Many couples go into a divorce with the idea that they are going to keep things civil and friendly and not turn the separation into a months-long battle. However, even with the best of intentions, divorces don't always work out as planned. It's important to prepare yourself for the possibility that your or your ex's mind will change during the process and that coming to a settlement may take months.
In general, the fewer assets there are to fight over, the quicker the property division process is over, but fewer assets can also mean that there isn't as much property to go around so that each person feels he or she got his or her fair share. Emotions during this time can also vary widely, and it's normal to feel like you just want to agree and be done one moment and then change your mind the next.
Having proper legal representation during this time is crucial, as it's important for you to have someone not emotionally involved in your situation who can give you advice. An attorney can help you better understand whether or not a proposed property division settlement is fair and represents your interests or whether it's time to give up mediation attempts and move to trial.
At the Arlington Law Offices of Karen Cushman, P.C., we understand that this is a difficult time for you and your family. We work to help you understand the different aspects of your situation and what the Texas property division process allows so that you can move forward with your life as soon as possible.