get in touch with your inner goddess, and rediscover your fabulous self-you're an amazing woman!
Prenuptial agreements have become an increasingly common aspect of marriage. They allow people to protect assets that they bring into the marriage and those they acquire on their own throughout the marriage. They also help protect your assets that are earmarked for children from a previous relationship. All of this is particularly important in a community property state like Texas.
Many Texans who get married are the beneficiaries of trusts set up by parents, grandparents or others. Some are named as beneficiaries during their marriage. These trusts can provide a much-needed source of savings and income for those pursuing advanced degrees, are retiring or when finances become strained.
About half of all American marriages end in divorce. The same is true here in Texas, where the divorce rate is 48 percent.