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The top challenges or divorce in Texas

No one enters into a marriage thinking that it will end in divorce; unfortunately, it does happen. When a couple decides to go their separate ways, they are faced with a number of challenges.

The overall cost of the divorce process

Usually, divorce is not cheap; there are lawyer fees, which vary depending on the complexity of the divorce and how amicable the couple is. Also, there are several methods of divorce, such as mediation, arbitration and litigation, which can also be costly. For instance, if you decide to go to trial, you may have to pay for expert witnesses, which can add up quickly. After the divorce, the regular financial obligations, such as house bills, still need to get paid, and since there may only be one income to cover them now, this can be difficult.

Asset division and alimony

Another challenge that divorces present is the division of assets. This can be a difficult process, especially if there is significant property or funds, such as houses or retirement accounts, involved. The couple will need to decide who gets what and how the asset will get divided. Alimony, or spousal support, is another issue that needs to get determined in a divorce. One spouse may need to pay the other spouse financial support after the divorce is finalized. If there’s no willingness or ability to pay alimony, it can become a contentious issue.

Children

If the couple has children, they will need to come up with a parenting plan. This plan will detail how the couple will co-parent their children and what each parent’s role will be. The parenting plan should also include a visitation schedule. If the parents live in different states, this can become even more complex. In addition to the challenges that divorce presents, there is also the emotional toll that it can take on everyone involved. The divorce process can be long and difficult, and it’s not uncommon for people to experience a range of emotions, such as sadness, anger, frustration and anxiety.

These are just some of the challenges that divorce creates. Going through a divorce is not easy, but by preparing for the challenges, you can make the process a little bit easier.