As a couple who is already struggling with your marriage, something you may be considering is divorce. Together, you fight and argue, and you're both tired of the strain that creates in your lives.
If a divorce is something you're considering, there are some things you will need to think about. To start with, you and your spouse should sit down and talk about how the divorce could impact your finances. Even if you want to divorce, there may be times that are more appropriate to do so, like at the end of a school year or prior to a new tax year.
Going through divorce at the right time can mean having fewer issues. For example, if you wait until your children are out of school for the summer, then you won't have to pull them out of school or move while they're still taking classes.
Can divorces be amicable?
Some people ask if divorces can be amicable, and the answer is a resounding yes. While you hear about combative divorces in the news, you don't see how many people are actually able to work together to come up with agreeable solutions for their divorce.
In some cases, both people know they want to go through divorce and can agree on most aspects. If there are disputes, then they may choose to go through mediation or arbitration instead of going to trial. Mediation is particularly helpful to those who are able to get along, since it allows you to speak to one another directly and work with a third party who can help guide the conversation.
No two divorces are the same
In the end, no two divorces are the same, so it's impossible to say how long one will take or what the outcome will be. However, if you and your spouse can talk freely and be respectful of each other's opinions and preferences, you will have a better chance of resolving your divorce outside court and moving forward quickly.
If you don't have children, your divorce may be even faster, since it won't have as much potential for conflict. In a case without children, simply dividing your assets is the bulk of what you'll need to do to move forward and to have the court approve the finalization of your divorce. Your Austin attorney will help you put together a property settlement agreement so that you can petition the court for your divorce and have it finalized soon after.