Getting a divorce is rarely a smooth or simple process. Most couples have at least a few issues to work on throughout proceedings that can cause a bit of conflict.
Still, some divorces are more complicated and contentious than others and can get pretty messy. Preparing for the possibility of complications, whether they are legal or personal, can help you meet unexpected challenges with more confidence.
If one or both of you have high conflict or, shall we say, strong personalities, a simple divorce disagreement can escalate into a full-blown dispute. Spouses often find it becomes more and more difficult to agree on the many issues they must address during the divorce.
Texas is a community property state, and most assets acquired during a marriage belong to both spouses equally. However, there are exceptions and nuances to this rule, making property division a complex and contentious process for many divorcing couples.
Unwilling to move on
Sometimes, one or both spouses are not ready to end the marriage and move on with their lives. When a spouse does not want the divorce, they may try to delay or sabotage the proceedings. An unduly prolonged divorce can be more expensive and painful for you both.
Naturally, divorcing parents have many child-related concerns, such as obtaining a fair custody and parenting time plan. Since both parents care about the possible impact of divorce on their kids, arguments and disputes can plague negotiations.
Anything that can help you predict the divorce challenges that may lie ahead is an advantage. Talk with a legal representative about how to protect yourself against these or other obstacles that may complicate your divorce.