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Quarantine induced stress may trigger jump in divorce rates

Although official data is not yet available, family law experts are reporting an increase in questions about divorce. These experts note that quarantine, stay-at-home orders and personal attempts to reduce risk of exposure to the novel Coronavirus are likely behind the jump in divorce inquires.

How fast can you spot the signs of marital discord?

How soon is "too soon" to decide that you've made a mistake with your marriage? Apparently, there's really no such thing as "too soon" when it comes to matters of the heart. In fact, the majority of couples have a pretty good idea about whether their marriage is healthy from the very start -- even before the honeymoon phase is over.

Don't be taken by financial surprise in a divorce

In Texas, many soon-to-be ex-spouses either make financial assumptions about a divorce or simply do not know what awaits them. Unfortunately, these individuals often face some unwelcome surprises. It is best to get educated ahead of time to learn how to deal with divorce-related financial issues before they arise.

What older people should know about divorce

According to Pew research, the divorce rate for those 50 and older has doubled since 1990. In many cases, Texas residents who are ending their marriages will have an attorney to help them navigate the process of doing so. However, it may also be a good idea to have a financial adviser on a divorce team as well. A financial adviser will likely be able to help with potential challenges arising from the passage of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act, or TCJA.

How to choose between settlement and litigation in divorce

When people in Texas are going through a divorce, they might try to negotiate an agreement for child custody or property division. However, they may be unable to reach an agreement, or one spouse might simply be uncooperative. It could be necessary to decide whether to settle or to continue on to negotiation.

Reasons women seek divorce at a higher rate than men

More than two-thirds of divorces are initiated by women according to a 2015 study by the American Sociological Association. Women in Texas may file for divorce from their husbands for a number of reasons, but the underlying theme of all those reasons is that marriage tends to hold fewer advantages for women compared to men.