Business owners and business professionals often have the most to lose when they divorce. Not only will they have to deal with emotional issues of an ending marriage, potential estrangement from children and the loss of the family home, they can lose control of their businesses and, thus, their futures.
Child custody is among the most difficult issues that have to be dealt with in divorce. In child custody proceedings, parents must work together to come up with a parenting plan for the care of their children.
The answer to that question, like so many other ones in the legal arena, is "it depends." The Texas legislature, following years of debate on the topic, passed sweeping reforms to the state's alimony provisions in the past decade. The changes were largely made to clarify the circumstances in which it is possible for divorcing spouses to obtain spousal support payments and to make it less cumbersome for people who genuinely need alimony to obtain it.