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Some couples hide finances from one another

Couples in Texas may be among the 20 percent who, according to a recent study, think it is acceptable to spend as much as $500 without informing the other partner. Researchers interviewed a random 843 Americans by phone and learned that 6 percent hid a bank account from a partner. Some researchers and therapists say that arguments over finances are one of the main reasons for divorce, and when they occur early in a marriage, they are even more likely to result in divorce.

Uncovering concealed assets during a divorce

Discussions over the division of marital property are often the most contentious part of the divorce process for Texas couples, and it is not unheard of for one of the spouses involved to attempt to conceal assets or present their financial situation as being bleaker than it actually is. Texas is a community property state, and courts will order that marital property be divided equally if divorcing spouses are unable to come to an amicable agreement. However, marital assets must be identified before they can be divided.

Divorce and business owners

A divorce can be one of the more difficult experiences anyone may encounter, but Texas business owners should be especially aware of the way that the end of a marriage can affect their business enterprise. Texas is a community property state, and thus marital assets will generally be divided equally by the court unless the parties can otherwise agree.

Avoiding common mistakes with a divorce checklist

It is normal for Texas residents who are divorcing to feel overwhelmed by everything that is involved. Many common mistakes can be avoided by writing and using a checklist so people can make sure everything is covered. Avoiding common errors can help the divorce proceed in a smoother fashion and in a manner that is less detrimental to a person's interests.

Divorce between actor and his wife has been completed

In Texas, when a couple chooses to end a marriage, there will be an endless number of issues that have to be hashed out. This is especially true if it is a high asset divorce. These types of divorces are common with wealthy people in the state and all over the world. Often, it happens with those in the entertainment industry, as recently occurred with actor Gary Oldman and his fourth wife Alexandra Edenborough.

What are the benefits of hiring a divorce lawyer?

Not every Texas resident whose marriage is ending understands the need to have the assistance of an experienced family law attorney during the process. In general, having one may increase the odds of achieving a successful outcome in a case and make sure no one is unnecessarily marginalized during divorce proceedings.

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.

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