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Marshall Davis Brown Jr: The Complexities of Divorce Law

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Complexities of Divorce Law

Marriage and divorce law in the state of Texas is an ever-changing animal. Not only does it present many complexities and require an attentive, up-to-date lawyer, it's simply a sensitive subject. The ideal family lawyer is knowledgeable and persistent, but also empathetic, prepared to situate counseling, and aware of the unique needs of every family and situation. In the Texas area, for example, Pavlas & Brown LLP is knowledgeable about the following most important aspects of divorce court.
Divorce Planning
It's important for the parties involved with the divorce to truly understand what the separation will mean on a personal and legal level. Good lawyers will offer a planning session where questions, both general and specific, can be asked. Specific needs will be considered, such as those of any children involved, and it will help timeliness to be ensured.
Asset & Marital Estate Division
One of the big questions in a divorce that many people have is: Who gets what? There is much to divide – vehicles, homes, savings accounts, and the like, and it's important that the division is a fair one considering the circumstances. This is especially important in Texas, which is a community property state with unique rules. Whatever the judge thinks is fair is how the property will be broken up, so it's important to have a good lawyer to make a solid argument. As far as finances go, financial issues can get extremely deep and complex – and this is the area in which everyone wants to get what is rightfully theirs. Thus, an experienced lawyer is more important than ever.
Prenuptial Agreements
Everyone knows that prenups are a sensible idea when getting married, especially for brides and grooms with lots of assets (or lots of debt). Though no one wants to anticipate divorce, it's always better safe than sorry, and having protective agreements is simply a practical idea. A good lawyer will make signing prenups easy and fair.



At January 22, 2013 at 11:58 PM , Blogger Karen Ross said...

Nice and brief article. However, It has been seen in most cases that even after the proper divorce planning session by their lawyer, the separated parties (after getting divorced) struggle mostly at the legal level. Some parties are too naive to understand the complexities of divorce. As a result they don't get peace even after they are separated.

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