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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With the holidays in full swing, many Sugar Land couples have put their desire to divorce on hold. Few people want their families, especially their children, associating the holidays with the demise of their marriages. For those whose minds are made up, steps could still be taken to prepare for filing divorce as the new year begins beyond contemplating what would be considered separate versus community property by the court.
It would be safe to say that most Sugar Land residents who are ending their marriages want the process to be over as quickly as possible. However, moving too fast could mean missing something important, which could mean having to go back to court later or failing to obtain the best deal possible. For this reason, it is essential to review the divorce settlement before the judge signs the decree and puts an end to the process.
Finances are a primary concern for many people about to end a marriage. A change in lifestyle is usually inevitable after a divorce, and making ends meet may require some support. Even if a Texas resident receives spousal support, he or she may decide to take advantage of another source of income to supplement it -- Social Security benefits.
Ending a marriage means untangling the financial life of a Sugar Land couple. In order to do this properly, each party needs to pay close attention to the couple's current financial situation as well as what each of them will need for the future. This means preparing for the financial aspects of the divorce ahead of time to gain some idea of how to divide assets and liabilities going forward.
Many Sugar Land couples decide to end their marriages due to some sort of incompatibility. Perhaps they fell out of love, one cheated on the other or arguments about everything from dinner to money have become too much. The point is that they decide to divorce because they no longer want to be in the marital relationship. However, a new trend appears to contradict this thinking.