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Health care uncertainty leads to divorce postponements

Texas residents who have preexisting conditions or other concerns about health care and who are in an unhappy marriage may be postponing a divorce in order to ensure that their access to health care continues if the Affordable Care Act is repealed by Congress. The ACA came into full effect in 2014, and one of its provisions was that it prevented insurance companies from denying coverage to or requiring higher payments from people with preexisting conditions. Since it is unclear what will replace the ACA, it is possible that this situation could return in which people are unable to obtain insurance or can only do so at a very high cost. A 2012 study found that 115,000 women per year lost private health insurance as a result of their divorce.

Occupations in which divorce is more common

Texas couples may be more likely to get a divorce if they work in certain fields including the military according to a nationwide analysis of census data conducted by a career website. Several aspects of a military career create stressful conditions in a relationship including deployment and psychological issues such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Frequent moves were another stressor related to a military career.

Lies to avoid when getting divorced

Texas estranged couples who are ending their marriage may be dealing with many different emotions. They may also be uncertain about divorce laws in the state and may be getting bad advice from family members or others who mean well. One bad piece of advice is that one attorney can represent both parties to the marriage. This is not true as an attorney can only represent one person.

The impact of harsher immigration policies on children

Children born in Texas become American citizens automatically, but this does not change the immigration statuses of their parents. President Trump vowed to stiffen border protections and take action against illegal aliens during a contentious election campaign, and this has prompted undocumented workers in immigrant communities across the country to put contingency child custody provisions into place for their American citizen children should they be deported.

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