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Helping navigate a contested divorce

Divorce reportedly impacts roughly half of all marriages. As a result, it is not unheard of to consider this to be a reality even before a couple says "I do," in Texas and elsewhere. Whether that means drafting a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, or making careful financial decisions, being conscience that a marriage could end in divorce could be beneficial in the event that one or both spouses seeks a divorce.

Addressing specific property division questions

When's the last time you had an accurate and up-to-date accounting of all your financial accounts? This could include a 401(k), savings account or other financial assets. It could also mean the status of your liabilities, like credit card accounts or auto loans. If you aren't able to answer these questions off the top of your head - you're not alone.

An introduction to mediation and collaborative law

Whether your marriage is months, years or decades old there may come a day when you and your partner decide it is time to go your separate ways. There can be many reasons behind this, or just a single reason. Either way, if you and your soon-to-be ex-spouse are communicating well before and during the split, your divorce could be a candidate for alternative dispute resolution. "ADR" is not right for everyone, but it could be a good option for many approaching a divorce case.

Wendy Williams files for divorce from husband of 22 years

Some marriages cannot stand the test of time. Even if a couple has decades of a happy marriage, this does not safeguard a couple from encountering marital problems. No matter the reason or cause for dissolution, ending a marriage can be a very emotional and complex time. This is especially true for those seeking to protect assets and property from being divided during the process.

What is a collaborative divorce?

When one thinks of divorce, they often think about two spouses having a go at each other, unable to reach an agreement. While some divorces are high conflict and require the court to step in to sort through the various issues, others are able to come to terms and reach an agreement on their own. Although the couple is able to set aside their differences, they may still require assistance when it comes to working through the process and finalizing a divorce.

Using a forensic accountant in a divorce

Ending a marriage is trying time. It is difficult, emotional and challenging. A spouse is likely devastated that the marriage has failed, and now they are bombarded with all the divorce issues that must be sorted out and resolved. It can take much time and effort to reach a final resolution, making it imperative to understand the process and how best to move through it. This could require the usage of experts, as these professionals could provide input and assistance with obtaining a fair divorce settlement agreement.

How can a postnup protect your retirement accounts?

Getting married is an exciting time. And even if a marriage does fail, many are able to find love again and enter into another marriage. Because the chances of another divorce occurring the second time around is fairly high, it is important that these spouses take the time to understand ways they can protect themselves and their future, especially when it comes to their assets and retirement benefits.

Jeff Bezos and wife end 25-year marriage

Ending a marriage can be an incredibly difficult decision. One is not only severing a relationship, but they are also cutting their belongings in half. For the most part, divorce means splitting their assets in half. However, when one spouse owns a business, this could further complicate the process. Whether or not a premarital agreement is involved, it is often in one's best interests to take the time to protect one's business during the divorce process.

Factors that could impact the timing of a divorce

Ending a marriage seems like a daunting task. On top of that, the media and the silver screen make it look like an extremely emotional, unpleasant, contentious and life-altering event. For some, this is there reality; however, others are able to navigate the process with more ease. No matter the situation, many couples take measures to avoid such fates, especially when law changes could make matters worse for them.

Guiding and supporting you through the divorce process

For each couple, the best part of marriage is something different. Each marriage is unique to the spouses involved, and much like the good parts often shape the marriage, so do the bad parts. In some cases, the bad can outweigh the good, causing spouses in Texas and elsewhere to consider the longevity of their union. While they may have a lot of good to fight for, ultimately, if ending the marriage is in their best interest, divorce will likely be the best step for them to take.