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Tips to get what you need in a divorce

Divorce is often very difficult. It involves separating from the person you thought you would spend the rest of your life with, dividing marital property, and working out a custody schedule for the kids. While you may be tempted to rush through the process to get it over with as quickly as possible, doing so could have a very negative impact on your new life.

Before you rush through the settlement process, take a step back and try to focus on what you want and need once you finalize the divorce. Follow these tips to get what you need in a divorce.

Don't make these 5 prenup mistakes

You and your significant other both control a lot of assets. You're in your 40s, getting married for the second time, and you've been through divorce before. You know what it means emotionally, financially and legally.

What you want is to prevent a mess if your second marriage falls apart like the first one did. You're thinking of asking your significant other if you should use a prenuptial agreement. After all, you think you could both benefit.

5 ways people try to hide assets during divorce

You tell your spouse you want a divorce. You're 50 years old, but it's time to move on. Your spouse is less than thrilled, though a split was clearly on the horizon for a while.

You both have significant assets. Your spouse owns a company and you have been working in a management position at another company for decades.

Child support problems could affect your custody case

When you're facing a divorce, asset division and child custody are often the most contentious issues. For many couples, particularly those with higher assets, it can be difficult to reach mutually beneficial agreements about custody, child support and asset division.

In these cases, the help of an experienced Texas divorce attorney is important to protect your interests during child custody disagreements, as well as during the process of dividing assets. Even if you and your former spouse agree to mediation, having an attorney who's fighting for you can make all the difference.

What you need to know about sole custody

Imagine this situation: You are a mother of a child who is going through the divorce process. While you have to make decisions that will better your life in the future, you also need to consider the well-being of your child.

For some mothers, this means fighting for sole custody. This is not the most common type of custody arrangement, but it's something to consider if you have reason to believe that your former husband shouldn't share custody. For example, you may feel this way because the person has a history of child abuse or drug addiction.

Child support modification tips for fathers

As a father going through the divorce process, you may be concerned about what the future will bring with regard to your relationship with your child (or children).

With this in mind, you take a variety of steps to ensure that you continue to play a big role in the raising of your child. In some cases, this means paying child support on a monthly basis.

Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney

For better and for worse, divorce is just as much a part of society as marriage. When the time comes, divorce is never an easy process. The splitting up of all of the assets, such as the car, house, and even friends, is a potentially ugly process that brings all of the emotions back to the surface.

Many people would prefer to leave everyone else out of it and try to sort out the issues themselves; however, it is essential that people take the time to consult a divorce attorney to help make the process as smooth and as successful as possible. 

When parents of a special needs child divorce

Divorce is never a simple matter, even in a best-case scenario, and often has a way of complicating already difficult matters. For the parents of a special needs child, requires specific attention to a wide array of present and future issues. Parents must ensure that the child they share will not suffer because the marriage is ending.

It is vital to be aware of how the strains of raising a special needs child affect your marriage. Extra caution must be taken so that the child will not feel responsible for this drastic life change.

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