Everyone has been there. You were up too late the night before and now you have to sit in a line of traffic to get to and from work. You may think you are not that tired, but suddenly you're opening your eyes and slamming on the brakes, almost hitting the car in front of you. The worst-case scenario being that you actually do fall asleep behind the wheel and obtain serious injuries from the crash.
Texas residents know that divorces or other relationship break-ups can be a difficult time in anyone's life, but if there are children involved from the relationship the circumstances can be even more complicated. When there are children involved, you can't just move on, in most cases. Couples will need to reach an agreement, or have a judge make a ruling, on child custody.
If you are currently going through a Texas divorce or you believe a divorce may be imminent in the near future, you should consider the upcoming changes to federal tax law concerning the deductibility of alimony payments (called spousal maintenance under Texas law).
There are probably many people throughout the country who believe that since divorce is such a common legal proceeding that it is an easy type of case to get through. However, as many divorces cases are contested, in most cases this is not true. Most divorces are more likely to involve complex issues for the couple to address, including property division, alimony and child support and custody issues, to name a few.