Now that you and your husband have decided to divorce, you will have to decide who gets what or let a judge decide for you. For example, what will happen with the business he started and ran while you were raising the children? What will happen to the vacation house on the lake? Everything that you acquired during your marriage will be subject to the marital property laws of Texas.
It is rare for two people to enter into a marriage with equal assets and earning potential. It is also rare for both spouses to contribute equally to the marriage from a financial standpoint. While the two-income family is more common now than it used to be, many marriages still depend on a primary breadwinner. So how do divorce laws treat that primary earner when it comes time to end the relationship?
Have you come to the ultimate decision that your marriage is beyond repair? Two of the most contentious issues are related to children and property division.
All is fair in love and war. Unfortunately, this is also the case during a divorce. While some Texas divorces end amicably -- with spouses happily going their separate ways -- this is often just a fantasy.