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Getting divorce is easier if no marital home is involved

Going through the divorce process in Texas can be painful, both emotionally and financially. However, when a person's marriage is unsatisfactory, getting a divorce may help the person to regain control over his or her life. There are a couple of situations where a person simply cannot afford to delay getting divorced in Texas.

First, it is easier to move forward with divorce if the couple does not have a marital home that needs to be divided. The marital home is often the most complex asset to split during the divorce process. One spouse might wish to stay in the residence, while the other person desires to sell the home and split the profits. If the parties disagree about how to handle the house, this may make the process longer and more expensive to resolve.

Second, it is typically beneficial to get divorced while one is employed and has a steady income. Divorce can be costly, particularly if it is contested. Thus, going through the process of dissolving a marriage is more challenging if a person is unemployed and lacks income.

If two people who are divorcing in Texas are able to find some common ground, they may benefit from direct negotiations or mediation, through which they can avoid court intrusion. These alternatives to litigation allow the couple to work toward a divorce settlement acceptable to both parties. If they are not able to reach such a settlement, they will have to take unresolved issues to the court, where the final decisions will be made for them. Unfortunately, those decisions may not end up being what one or both of the parties had in mind.

Source: The Huffington Post, "7 Reasons You Can't Afford NOT To Get Divorced", Jason Levoy, June 20, 2016

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