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Thinking about divorce issues can help curb them

Monday, July 16, 2018

With so-called "divorce month" occurring in January, when attorneys report a spike in divorce filings, it seems clear that the holiday season is a prime time for some people to re-evaluate their relationships. It may be of interest to Texas residents, however, that some experts believe thinking actively about divorce can actually lead to reconciliation. Even if it does not, planning ahead can curb the severity of divorce issues if a separation comes to pass. 

Of the more than 50 percent of people who, when polled, said they had thought about getting divorced, fully 90 percent of those had not proceeded to taking legal action. Nearly half of them did not want to separate at all. In fact, a quarter of them said they would not consider leaving if their partner made particular changes. 

Of course, this is not necessarily true of everyone thinking about divorce during the holiday season. However, it can be very important for people confronting marital issues to think ahead about divorce and its repercussions in advance of any kind of filing. Knowing one's rights and responsibilities in a divorce situation according to state law can make a big difference in how a divorce proceeds. 

This study seems to suggest that most people do not actually want to jump straight to getting a divorce from their partner, which is probably true of many Texas residents. However, divorce issues can arise if things progress to that point, so thinking ahead can be valuable for both parties. Being prepared for a divorce can help to streamline the process toward a happier life for both individuals. 

Source: bustle.com, "Why Thinking About Divorce Can Improve Your Marriage", Kristine Fellizar, Dec. 16, 2015

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