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Preparations to take just in case things don't go as planned

Even when a Sugar Land couple agrees that their marriage needs to end, there is no guarantee that the process will remain amicable. Emotions can often take over during the proceedings, and when they do, one party may take actions that could potentially jeopardize the future of the other. In order to limit or eliminate this possibility, it would be wise to plan for certain events.

After the holidays, divorce filings jump in numbers

During the height of the holiday season each year, Sugar Land couples who are struggling with their relationship do what they can to put aside their feelings for each other. However, once the new year begins, those feelings they tried to put on the back burner resurface. The word "divorce" once again enters into the vocabulary of the parties, and they may take steps toward filing. In fact, this is exactly what many couples across the country do beginning each January.

2 common reasons Sugar Land couples contemplate divorce

Every married couple has issues from time to time, but many couples, like some here in Sugar Land, have issues they simply cannot get past. No matter how hard they may try, it becomes apparent they can no longer live together as a married couple. Under these circumstances, divorce may be the best option for everyone involved.

2 main reasons why people wait until January to file for divorce

As the new year gets underway, family law attorneys here in Sugar Land and elsewhere across the country are more than likely receiving an increased volume of inquiries regarding their services. While divorce filings may peak in March, they begin in January. The majority of people looking to end their marriages at the beginning of the year do so for a couple of reasons.

Why to keep prenups' focus on separate versus community property

It is the start of a new year, and some Sugar Land residents may want to start it by filing for divorce now that the holidays are over. One of the biggest issues to resolve during the process is determining separate versus community property. Some couples may have executed a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage in order to make this process easier. Now would be the time to review that agreement to make sure that it will be enforceable.

Not every divorce would benefit from mediation

The media tends to make it seem as though every couple needs to end their marriage amicably. Divorce mediation serves as a way to keep things relatively friendly and provide couples with a mutually satisfying settlement. That may sound nice, but mediation is not a "one size fits all" solution for every Sugar Land couple. In some cases, it would not be the right choice.

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