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Houston Texas Family Law Blog

What should you do after deciding to divorce?

Ending a marriage is not a decision to make lightly. You have undoubtedly given the idea a lot of thought as problems in your marital relationship persisted, and you may feel that it is becoming the most viable option for regaining a sense of fulfillment and happiness in your life. Of course, like most Texas residents who have never faced this ordeal before, you may not even know where to start when it comes to divorce.

If you have already decided that ending your marriage is the best option and have given it the proper thought, you have already started the divorce process. This decision is the first step in moving forward with this significant life change. What do you do next?

Keeping the school year stress free after divorce

When a divorce goes badly, it is common for the former spouses to have a difficult time being together. You may be in this situation now, which may be especially upsetting if you have school-age children. With the Texas school year if full swing, you may already be experiencing moments that are awkward and uncomfortable.

Because the wounds are still fresh, it may be hard to imagine your child custody issues will ever be any different, and this may make you sad for your child. However, there are steps you can take to get through this difficult time and to a point where you and your ex can work together to parent your child.

Consider taking a second look at your divorce calculations

If you thought about getting a divorce before this year, you may want to revisit that math. The extensive changes of the 2017 tax law went into effect on January 1 this year, and anything you knew about tax laws and alimony before 2019 might now be way off.

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