Steps to take when going through the divorce process

Besides retaining a good family law attorney, there are a number of steps that can be taken by Texas spouses in the event they are facing a divorce.  Finances will always be a concern and that's why it's important to attempt to hold onto a job that will allow one to pay their basic living expenses.  

This is, of course, easier said than done.  In the past, many women have put aside a career in order to raise the children.  Sadly, the division of a single income stream will not always provide enough in finances to support two separate households.  The ability of spouses to support themselves will at least provide for additional choices should the possibility of a divorce arise.

It is vital that individuals do not attempt to go through a divorce on their own. A support system is needed to help out with differing aspects of the process. This can involve any number of people who can provide emotional support.

It's also important to hire on an attorney who understands and is experienced in the family law area. The wider the experience the attorney one chooses has in divorce-related matters, the better. Divorces can in some cases be high conflict. In other cases, however, a divorce can be labeled uncontested.

We always recommend that contention be kept to a minimum. There are, of course, certain battles worth fighting when it comes to a divorce. However, in most circumstances a more amicable type of divorce will be best for all parties involved - including the children.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, "Three Ways to Protect Yourself in a Divorce," Margaret Klaw, Jan. 29, 2014

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