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There are four different methods to divorce, Part 1

Most people think of divorce as a singular process. You are married, then you decide to file for divorce which ends the marriage. But divorce isn't so simple, and it isn't approached that formulaically. There are several alternative methods to get divorced, not all of them traditional litigated divorce. This post will go over the pros and cons of do-it-yourself divorces; follow-up posts will discuss the other methods.

Postnuptial agreements continue to gain popularity

Some couples who did not enter into a prenuptial agreement before marriage are taking a look at creating the postnuptial variety. Interest has begun to build even for couples who have been together for decades. While it is a relatively new area of law, the postnuptial agreement may be as important in helping to save a marriage as it is in speaking to the division of assets in case of divorce.

Why You Need a Property Division Attorney During Divorce

Texas law categorizes property belonging to married people as community property or private property. Community property is all assets and liabilities acquired by the spouses since the first day of marriage. It belongs to both of them, and they must share it if they decide to have a divorce. Separate properties are possessions and debts accumulated before marriage, and each spouse retains his or hers at the time of divorce. Such assets may include gifts or inheritance given to one spouse only while still married. Therefore it is crucial for partners to contrast what they own jointly from what belongs to them individually at the time of separation.

Pointers to consider when filing for property division

When you and partner get hitched, you envision spending cherished moments till death do you part. In addition, the upbringing of children adds more meaning to the family, and spouses would strive to keep such a unit together. However, not all marriages experience the happily-ever-after concept. Whether it's irreconcilable differences or infidelity, such marriages ultimately end up in divorce. In the event you are separated, it is basic instinct to collect your personal assets and begin a new independent life.

Considering an alternative dispute resolution during divorce

Getting married appears as the best form of happiness to most spouses. By getting hitched, you envision a blissful life coupled by a few children to cap off their happily ever after experience. However, you might not get to experience the golden years with your spouse depending on existence as a couple. In the wake of irreconcilable differences, you might want to consider getting divorced as the best alternative to both parties.

Divorce Requirements in Texas

Once you have decided to get out of a bad marriage, it's time to start the actual process of divorce that would separate you from your spouse in the eyes of the law. In Texas, one of the spouses has to be a legal resident of the state for at least six months in order to file for divorce. Also, the person needs to have resided in the country for a full 90 days before filing the divorce documents. If it so happens that one spouse is a Texas resident while the other spouse is located in a different state or even country, the non-resident spouse can file for divorce in the other location.

Preparing for a High Asset Divorce

Divorces are rarely pleasant experiences, and the level of animosity rises when there is a great deal of money at stake. That is why certain preparations need to be made to ensure you get your share from the divorce proceedings. Sift through the records of your marriage, such as photos, receipts and other assets you own. If you have made any expensive purchases, make sure you carry the full documents relating to the buy. Keep a file containing wills, trusts, bank statements, loan details etc. and place it in a safe location.

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