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Divorce issues can arise when one spouse contends it

Monday, May 21, 2018

A divorce is challenging enough when both members of a couple mutually agree it's the best course of action. Some Texas residents can attest that more divorce issues arise when one spouse wants to split and the other doesn't. Thankfully, there are ways to mitigate these issues, usually to do with planning ahead. 

A divorce is a highly emotionally-charged event in the lives of both individuals involved that will forever change their trajectory. It's perfectly natural for one or both individuals to have strong feelings about this, especially if the individual is not the one who initiated the split. Maintaining open lines of communication and attempting to be as understanding as possible of the other person's feelings can help mitigate battles down the line.

Understanding how the divorce process in a couple's home state works can also help to mitigate issues. If both individuals are knowledgeable about their rights and responsibilities in a divorce situation and have the ability to seek out personal and professional support individually and as a couple, it can make a big difference in bringing the proceedings to an amicable solution. This is particularly true if one spouse is reticent about the split.

Divorce issues are complicated no matter what kind of divorce is being hashed out.  Here in Texas, many options exist for couples to learn more about the process and find help for their personal and divorce-related questions and concerns. Ultimately, the best way to get through a divorce is by keeping the lines of communication as open as possible and understanding each person's role in the split.

Source: The Huffington Post, "5 Things to Do If You Want a Divorce But Your Husband Doesn't", Cheryl and Joe Dillon, Oct. 15, 2014

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