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Stability can help your children during a divorce

Children need stability to thrive in life. A divorce is one event that throws a wrench into the normal life flow for the child. This is something that you might have to help your child to deal with. We understand how difficult this can be, but we are here to help you get the child custody agreement hashed out so your child can have that stability.

Coming up with the child custody agreement as quickly as possible is important, but this doesn't mean that you have to come up with the permanent order right away. Instead, you can find a temporary order to govern what will happen while you hash out the permanent order.

Property division can be difficult but must be worked through

Property division is a difficult topic to discuss when you are divorcing. Even if you and your ex are parting on good terms, there is a good chance that there are some assets that you both want to keep. At this point, you have to start the compromising. We can help you review the possibilities so that you can protect your interests and future.

When it is time to divide property, you might want to sit down with a pencil and paper. You must think about what is truly important to you. Jot down each asset and why you want to keep it. This might be for investment, living or sentimental value. Once you have all of this figured out, you can determine where you are going to focus your efforts.

Think about these property types during the divorce

The property division process is often associated with big assets like the cars and homes. There are many more assets that you need to think about during this process. It is imperative that you go through everything in the home to determine what needs to be addressed. Here are a few starting points to get you going:

Take note of any valuable artwork, sculptures and similar items. These might prove to be worth a good deal, so you shouldn't just walk away from those items if there is a chance that you can make some money off of them.

Don't walk away from your marriage without a plan in place

Taking the step of filing for divorce is something that some individuals feel pressured into. You might feel like you can't live with your spouse another day. This is totally understandable, but you have to balance out the desire to run away with the need to protect your interests. In some cases, especially when your marriage isn't filled with violence, it might be best to grit your teeth and stick things out for a little longer.

You need time to prepare for a divorce, especially if you have children. Most couples can't live in the same house during a divorce. This means that you need to figure out where you are going to go or to figure out how to get your soon-to-be ex out of the house. Both of these can prove to be very challenging for everyone involved. We can help you to work out some of these aspects of the marital split.

Plan to overcome feeling down before the holidays

Many people look forward to the festivities that occur during the Christmas holiday season. For people who have been divorced in the past year, having their first Christmas in a while as a single person might feel a little sadder than the holidays of the past.

It is important that you take a good look at what you are going through to decide how you can overcome these periods of feeling down. Figuring out a plan now can help you to look forward to the holiday seasons to come with gleeful anticipation.

Parents of young children face specific challenges during divorce

Divorcing with young children is a challenging situation. You have to help the children understand that Mommy and Daddy aren't going to live together and that this means they will split their time between two homes. This isn't something that is easy for little kids to understand, but it is the reality that many have to face.

Another reason why it is difficult for parents who have youngsters at home to divorce is because the parents still have to deal with each other when it comes to the kids. This is a complicated situation, but it is possible to keep the issues that you have to a minimum. In our previous blog post, we gave you some tips for this.

Try to keep the issues minimal in your parenting relationship

When you have to work with your ex to parent your children, disagreements can easily get blown out of proportion. It is imperative that you try to keep the number of serious arguments to a minimum so that your parenting relationship doesn't devolve to a point where it can't recover.

One of the best ways to keep the small issues small is to take a step back and ask yourself if this is going to affect your child in the future. Sometimes, arguments are so trivial that the point might be more of you trying not to give your ex his or her way or your ex trying to not let you have your way.

Know how different methods might resolve divorce issues

We recently discussed how Texas laws handle property division. Understanding these laws is very useful when you are facing a divorce. These laws set the standards for what might happen if you and your ex end up going to a trial over property division.

Many divorce cases end through mediation. This process lets you and your ex have a say in how things are divided. You would negotiate with each other until you can come to an agreement. The mediator who is working with you helps keep the process on track.

Understand Texas property division laws

There are many things that people misunderstand about property laws in Texas, especially when it comes to who gets what during a divorce. Texas uses the concept of community property to determine how assets are divided. There are several different things that you should know about this process.

Community property laws here use the classification of a property when it is acquired to determine what will happen to it during a divorce. Typically, assets that you get while you are married will be split between you and your soon-to-be ex. It doesn't matter what happens after you get the property.

Don't try to rush a high asset divorce

As we recently discussed, there are mistakes that you might make during the divorce process that can have a negative impact on what you walk away with when the divorce is final. It is imperative that you don't think only about what you need to do right this second when you are going through a divorce. You need to also think about how each choice you make now will affect you later. We can help you take a look in from the outside of the matters.

There are some points that are especially important during a divorce. One of these is child custody. You can't lump this aspect of getting a divorce together with other areas of the divorce. The child custody decisions have to be made based on what is best for your children, not on anything related to you or your ex. This can be a hard line to draw, but it is necessary.

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