Attorney Mark Roles will be speaking in Austin on May 17, 2019 at the seminar, "Divorce Cases From Start to Finish for Paralegals." Mr. Roles will be educating paralegals on financial information in divorce cases as well as child support and child custody issues. Link to seminar information below.
Texas residents probably expect divorce cases to involve quite a bit of emotions and perhaps even ill-will directed between the soon-to-be ex-spouses. After all, these cases are the end of relationships that have, in many instances, lasted for many years and could also involve children from the relationship. Quite a bit of "hard feelings" is expected. But, can you still maintain a good relationship and like and respect the other person during and even after the divorce case?
"Peace" and "divorce" are two words that most Texas residents don't associate together too often. When many people think about the divorce process, they likely imagine courtroom battles with bitter statements and allegations flowing back and forth between two soon-to-be ex-spouses. However, the reality can be much different, if the individuals involved are open to thinking about their long-term future as well as their immediate legal needs.
Most of our readers in Texas probably have a pretty good understanding of the basics of a divorce case. In general, most divorce cases will involve the same issues: property division, alimony, child support and child custody, among others. But, the facts of each case can vary quite a bit. In addition to the common issues that need to be addressed, there is also a common timeline of how a divorce case unfolds.
Many Austin residents considering divorce do so only as a last resort. Typically, married couples experiencing troubling times will do their best to work through their issues. However, sometimes even the best efforts aren't enough to save a relationship. Life after a divorce can be a mystery to many people - they don't know what to expect, especially if they have been married for many years.
Although there are many issues for couples in Texas to address when they are going through a divorce, perhaps no issue is as contentious as property division. After all, married couples can accumulate quite a bit in valuable assets over the course of a marriage, sometimes more than they realize. Pensions, retirement accounts, investment accounts, artwork - these are all assets that will likely be subject to the property division process. So, what do our readers need to know about property division and divorce?
No two divorce cases are the same. Each individual case will have its own set of facts, and a couple coming into the situation from various walks of life. There are a variety of assets at stake, and differences in relationships between parents and children. However, many divorce cases have the same types of issues that need to be addressed: child custody and support, property division and alimony, among others. What factors will affect these issues in divorce cases?
Couples in Texas who make the decision to go through a divorce do not arrive at that decision lightly. After all, most married couples have poured years of their heart and emotions into the relationship, and the realization that they may be better off separated can be difficult to acknowledge. And, then, during the divorce, complications can arise if the soon-to-be ex-spouses have significant disagreements on the issues that need to be decided, such as alimony, child custody and support and property division.
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.