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Divorce and remarriage grow family size by 66 percent

It's no secret in El Paso that divorce and remarriage have reshaped the American family over the past 50 years. Numerous studies have highlighted the family-breaking aspects of divorce, including child custody, child support, visitation plans and other divorce legal issues. Less attention has been paid to the family-growing effects following the end of a marriage and the emotions surrounding "blended" families. However, that may be changing.

Getting ready for a divorce

Throughout Texas and the rest of the country, divorce-filing rates tend to increase during the beginning of the year. According to some estimates, one out of every five couples contemplates getting a divorce after the holidays. For those intent on getting a divorce, there are some steps to take before seeing an attorney in January.

Why married people should prepare for divorce

Many Texas residents might feel financially secure in the present and even have confidence in their plans for the future, but a TD Ameritrade survey has found that divorced and widowed Americans face more financial challenges than their married counterparts. Additionally, a majority of married individuals do not have a plan in place for their finances in case of divorce or widowhood.

Protecting children from a narcissistic ex-spouse

Texas parents who are separated or divorced have experienced how delicate custody agreements are for the children involved. Maintaining the children's emotional health during the transitional process and afterwards is usually one of the priorities for parents. However, there are situations when one parent might manipulate the children to gain some advantage in the situation at the expense of their emotional well-being.

Recognizing and dealing with parental alienation

El Paso parents may want to be alert to signs of parental alienation after divorce. This may happen in any type of custody or visitation arrangement, and it involves one parent undermining the other by turning the child against the other parent. However, it can be subtle, and it may also happen gradually. For example, a parent might begin by trying to extend visitation times with claims that the child is sick or has too much studying to do.

When entrepreneurs divorce

Entrepreneurs in Texas may have some special considerations when they are going through a divorce. The first step whether the business is co-owned or by just one spouse is to get an accurate valuation. This may require hiring a professional that can assess not just the value of tangible assets, such as equipment, but also how much the intangible assets, such as the company's name, are worth. In a family business, records may be kept informally, so it might be necessary to ensure that a spouse is not hiding assets from the other one.

Are your spouse's multiple cell phones related to your divorce?

When you file for divorce in Texas, you likely understand that the following weeks (and, perhaps months) will fill with challenges of all sorts, as well as many important decisions. Hopefully, you'll be able to nip any problems that arise in the bud before things get out of hand. Are you currently trying to figure out what to do about a certain suspicion you have regarding assets to which you believe you're entitled? Property division is an aspect of divorce where disputes surface.

What science says leads to divorce

Texas spouses may believe that their marriages are going to last forever. However, there are variables that may increase the odds that a person gets a divorce. While the presence of one or more of these variables doesn't guarantee a separation, they have helped scientists determine some of the keys to compatibility. For instance, marriages in which the husband doesn't work full time may be less stable.

Divorce provides relief when relationship cannot be saved

Few El Paso residents take the decision to end a marriage lightly. Troubled couples often seek counseling, which can succeed, but a relationship coach warns that divorce sometimes represents the best option for releasing family members from frustration and resentment. People do not need to view divorce as failure. They could instead recognize that they have grown apart and their love no longer supports a marital union.

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