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Finding and dividing complex assets in a Texas divorce

Going through a divorce and dividing community assets is rarely easy, but for Texas couples with multiple complex assets, it may be difficult to know what there is to divide in the first place. Venture capital funds, hedge funds and business ownership interests are only a few things that couples may have a hard time placing a monetary value on, especially when these assets are illiquid.

Divorce settlement may have unexpected consequences

Texans may find a recent New Jersey Appellate court ruling involving a divorce settlement agreement instructive. The case concerned a father who divorced after the children reached the age of emancipation. His daughter had graduated from Rutgers University and had been accepted at Cornell Law School. During the time of the negotiations, the two were estranged. The father's divorce settlement obligated him to pay 50 percent of his daughter's post-graduate education costs of tuition, books, fees and room and board, which at Cornell totaled $74,580 per year.

ACA insurance plans may affect divorce negotiations

Before the Affordable Care Act was instituted, many people in Texas had trouble getting health insurance through anyone but an employer or a spouse's employer. Preexisting conditions could stop a person from obtaining a new health insurance policy, and for many people, health insurance became an incentive to stay in an unhappy marriage.

More single fathers getting sole child custody

Texas fathers going through a divorce may feel like there is a stigma about being a single father with sole child custody. Women are traditionally seen as the primary caregivers to children, and men are not considered to be as competent or skilled at taking care of their own kids.

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