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Questions before divorce involving support and the marital home

On Behalf of | Oct 9, 2017 | Divorce |

Navigating the process of dissolving a marriage can inherently be tricky no matter how long or short of a time a Texas couple has been married. If the two spouses getting divorced find it hard to get along, this may only make matters even more daunting. A couple of areas that can be particularly contentious during divorce have to do with support and the marital home.

Regarding support, coming up with a preliminary plan may be extremely valuable because it can ensure one’s monthly expenses will be met until the divorce agreement is eventually finalized. During the process of creating a plan, important considerations include how much spousal maintenance one may need while the discovery phase of the divorce is taking place. Any assets one can claim along with tax obligations and one’s employment status are all factors that will be involved in arriving at these critical financial decisions.

When it comes to the marital home, a spouse’s natural inclination may be to try to keep the house for emotional reasons. However, this may not necessarily be a good financial move. The spouse may not be able to afford the cost of keeping up the house without his or her future ex’s monetary contributions. In this case, selling the house may be the best choice.

Divorce is naturally complicated because so many moving parts are involved from a legal, emotional and financial standpoint. However, an applied understanding of the law ma y help with making wise decisions that will be personally beneficial in the long run. An experienced family law attorney can help to ensure that one’s best interests are protected during every stage of this challenging time.