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Divorce considerations for the summer months

People in Texas may be more likely to divorce in the summer months. There are a number of factors that may contribute to the spike, including the increased family togetherness that comes along with holiday trips and school vacations. According to research, divorce filings are most common in August and March. Some note that couples may notice more problems in their relationships when they go through more togetherness, whether during summer trips or the winter holidays. Others note that summer vacation from school allows kids' schedules to be rearranged with less disruption when parents separate.

Marriages may fail for surprising reasons

Entering into marriage is typically a time of great optimism with looking forward to a long, productive, and happy life together. Most Texas couples are likely aware that statistically, many marriages do not endure for the long run but are convinced that divorce is what happens to other people. As much as many people believe divorce cannot happen to them, the underlying cause of the rift between the respective parties may be even more surprising.

The importance of financial information in divorce cases

The prospect of divorce can be particularly daunting for spouses in Texas and around the country who do not make day-to-day financial decisions. These spouses, who are most often wives, may be uncertain about ending unhappy marriages because they do not know the size of the marital estate, how much money has been put aside for retirement or whether they can expect to receive enough spousal support to live comfortably on their own.

Buying the family home after a divorce

One of the most valuable assets Texas couples may buy during a marriage is their home. If the marriage ends in a divorce, there are likely to be disputes regarding what should happen with the property. Before making decisions about the home, such as whether one spouse should purchase the home in their own name, there are certain factors that should be carefully considered.

Opinions vary on divorce for stay-at-home parents

Studies show that people in Texas and across the country have widely different perspectives of how stay-at-home parents should be treated during a divorce. Around 25 percent of mothers and 7 percent of fathers across the country stay home to care for their children, in what is often a joint decision between both spouses in a marriage. There are a number of reasons why people make this choice; in the first place, many simply believe that a parent, especially a mother, is best placed to provide care for their children. For others, the decision is simply practical; daycare may cost more than the salary brought in by the stay-at-home parent.

Working to develop a positive co-parenting relationship

When parents in Texas decide to divorce, the end of their marriage doesn't bring an end to their need to work together to raise their children. It can be challenging to move from being spouses to being co-parents, but doing so successfully can help children emerge successfully and happily from their parents' divorce. At the heart of a positive co-parenting relationship is always remembering that the kids' interests come first, even when the relationship between the parents is full of pain and conflict. This means recognizing that each child's relationship with both parents is very important and must be protected.

Things to consider before assuming a mortgage

Texas residents may be interested in learning more about assumable mortgages and how they may come into play during a divorce. The reason for interest in this topic is that there are very few things that are as difficult to agree on during a divorce as the family home. For most divorcing couples, their family home is the most valuable asset that they will divide. At the end of the day, compromises will need to be made. It is likely that one spouse will be granted control of the home in the settlement agreement.

Pick the right real estate agent for a divorce home sale

There are several tips that soon-to-be exes should remember if they're selling a house in Texas while getting a divorced. For example, the real estate agent they select is critical. This is because selling a marital home during a divorce is not like a traditional sale. There are two individuals who are looking to end a relationship but are forced to work together to accomplish a mutual goal. This means that the real estate agent needs to have thick skin. They should be able to walk a fine line and not show favorites to either party.

Technology changes how people interact after a divorce

Research has shown that the relationship between a parent and child has the greatest impact on a child's mental health after a divorce. Therefore, parents and children should be encouraged to develop that relationship by any means necessary. In some cases, this means Texas parents sending messages online or to a child's cellphone. While parents may not feel as if this is a great way to connect, the child will appreciate these efforts to reach out.

Planning for a divorce

When saying their I-dos, no couple in Texas ever sees themselves getting a divorce later down the road, especially after vowing to spend the rest of their lives together and letting death be the only thing that parts them. Nevertheless, the fact remains that about half of all married couples end up getting divorced at some point in time, which means that couples are better off planning for the worst, regardless of what they might want to believe.

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