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Texas divorce starts with broaching the topic

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Approaching a divorce can be a touchy subject even for couples who have considered the process as an option. A Texas divorce is often tough to tackle in a dispassionate way, and this is no more true than when one spouse wants a divorce while the other does not, as some Texas residents are aware. However, approaching the conversation correctly can improve conditions moving forward. 

There is no one right way to approach the conversation with a spouse. Some experts suggest that the option should be brought up during a couple's therapy session to help smooth the road. Others say that finding time to be alone and away from children is an ideal time to broach the topic. Most agree that divorce should not be used as a threat or during an argument.

For couples who are not likely to be able to approach divorce civilly, there are other options. Seeking out legal representation ahead of time means an attorney could craft a letter of intent for a spouse to have delivered, rather than having a painful and possibly unproductive conversation. While this is by no means the "right" or "wrong" way to approach divorce, it is important for individuals to consider all their options.

Ultimately, couples who deal with divorce issues generally prefer an amicable solution that benefits both parties. Fortunately, for a Texas divorce, there is a great deal of support available to couples to find out more about their rights and responsibilities under the law. It is hoped that by broaching the topic of divorce without contention, it can pave the road toward an equitable and amicable settlement. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "How To Ask Your Spouse For A Divorce, According To Experts", Brittany Wong, Nov. 25, 2015

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