When working out a divorce settlement, one of the most divisive components of reaching a fair agreement is the matter of spousal support. The issue can be enormously frustrating for both parties, especially the party who faces making ongoing payments to a spouse he or she would like to sever ties with as much as possible. While it is unlikely that you can circumvent your responsibility to spousal support altogether, you may be able to keep from making ongoing payments.
As a father facing the divorce process, it's hard to understand what the future will bring. While you focus on your personal well-being, you must also concern yourself with your child (or children).
Those who have lived in Texas for some time are likely aware that the Lone Star State already has some unique laws on the books, as one of only a few states that employs community property laws. The needle is poised to move even further now, with a Texas lawmaker proposing changes to state law that would make it even more difficult for couples to obtain a divorce.
Now that you have made the decision to end your marriage, you have to think about how you are going to address the issues that come up during the split. There are three main areas that you should think about ahead of time so that you are well prepared to work through these issues when the time comes.
Texas is certainly one of the most surprising states in the union, for many reasons. Among others, it takes wildly different stances on personal freedoms, depending on the venue. While some members of the legislature are introducing bills that would greatly increase access to firearms for all Texas residents, another representative is proposing legislation that would remove Texan couples' right to obtain no-fault divorces.
Texas divorces can both be more and less complex than those that take place in other states, due to Texas being one of only a handful of states that operate under community property laws.
Perhaps in part because of the way that relationship breakdowns are portrayed in books and movies, people often assume that most divorces happen because one spouse cheated on the other. However, though this does happen, it's not the top reason. A panel of experts determined that the actual top reason for a divorce was that couples have communication problems.
It's crucial to know exactly what you're actually agreeing to in any divorce paperwork in Texas. In most cases, it's best not to make open-ended statements without strict definitions.
A woman who lived in Plano, Texas, got divorced from her husband and left the state, trying to put him and his legal issues behind her. She moved to Tennessee, got married again, and thought she was done with it.
Did you know that evidence from email or social media sites can be used in court? In the modern day, people are constantly online, posting pictures and interacting with one another. As you go through a divorce, remember that everything you say and do is potential evidence. Below are a few examples: