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How to choose living arrangements when a marriage ends

One pressing question that a divorcing individual in Texas needs to consider is where he or she will live once the divorce becomes final. One option may be to remain in the family home. It might also be possible to buy a new home or choose to rent a home or apartment. For many, renting is ideal as it provides a fresh start without the need to commit to an address for more than a few months.

Student loan debt and prenuptial agreements

Couples in Texas and around the country are waiting longer to get married than their parents did, and some observers believe that this has led to a surge in the popularity of prenuptial agreements. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers asked family law attorneys about this phenomenon in 2016, and 62 percent of the respondents said that the couples seeking advice from them about such agreements had increased.

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.

Divorce mistakes to avoid

The rate of divorce filings tends to spike in the month of January as many individuals want to start anew after getting through stressful holidays surrounded by their in-laws. Individuals in Texas and the rest of rest of the country should avoid making certain mistakes if they want to file for divorce immediately after the beginning of a new year.

International adoptions

An international adoption could be one way to bring a child into a Texas family. An international adoption agency might be needed as there are many steps to adopting a child from another country. The U.S. State Department has a list of countries that allow American citizens to adopt.

Bristol Palin seeks to mend ties with her children's fathers

Unmarried parents in Texas could achieve parenting agreements similar to those arranged by former reality television show star Bristol Palin. The father of her most recent child, a daughter, has begun taking on his responsibilities as a parent. The veteran Marine and recipient of the Medal of Honor shares joint legal custody.

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