The end of a marriage does not mean the end of your family. Parents remain obligated to their children financially and, hopefully, emotionally even after a divorce. For this reason, determining custody and scheduling visitation is an important part of the divorce process.
During the course of a marriage with children involved, both parents develop significant and lifelong bonds with their children. When a marriage fails and it is determined to be in the best interests of the family to have a divorce, the changing situation means that both parents will not be able to spend the same amount of time they had in the past with their children.
It is likely that as young, star-crossed lovers you did not sign a prenuptial agreement. It is very common, and a hindrance for divorcing business owners. This is especially true for business owners in Texas. Texas is one of the small set of states that are considered community property states. This means that any assets acquired during marriage are considered "community property" between you both. This includes your business.
Dreaming, creating and setting goals for the future are integral facets of young adult life in America. After all, our nation may very well be the single best place on the planet for providing opportunity and resources to make your dreams come true. If you're one of the lucky people in Texas who have actually built a business from the ground floor up, and have enjoyed a certain amount of success, you understand the paramount importance of protecting what you have worked so hard to earn.