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Divorce issues may be mitigated by "divorce team"

Monday, December 11, 2017

It is no secret that divorce can be rife with unforeseen challenges. Texas residents familiar with the process know that divorce issues can crop up in the most unlikely ways, making an already difficult process that much more draining for both parties involved. This is partially why some experts have suggested that building out a "divorce team" of professionals to help both parties through the process could be beneficial across the board. 

In many cases, the addition of a divorce attorney to a divorce team can be a positive move. Attorneys versed in divorce law are more easily able to navigate the sometimes-complicated language associated with child custody, asset division and other involved topics. However, it is important to remember that not all divorce-related issues are purely fiscal. 

A divorce can be an emotionally devastating event, rife with strong feelings on both sides. The inclusion of a therapist specializing in divorce-related stresses can make a huge difference to both parties in terms of working through the strong feelings associated with divorce. This can help to clear the way to a more productive negotiation as emotional trauma is being dealt with elsewhere. 

At the end of the day, how a couple chooses to handle their divorce issues is unique to them. However, Texas residents dealing with divorce should be aware of the supports available to them as they work through this challenging transition. Professional help in dealing with the fallout of a divorce can be instrumental in efficiently closing one chapter of an individual's life and beginning a new one. 

Source: The Wall Street Journal, "Divorce and Money: Six Costly Mistakes", Veronica Dagher, May 15, 2015

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