Many people file for divorce, or receive their partner’s petition for divorce, and are totally unprepared. If they can plan ahead, it will make the divorce process easier and may level the playing field between the parties if the divorce becomes contentious. Get All Your Paperwork in Order You need to be sure you locate all the following and make copies … [Read more...] about Considering a Divorce: What Do I Need to Think About?
The holidays are often stressful for those going through a divorce, particularly if the divorce is still in progress or it is the first holiday season after the divorce. When children are involved, parents may dread the upcoming season as we face Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or other holidays. Parents need to focus on what is best for their … [Read more...] about Divorce and the Holidays
When spouses begin the divorce process, they are under the stress of a relationship that no longer works but often they are afraid about what the future will hold when they become single. They know they have important decisions to make but may not know how the court system works. They usually have a lot of questions. Major Questions that Cause Fear during the Divorce … [Read more...] about Fear in Divorce
One of the major tasks divorcing couples face is how to divide their assets and debts. Under Texas law, all property accumulated during the marriage is presumed to be community property which is owned equally by both parties. The same principle applies to accumulated debt. The first step a divorcing person needs to take is to make an inventory of all their assets and debts. The … [Read more...] about Divorce: How Do Assets and Debts Get Divided?
For many people, filing for a divorce is not easy. They weigh their options and consider many factors. The big question they ask themselves is, “Should I stay or should I go?” If you are asking yourself this, there are two main topics that will need to be determined should you file for divorce: 1) The children; and 2) The money. What About the Children? Many spouses argue about … [Read more...] about Should I Stay or Should I Go
At Whittemore Law Firm, we help our clients understand every step of the divorce process. We work to resolve their issues in the least acrimonious way possible, particularly when children are involved. The Petitioner and the Respondent The process begins when one party, known as the petitioner, files a petition with the court requesting a divorce. The petition states the grounds … [Read more...] about How Does the Divorce Process Work?