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Will this new year be the time you file for divorce?

If so, you aren't alone. Many people here in Houston and elsewhere are doing the same thing. The troubles in your marriage could have started years or months ago. Perhaps, the number of disagreements you and your spouse had slowly increased over time to a point where you just couldn't go through it anymore. That may be the first time you mentioned or thought about divorce.

Steps that divorced parents can take to improve communication

Texas residents who have dealt with child custody realize that it is not easy to keep a peaceful relationship with an ex-spouse after a divorce. However, many accept the fact that they have to try to maintain a semblance of peace so that their interaction with their ex-spouse does not negatively impact the mental and emotional health of their children.

What to know about temporary child custody

Some Texas parents may experience a situation in which they can't look after their children. For instance, they might be going through a separation or find themselves unable to provide for their sons or daughters financially. Parents who are in the hospital or are otherwise too ill to care for their kids often ask friends or family members to watch them temporarily.

Dividing pensions and retirement accounts in a divorce

The number of divorces involving couples over the age of 50 has soared in Texas and around the country in recent years even though the overall divorce rate has remained fairly stable. Spouses going through a gray divorce often have significant marital estates, and negotiations over how these assets should be divided can become contentious. This is especially true when retirement funds that have taken years or decades to amass are being discussed in states with strict community property laws.

Financial incompatibility can unravel a marriage

It is widely reported that money is at the root of many divorces. This does not necessarily mean that a lack of money is the main issue that creates tension among married couples. In fact, it may go much deeper than that. For some couples, and perhaps for you, the financial issues that caused the most trouble in your marriage revolved around basic philosophies about handling money.

Child visitation cannot be denied for these reasons

Bitterness, hostility and pain can lead Texas couples to getting divorced. After the divorce, it may be tempting for a custodial parent to try to use their child as leverage in order to get back at an ex-spouse who has caused them to suffer. This is not in the best interests of the children and is illegal.

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