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Divorce issues can be challenging

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

There are a variety of stumbling blocks couples face when making the decision to get divorced. Texas residents are well aware that divorce issues can take on a variety of aspects, depending on the unique situation in which the couple finds themselves. Thankfully, the support of qualified professionals can go a long way to assuaging those issues and putting both parties on the road to settlement. 

One of the primary stumbling blocks most individuals experience is emotion. In a highly-charged situation like a divorce, it is easy to get wrapped up in emotions, particularly if the divorce is in any way contentious. However, it is wise to table these emotions as quickly as possible in order to keep the way forward clear of roadblocks brought about by jealousy, anger and hurt. 

Couples with children face a unique set of challenges. If one or both spouses attempts to manipulate children in an effort to lash out at their former partner, a process called a "custody evaluation" will ensue. These evaluations are meant to determine which spouse is more qualified to take care of the children: they can last upwards of six months and can cost as much as $10,000, so they are best avoided if possible. 

Ultimately, no two divorces are alike, and the divorce issues faced by couples will be equally unique. Here in Texas, there is a preponderance of support available for couples experiencing divorce. Seeking out this support in the early days of a separation is a good way to prepare for the overall experience and help to ensure a swift and amicable conclusion to a separation. 

Source: The Huffington Post, "Why Does Getting Divorced Have To Be So Difficult?", Jason Levoy, Apr. 5, 2016

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