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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.

It is always a good idea to have a lawyer's help when it comes to learning about child support guidelines. This is because several different sources of income may be used to calculate a parent's contribution. It may also be possible for a judge to disregard state guidelines if circumstances call for it.

Even in a no-fault divorce, the reason for the end of the marriage may be used when making rulings related to spousal support or property division. For instance, a judge may be allowed to consider whether one spouse wasted or concealed assets prior to or during an ongoing divorce. Pensions are generally protected from third-party claims, but they can be divided in a divorce. This is done through a qualified domestic relations order, and there may be special tax consequences to think about.

Individuals who are getting divorced may benefit from getting information from a credible source. An attorney can explain what happens during the process. It may also be possible for an attorney to review prenuptial agreements or help an individual create a postnuptial agreement to help protect assets. Legal counsel may also be helpful with issues related to property division or matters related to child or spousal support.

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