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Divorce settlement agreements

Couples in Texas who are divorcing may want to consider the importance of their divorce settlement agreements. These agreements define important issues such as property division, child custody, visitation plans and spousal support. It is this agreement that governs the responsibilities of the former spouses.

The importance of these agreements cannot be overstated. In a generally peaceful divorce, the settlement provides a written understanding of what each spouse can expect from the other. In a contentious divorce, the settlement provides a "rulebook" that governs the future conduct of ex-spouses toward one another in cases where ongoing contact is necessary. Even in cases where spouses genuinely dislike each other, a carefully-worded settlement can minimize friction.

Many attorneys strongly advise individuals who are going through a divorce to become very familiar with their agreement. Having a strong understanding of the settlement can help prevent conflict in the future. This is particularly important if the spouses continue to co-parent children or have some kind of ongoing business or financial connection.

Individuals who are going through a divorce or have concerns about a settlement agreement from a previous divorce may benefit from speaking with an attorney. A lawyer might be able to advise his or her client on the development of an equitable settlement that is fair to both parties while allowing the couple to divorce quickly and get on with their lives. In some cases, the lawyer may also be able to assist in post-divorce modifications to agreements if circumstances have changed dramatically after the end of a marriage.

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