This blog was originally posted on Collaborative Divorce Texas. Children need to see their parents being supportive of each other, especially during a divorce. They need to see their parents having a united front – that they are still able to communicate with each other and make decisions for them that are in their best interest. Ultimately, children need to see that they are still both … [Read more...] about What Do Children Want and Need When Their Parents’ Divorce?
To be in control of the outcome of your divorce you need to be a major participant. You cannot sit on the sidelines just watching as a spectator. You need to be in communication with your attorney. You need to be prepared for meetings and ask for homework afterward. Divorce is an educational process. A lot of work needs to be done in a divorce, especially when it comes to the finances. … [Read more...] about How Can Someone be in Control of the Outcome of Their Divorce?
A post-marital agreement helps establish long-term financial decisions so that in the event of a divorce or the death of one of the spouses, there is more certainty about what will happen with current or future assets. Sometimes in a marriage, one of the spouses has a high earning job. The family might make the decision for the other spouse to stay home and take care of the kids. The … [Read more...] about Why Would a Couple Benefit from a Post-Marital Agreement?
It has been said that a pre-nuptial agreement is not about planning for divorce but is pre-marriage counseling. It is about having important conversations that as a couple you have not had yet. A prenup discussion creates an opportunity to sit down and talk about money issues, about children, and to understand what both parties bring into the relationship. Money, Sex and In-Laws Money, … [Read more...] about Why Get a Pre-Nuptial Agreement (Pre-Nup)
Most people do not always understand just how public their divorce can get. Going to court for a divorce is a public process. Many of our court hearings are hybrids. Some are on Zoom, and in several counties, there has been a return to in-person hearings. The Texas Constitution states that the courts must be an open system, which since the beginning of the pandemic most court hearings will be … [Read more...] about Keeping Your Divorce Private
Divorce is a very stressful time. It is important to pay attention to your emotions, sleep patterns, and how you're doing on your job. Fear or anxiety can last for a while and affect every area of your life. Here are some tips for self-care during the divorce process. 1) Mindfulness and Exercise Science has shown mindfulness exercises are very helpful in reducing stress and anxiety. … [Read more...] about 5 Tips for Taking Care of Yourself During Divorce
The impact of a divorce on Adult children is often overlooked. After all they are grown and considered adults by the courts. However, that does not mean that a divorce does not have an impact on the adult children at any age. Adult children can be divided into two categories. There are adult children who have established lives and families of their own and adult children who have not truly … [Read more...] about The Impact of a Divorce on Adult Children
How you prepare for your divorce is as important (if not more important) than the as the actual divorce process. Here are some keys to making the divorce process go smoothly. 1) Become as informed as you can be about your financial life. The more information that you have about your finances the better position you will be in to make decisions. If your spouse is normally the one … [Read more...] about 3 Keys to Preparing for Divorce