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How Social Security benefits factor into divorce

It usually feels like there are a hundred tiny little details to think about during divorce. For example, property division is much more than one process to think about. People in Texas really have to think about the financial implications of certain assets, like the costs of maintaining homes and vehicles. Retirement accounts are another thing that require close attention during divorce, but some people do not have all the information they need to make an informed decision.

Owning a pet is complicated when it comes to a Texas divorce

Some families just do not feel complete without a four-legged friend. These pets are often regarded more as family members than animals, forming deep bonds with owners. While there is perhaps nothing quite like the experience of developing that unique bond, it poses a pretty big problem during divorce. Namely, who gets the dog?

Do you know the most popular month for divorce?

The end of the year is usually a time of introspection. Many people in Texas use this as an opportunity to look back over the past year and to consider their hopes and goals for the future. This means that some people are thinking about whether divorce is the solution to their unhappy marriages. For many, it absolutely is.

Are you financially prepared for divorce?

Really looking into personal finances can be hard, especially for someone who has money worries constantly on the back of his or her mind. Avoiding these thoughts is usually not a good idea, especially when filing for divorce. This is because divorce can and usually does impact people's financial positions. This thought is not pleasant either, but the average person in Texas can minimize any negative impacts by focusing on both of these uncomfortable topics.

Can you catch a divorce from a friend? Maybe

There are few things quite as personal as deciding to end a marriage, or at least it seems that way. However, it is possible that factors outside of marriage could influence whether a couple actually files for divorce. One factor might come as a surprise to couples in Texas, because simply knowing someone who gets divorced raises a couple's chances of doing the same.

These four behaviors can predict divorce

Marriage is different for everyone in Texas, and what works for one couple might not for another. One thing that many marriages do have in common are the reasons for filing for divorce. According to a psychologist who, starting in 1992, studied the stability of relationships and marriages, there are four behaviors that indicate whether a marriage will end in divorce within six years.

How Texas treats community property during divorce

Whether it's outfitting the family home with new furniture or making investments, the average married couple in Texas probably end up amassing much more community property than they might realize. If a couple decides to divorce, all that community property has to be divided up. This can feel like a daunting task when someone sits down to evaluate just which property is community. Here is some guidance provided by Texas state law.

Don't let financial fears hold you back from divorce

Living in an unhappy marriage can take a toll on a person's emotional health and well-being. When most people realize that their marriages are no longer working, they usually consider the next logical step -- divorce. However, like with all major decisions, a person who is thinking about divorce should understand the future financial implications of this action. This is especially true for Texas residents who are in or near retirement.

Why expecting parents should be thinking about divorce

Married couples will face plenty of stressful events over the years. However, few may expect one of the biggest sources of stress to also come from one of the biggest sources of joy -- having a child. The reality is that any source of significant stress can contribute to divorce, so expecting parents in Texas may want to consider the benefits of a postnuptial agreement.

Are you prepared for divorce? Millennials are

Millennials tend to get a bad rap for everything from where they choose to eat to how they pursue careers. However, they just might be having a positive impact on how people view Texas family law. This generation understands that prenuptial agreements are not just for the wealthy, and they are ready to protect themselves from the possibility of divorce.

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