There are many reasons why two people may decide to end a marriage. Financial disagreements, communication issues and infidelity, for example, are commonly stated causes of marital separations. A recent study evaluated alternate influences that can affect marital stability and the probability of getting a divorce.
In Texas, property that was obtained during a marriage is considered to be jointly owned by both spouses. Since Texas is a community property state, all marital assets are evenly split during a divorce. However, property that was acquired prior to the marriage, received as a gift or inherited by one spouse is considered separate property and will be retained by the owner.
Earlier this year it seemed that same-sex couples would be given the right to legally divorce, just as a heterosexual couple can. However, recent opposition from the Texas Attorney General has thrown up a road block.
Prior to a marriage, many Texas couples enter into a prenuptial agreement to protect assets that may be negatively affected if the union ends in divorce. Issues such spousal support and property division are a few of the key points that should be clearly outlined in order to provide maximum protection for all parties. In order to ensure that there are no gray areas in the premarital agreement, seeking the assistance of a family law attorney is likely the best course of action.
When couples in Collin County decide their marriage is no longer working, they often choose to divorce. In the majority of cases, there are issues that need to be sorted out in order to reach a settlement. Couples may disagree on things, including child custody, spousal support and property division, and require the assistance of a family law court to reach an agreement.
Sometimes it can seem like, for celebrities, marriages come and go like the seasons. There are those few, however, which seem to stand the test of time. Whether in Collin County, or some other locality, when one of these long-lasting marriages comes to an end, it is a sad and often complex process.
Out of the many issues to consider when divorcing in Texas, one of the most emotionally driven topics is the family home. For many people, it is the place where marriages blossomed, families grew and good memories were made -- so it is understandable that making the decision to keep or sell the home may be a difficult one.