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April 2017 Archives

Coping with a later-in-life divorce

As people age, they often take time to reflect on their life and their past decisions. Many married couples may find themselves with additional time on their hands as their children become adults and start their own lives. For many in Texas, it is a time of realization that their hopes and plans for the future are no longer compatible with those of their spouse, prompting them to seek a divorce.

Radio show host Ira Glass files for divorce

Many people in Texas have an image in their head of the average life of a couple. In this image, at least one -- if not both -- of the spouses likely goes to work each morning and returns at the end of the workday. The idyllic couple may or may not have children, but their schedules typically somewhat correspond, allowing them to spend quality time with one another. However, this is not the case for every couple. Hectic work schedules, for example, may make it difficult for a couple to balance their relationship, sometimes resulting in a divorce.

High profile couple argue over property division

When some people marry, they decide to look realistically at their financial situation and life in general. To help protect their assets in the event of a divorce, many choose to create a prenuptial agreement before the wedding. While such documents have much value, many people in Texas have found that ambiguous agreements can create, rather than reduce, conflict. An out-of-state couple who separated almost 10 years ago are still waiting for a decision to be made over property division.

Parents continue family picture tradition following divorce

Some people in Texas are unhappy in their marriage. Unfortunately, the misconception that a divorce is inherently bitter and contentious can often lead people to delay ending their marriage, especially if there are children involved. However, many parents are able to put their differences aside for the sake of their children even after their marriage has ended, helping them to understand that they have the love and support of both their parents.