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Top 5 Factors to consider before filing for a divorce


With the help of an experienced attorney, obtaining a divorce can be very easy in Texas. An attorney can help draft the necessary documents and guide you throughout the process. Although the divorce can be filed and finalized in as little as SIXTY-ONE (61) days, Attorney Nguyen strongly recommends that couples carefully consider the repercussions of terminating a marriage.

  1. Children

Although several studies have shown that children from divorced parents do well in the long term, parents must consider how their divorce will change and/or impact their time and relationship with their children. Some children may even blame themselves for their parent’s divorce. For this reason, it is important to talk to your children if you are considering a divorce. It is important that your children understand that the divorce is in no way their fault.

  1. Expenses

When couples live together, their expenses are lower than if they lived separately. If both couples are employed, they are sharing household expenses. Newly divorced couples may experience shock when they realize that their single budget will not allow them to afford luxuries that they have become accustomed to when they were married.

  1. Therapy & Counseling

When getting married, couples often make a vow to love each other “for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer…” Yet, many couples will not enlist the help of a marriage counselor before filing for a divorce.

Going to a marriage counselor may make you feel vulnerable, but this is a small price to pay to salvage your marriage. Going to a marriage counselor will show your partner that you are willing to take whatever steps to salvage the marriage.

  1. Greener Pastures

Couples may have issues involving communication, secrecy, or insecurity. When couples seek a divorce, they must realize that if these issues are not properly dealt with, they will carry on to the next relationship. Changing partners will not fix our own faults or make them go away.

  1. Immigration

If you are a foreign national or married to a foreign national, you should seek legal representation. There may be serious immigration consequences to filing for a divorce.

For more information on Top 5 Factors to consider before filing for a divorce in Texas, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (281) 777-1236 today. We have two convenient locations in north and south Houston, Texas.

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