Tips to ease the divorce process in Texas

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When most people in Texas think of the end of a marriage, they likely think of embattled court proceedings in which one person maligns the other. Although there are typically strong emotions involved with a divorce, there are multiple ways to prevent these emotions from impeding the process. A few suggestions may help ease the strain associated with divorce.

One of the first tips those with experience with divorce often recommend for a person who is married is to create a savings account with only his or her name on it. Any person listed on a joint account can legally withdraw all the money. While he or she may have to eventually return the other person’s share, this could be a lengthy process, leaving the other person with little access to funds.

Another tip is to realize that making divorce a smooth process will require time and effort. Parents will have to help children transition to handle the changes in their lives. Additionally, time is required to gather all the required documents and to meet with professionals. Couples must also spend time dividing their assets. Furthermore, ensuring that the timing of an offer is right may impact the other person’s willingness to accept it.

Because the emotions connected to seeking a divorce can be strong, they can get in the way. By realizing that the reasons that a marriage is ending will likely have no impact on the outcome of child custody, couples in Texas can potentially avoid lengthy and expensive litigation. Fortunately, there is professional help for those considering this option. Those with an experienced attorney on their side are often more prepared to make important decisions and take appropriate action during the dissolution of a marriage.

Source:, “8 Ways To Simplify Your Divorce, According To Attorneys“, Carolin Lehmann, June 6, 2016

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