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Planning For Divorce Provides Many Benefits

When a marriage is headed for a breakdown, one spouse often comes to that realization sooner than the other. If you are faced with this situation, there are some simple steps you can take to protect your rights and interests. These steps can improve your position as you enter into the divorce process:

Things that can cause problems in a divorce

Every divorce has its difficult aspects. However, there are steps a person can take to prevent a divorce from being harder than it needs to be. Being properly prepared, having the right mindset and having the right approach going into a divorce can help greatly in the effort to have the divorce go smoothly. 

Texas coach Charlies Strong avoids testifying in bitter divorce

Like virtually every other state, Texas allows no-fault divorce. Decades ago, if someone wanted to divorce their husband or wife, they had to prove that their spouse is responsible for the breakdown of the marriage. Commonly acceptable grounds for divorce included cruelty, adultery and abandonment.

Financial things to know about your partner before marriage

Married individuals are partners on many different levels. This includes the financial level, as the financial actions of one spouse can have significant implications on the other. A spouse could feel the financial effects of the actions of their partner for a long time; sometimes, such effects even end up outlasting the marriage. For while divorce property division has big impacts on a person's post-divorce financial state, so too does what financial ramifications a spouse's actions had on the marital estate during the marriage.

Older divorcing individuals and the house

Individuals of any age can end up taking a bit of an income hit after a divorce. While such an income drop can be concerning for any divorcing individual, it can be of particular concern for older individuals. Due to retirement, the potential of facing high medical expenses in the not-too-distant future and other factors, older divorcing individuals can have considerably fewer options for building income levels back up after a divorce.

Making the most of Valentine's Day when divorced

When ending a marriage, there are all kinds of emotional challenges a person can face. Certain times of the year can be particularly emotionally tough for divorcing individuals. One of these is Valentine's Day, given the various things associated with this holiday.  

When starting the new year off with divorce may not be wise

The start of a new year is a time in which many people are reflecting about what is working in their life and what isn't. Consequently, it is also a time of year in which many people decide to make big changes in their life. One big change some people who are in a struggling marriage decide to start the new year off with is filing for a divorce.