The stereotypical Texas divorce may be one of two parties who cannot stand each other, argue incessantly and use their children as leverage to get back at the other spouse. And while, sadly, this is true for some families in the divorce process, it doesn't have to be the reality for all. Although it may require calling in some professional help, a collaborative divorce is possible. The benefits to the couple are immeasurable, but the children are often the biggest winners.
When couples in Texas divorce, emotions often run high. This can sometimes lead to conflict in what might have otherwise been a straightforward, amicable divorce. This conflict might be caused by misunderstandings or a spouse who feels uncertain of what is happening, legally and socially. In these cases, a collaborative law approach might help.
By the time a lot of couples in Texas have decided to divorce, it is not unusual for both parties to be experiencing strong emotions. The stress associated with the breakdown of a marriage can make it difficult to talk through issues and come to reasonable agreements regarding property division, spousal support, and child custody.
So often, we hear divorce horror stories. A couple spends months, or even years, in court battling over assets, property and their own children. They drain their savings and neither party gets what he or she wants in the end. Children are left angry and hurt. No one wins.
Financial worries loom large for many people facing divorce - especially if your spouse was the breadwinner. You may have been out of the workforce for years. Perhaps you quit your job to raise kids. Maybe an intervening disability has kept you from working. Or perhaps you put your own career on the backburner so your spouse could pursue theirs. Now you're left wondering how you will ever make ends meet on your own.
The rule of law is what we follow in Texas and the rest of the United States. What that means is that everyone is subject to the laws of the country and the state in which they live. No one is above the law and it's supposed to apply equally to all.