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Former Texas Ranger Josh Hamilton files for divorce

Major League Baseball player Josh Hamilton, who spent five seasons playing for the Texas Rangers, has filed for divorce from his wife Katie. The outfielder, who is about to turn 34, had been playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim until shoulder surgery and a reported substance abuse relapse sidelined him. However, he filed the divorce petition this February in Tarrant County, Texas.

Why does the divorce process surprise many Texans?

Many Texas residents facing divorce don't really know what to expect, particularly if they don't have friends or family who have been through it. They've only seen divorces on TV or read about celebrity break-ups. Both of these tend to have more drama than the real thing.

Tax time can be challenging for newly-divorced Texas women

Despite changing gender roles, a number of wives still let their husbands handle most of the family finances, including taxes. This means that many newly-divorced women are facing the tax season alone for the first time, or at least for the first time in many years. Couple that with the fact that the last year has probably been one of the life changes that will need to be reported on your state and federal taxes, and it's perfectly reasonable to feel confused and overwhelmed as April 15 grows closer.