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Divorce and socioeconomic status could be linked

A person's socioeconomic status can affect many different aspects of his or her life. Most people already know that living in a different income bracket or class can mean different opportunities for things like education and jobs, but it could also influence a person's satisfaction in his or her marriage. In some situations, it could even lead to a divorce.

Don't believe these common divorce myths

It is easy to find out information on ending a marriage from friends, relatives or even movies. However, finding accurate information may be much more difficult. This is because myths about divorce are a common problem in Texas, and they may make it more difficult to make fully informed decisions during the process.

Prenuptial agreements protect separate property during divorce

Marriage looks a lot different than it did just 10 years ago. Young adults in Texas are putting off tying the knot for longer periods of time, and many have a different outlook on marriage and divorce than their parents. This includes prenuptial agreements, which are far less controversial than they used to be.

Some parents delay divorce because of financial stress

Money is a big source of stress in marriage. Unfortunately, money is also a big hurdle for divorce. Many people in Texas stay in unhappy marriages because they are worried they will not have any financial stability in the future. While anyone can feel this way, the problem tends to affect more women than men.

Is it realistic to keep the house after divorce?

Buying a house is a significant investment for Texas couples, both financially and emotionally. This can make dividing this property during divorce particularly difficult. For those who are hoping to keep the family home during property division, here are a few things to keep in mind.

How to find tax benefits in divorce

In the past, people could deduct any alimony they paid from their taxes. Although recipients were taxed on received alimony, this arrangement generally resulted in less taxes being paid overall, which helped payers afford higher monthly alimony payments. Changes to the tax laws have made it so that people can no longer deduct any alimony payments. This means that a couple going through a divorce may have to look elsewhere to find tax savings.

Don't let divorce ruin retirement plans

Saving for retirement is not something that happens overnight. Most people in Texas spend decades putting away money for later in life, but divorce can disrupt even the most carefully planned retirement. Regardless of a person's age when filing for divorce, it is important to be aware of how retirement savings are handled during divorce. Otherwise, protecting future financial security during retirement may be much more difficult.

Do I need to worry about my separate bank account during divorce?

Married couples usually share most things, like housing, beds and groceries. Some younger adults feel inclined to change up how they do things, which is not necessarily a bad thing. With it easier than ever to simply transfer money to another person, some Texas couples are increasingly choosing to maintain separate bank accounts during marriage. However, this can become a problem during divorce when individuals do not understand the difference between community and separate property.

Can unemployment make divorce impossible?

Losing a job is rarely an easy experience, but it can be especially difficult when a person is laid off in the middle of a significant life transition. Being laid off or fired in the middle of a divorce means that an individual will have to face some unique hurdles during the process. This makes it all the more important for those in Texas who are dealing with such a situation to be aware of how their actions could influence their future and the outcome of their divorces.

Will you deal with these common investments during divorce?

Investing might seem like a far-off reality for the average person in Texas. As such, it may come as a surprise for some people to learn that they have already made fairly significant investments in not just real estate, but also their future. Purchasing a home and saving money in a retirement account are both considered forms of investments. So how should these investments be dealt with during divorce?

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