Broaching the subject of a prenuptial agreement is seldom easy. You are probably already imagining the emotional response you may get from your intended, and you may even fear your request for a prenuptial agreement may jeopardize your relationship and cause your beloved to reconsider the whole idea of marrying you.
As a college professor or other educator, you may hear many stories from your colleagues and students that describe challenging familial situations. In fact, you may know several people who have recently divorced or have students whose parents are currently going through serious marital problems. Although you never imagined you would have firsthand experience regarding the topic, you're also a realist who understands that life doesn't always play out the way you plan or expect. Once you decided to divorce, you may have immediately began to focus on your children.
Parents have many things on their minds, and most days they probably spend their time focused on the needs of their children. Making sure the kids have everything they need and get to the places they need to go can be exhausting, and devoted parents may even take pride in the thought that their children couldn't do without them.
College campuses in Texas are gearing up for a new school year. As a teacher, you probably have mixed emotions about that idea. Although you may look forward to getting back in the classroom, meeting new students (or reconnecting with some who are returning) and doing what you do best: teaching — you might also be a little sad that your vacation is coming to an end. If your summer included settling a divorce, your emotions may still be a bit raw as well.
Many people do not understand the probate process or know what it means to go through it when settling an estate. You may think that simply because a loved one left you property or assets in his or her will that there is nothing else you need to do except to accept it, but that is not always the case.
The process of ending a marriage is never easy, even when both parties are amicable. Fortunately, litigation and a stressful court battle is never the only option for Texas couples. Collaborative divorce provides a way for a couple to end their marriage without stepping foot in a courtroom and spending extra time and money on litigation.
During the course of your divorce, you may have to come to terms with a multitude of factors that you had not thought about previously. Your soon-to-be ex-spouse may show sides to him or herself that you have never seen, and unseemly behavior may throw you for a loop. Because you do not want to get taken advantage of during divorce proceedings, you may wish to prepare for possible scenarios that could affect your case.
If you are going through the divorce process, whether in Texas or elsewhere, it is okay to ask questions if you have any. For example, if you think you are eligible to receive spousal support but are unsure, the only way you will know for sure is if you ask your legal counsel.
Texas couples know that divorce can be a difficult process, and many of them want to avoid any unnecessary stress and expenses during an already complicated time. For this reason, couples may search for alternatives to traditional divorce litigation and having a court decide the outcome of their divorce. One option is a collaborative divorce.