Texas divorce: Know when to argue, when to settle

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, July 27, 2012.

When Texas couples begin divorce proceedings, they can be emotionally overwhelmed by their circumstances, so much so that they are not acting in a clear-headed manner. Because of this, they risk making financial mistakes in their divorce that they later learn to regret. However, these potential errors can be easily avoided using a few helpful guidelines.

First of all, divorcing couples should do their best to stand up for matters that are important to them. Though it can be tempting to simply allow things to fall into place, those who meekly make concessions just to end things earlier often end up being disappointed in the long run. While arguing about everything is also not productive, it can be better to stand up for important things that matter to you.

With this said, it is important to know when to stand down and not argue about everything. In highly contentious divorces, the couple’s assets sometimes become the fuel for the fire. Accordingly, it is important to prepare for your divorce ahead of time and to figure out what matters the most to you and what doesn’t matter as much.

Understandably, emotions tend to run high when planning a divorce. Many Texas couples can often feel intimidated and not certain where to start in the initial stages, especially in a topic as complex as property division. However, by figuring out what is important to you and what isn’t, a divorce can often be much easier for both parties involved.

Source: The Huffington Post, “The Five Worst Divorce Money Mistakes… And How To Prevent Them,” Suzanna de Baca, July 13, 2012

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