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Dealing with divorce demands

When a Texas couple gets divorced, one party may be entitled to the marital home, alimony and child support. He or she may also be entitled to half of the current value of any retirement account that was started or appreciated in value during the marriage. However, neither party is obligated to agree to the demands of the other without a formal court order.

In some cases, it may be necessary to work with a guardian ad litem who will review the mental status of any children a couple may have. That person may then recommend that no adult other than a parent or another family member remain in the martial home overnight or for long periods of time. Typically, both parties are allowed to remain in the house assuming that they are cordial to each other or don't otherwise provide a basis for a court order to remove one person from the residence.

At some point, the home may need to be sold with proceeds split or used to help meet the best interests of the children. If a spouse requesting support is able to work, a judge may project how much he or she should be able to make. This may reduce the amount of financial assistance an individual is required to give to his or her former spouse for alimony or child support.

In a divorce case, it may be wise for an individual to seek the counsel of an attorney. An attorney may be able to help the client obtain a maximum share of marital property as well as child support or alimony if applicable.

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