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Texas divorce can be smoother if both spouses are prepared

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Preparedness is a key element to making any separation smoother and more equitable for both parties. Texas divorce is often a difficult transition for both spouses, so many experts suggest that each individual determines what he or she wants out of the separation agreement before approaching the negotiation table. This can go a long way toward ensuring a relatively quick and painless divorce process.

While it is certainly easier to get a divorce now than it has been in decades past, the specifics of how divorce is treated by the courts varies from state to state. In most states, a divorce can be sought after only a year of separation, as opposed to the older standard of three years. In some states, if adultery can be proved, no separation time is required at all. This sort of information is valuable to have prior to pursuing a divorce.

Pensions and IRA divisions can also be problematic for couples seeking separation. Because they are intangible assets, the process of dividing them up can be time consuming and complicated. It is recommended that both parties decide on what they want before pursuing the separation, and seeking mediation in determining the exact division of assets can also be helpful.

Texas divorce can take a toll on the individuals involved, and there is a great deal of minutiae to be considered when undergoing a separation. Being prepared ahead of time -- knowing what you want and understanding your rights and responsibilities under state law -- can go a long way towards making a divorce equitable. Additionally, having these guidelines in place can help speed the process towards a new life for both spouses.

Source: americannewsreport.com, Keep Good Notes When Getting a Divorce, Ed Coghlan, Sept. 12, 2013

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