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Finances may be complex in a divorce

Texas residents who are going through a divorce may find it an emotionally as well as a financially trying time. Due to the stress that often accompanies the end of a marriage, they may not make the best decisions about their finances. As a result, they may benefit from guidance from attorneys, financial advisers and tax professionals.

Divorce rates fall among couples who marry after having children

Texas residents may be aware that divorce rates have traditionally been higher among couples who got married after the birth of their first child, but a report released by the Council on Contemporary Families on Sept. 16 indicates that this may no longer be the case. According to researchers from Cornell University and the University of Michigan, couples who marry after their first child is born now divorce at similar rates to those who marry before having children.

The use of mediation in a divorce

Some Texas residents may have heard that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have chosen to conduct their divorce through mediation. Although many divorcing couples pursue courtroom litigation, mediation may be a good alternative for those who are able to negotiate the terms of their split in a more peaceful atmosphere. There are important differences between mediation and traditional divorce that are worth understanding for anyone thinking about possibly ending their marriage in the near future.

Establishing paternity and DNA testing

In some Texas cases, a man will need to take steps to establish his paternity of a child. When a child is born to unmarried people, the man is not automatically presumed to be the father. He may need to request DNA testing in order to prove that he is the child's father so that he can seek custody or visitation.

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