Parents in Texas who are approaching or going through a divorce, as well as those who've recently finalized a divorce, are wise to give some thought to their kid's upcoming school year. For children and parents, negotiating the logistics of school, friends and activities can get more complicated following divorce. By keeping a few things in mind, however, parents can be prepared when their kids head back to school.
One of the first things to keep in mind is that expenses are likely to increase. The divorce agreement will typically cover large, predictable expenses, but the beginning of the school year is a time of unforeseen costs. Some divorced couples agree to divide such costs evenly; some base responsibility for costs on their relative levels of income, and some use a list of expenses and divide them on a line-item basis.