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Don't navigate a divorce alone

Monday, July 16, 2018

No one enters a relationship with the end in mind. Unfortunately, many marriages eventually reach a breaking point for one reason or another. Finally making the decision to divorce is one of the most stressful and emotionally devastating situations a person can go through. Even in times of such distress, however, understanding the basics of what a divorce entails can help make the process go as smoothly as possible given the gravity of the situation.

Instead of requiring a specific reason for divorce or holding a particular party at fault, most states (including Texas) allow a divorce to be categorized as "no fault." When there is no overt blame to be place on either spouse, a no-fault divorce allows an individual to file for divorce even if the other part in the relationship doesn't agree.

If there is fault on the part of a certain individual, however, a court can take different considerations than would otherwise be taken. This can play a role in determining division of property and other elements. Because of this, an individual may want to file for an at-fault divorce in order to set the stage for an optimal property division and more. There are many grounds for fault including adultery, cruel treatment, abandonment, long-term incarceration and more.

Making the decision to file for divorce is incredibly difficult on its own, but navigating the process can be even more so. With so much at stake - especially in an at-fault divorce - it's very important that an individual has the proper legal guidance to get them through. Seeking the assistance of an experience attorney can those in such situations proceed with a solid plan of legal action. For more information, please visit our divorce page.

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