A final divorce settlement means the end of the fighting, right? You've finally gotten what you think is reasonable and fair. Whatever the divorce settlement says is fair is what you're going to receive, right?
Many Connecticut couples who divorce want the process to be as quick, stress-free and inexpensive as possible, for their own sake as well as for their children. There are alternatives to court-based divorce such as mediation.
Divorcing couples' battles often don't end with the signing of divorce papers -- particularly when they have children. Former Dallas Cowboy and current analyst for the NFL Network Deion Sanders is still battling with his former wife Pilar two years after the couple divorced.
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.
One Texas couple has been waiting almost two years to divorce. Why did it take so long? The reason is that they are both women, and their 2010 New Hampshire marriage was not recognized in Texas until recently. Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in June that made same-sex marriage legal throughout the country, they were finally able to obtain a divorce.
It's one thing to get a child support order that tells your ex to send money to you every month; it's entirely another thing to make sure it actually happens. Some people skip payments on purpose, not wanting to pay at all, while others just have lapses when they forget or run into tough financial times. What can you do to make sure you actually get paid on time so that you can stick to your budget?
After you've made it through your divorce, you'll likely look back and see things that you should have done differently. That's only natural. You're making decisions that will impact you and your children for a long time to come at a time when your emotions are likely impairing your judgment.
When Texas couples divorce, they may choose to sell the family home and split any profits. In some cases, one spouse buys out the other's share of the family home and stays in it him/herself. Whatever the case, one or both spouses often find themselves looking for another property to purchase not long after the divorce.
The break-up of a marriage is never easy. However, when one spouse suddenly tells the other that he or she wants a divorce, it can be devastating. Family law attorneys have all had clients who came to them in a state of shock because the person they thought they'd be spending the rest of their life with walked out.