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Divorce selfies show that breaking up doesn't have to be painful

Why so serious? Ending a marital relationship doesn't have to be the pits. Divorce can be a normal part of ending a relationship when both parties agree that it's time to move on. One new trend sweeping across social media is the divorce selfie. Will divorcing couples in Texas also adopt the divorce selfie trend? 

For tax purposes, alimony agreements should be crystal clear

Taxes can certainly leave the filer stressed out over deductions and potential audits. Trying to do taxes after a divorce can be tricky as well. As a recent news story documents, it is important to have divorce and alimony agreements made crystal clear in writing so that they can be used to determine what, if any, deductions are allowed for alimony. For individuals divorcing in Texas, one man's story can provide some valuable food for thought. 

Divorce during old age often less painful

The end of a marriage does not have to be extraordinarily painful or bitter. Sometimes events, relationships and marriages come to their own natural conclusion. When two people decide together that they are no longer compatible, they can choose to divorce in a way that meets the needs of both parties involved and allows them to peacefully go their separate ways. Texas couples considering divorce may be able to take some inspiration from a recent news article about divorce for older couples. 

Texas appeals court reverses portions of divorce settlement

Sorting out the details of a divorce can be tricky and time consuming. Cases are sometimes reviewed on appeal and, when appropriate, sent back to a lower court for further actions. Recently, a Texas appeals court did exactly this with regard to a divorce case involving the owner of a company and his ex-wife. The court actually reversed parts of lower court's ruling and sent the case back to trial.

Low credit score and divorce; Study compares credit, trust

There are many elements that come into play when considering a life partner. One unexpected factor in lifelong happiness and the possibility of a future divorce is the credit scores of the spouses. Several recent studies, including one undertaken at the University of Texas, take a look at the impacts of credit scores on marriage and divorce. 

Property division an important consideration for Texas couples

Prenuptial agreements can be an important tool for couples considering marriage. Texas couples may wish to learn the ins and outs of the prenup, especially if the marriage is later in life or if one of the spouses owns significantly more assets than the other. A prenuptial agreement can help with property division, alimony and financial protection. 

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.

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