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Avoiding legal mistakes in a Texas divorce

On Behalf of | Jul 30, 2015 | Firm News

Divorce can be an emotionally-charged event, which could lead to mistakes that have long-term consequences. Common errors include choosing the wrong type of divorce or choosing the wrong divorce lawyer. In some cases, opting for mediation or collaborative divorce can help maintain a civil relationship between all parties, which may be in the best interest of the children. In addition, staying civil during the divorce process may lead to a faster resolution of the case.

This may save both parties thousands of dollars while obtaining a result that both sides can tolerate. Those who are fighting for child custody or for alimony may wish to refrain from posting on social media. Anything that is posted may be used against the individual who posted it as most judges will admit it into evidence during a divorce proceeding.

Prior to agreeing to a settlement, it is a good idea to read and understand what is being signed. Typically, once divorce documents are signed, they become legally binding on both parties. In addition, it is important to understand the tax implications on both parties as it relates to spousal support or the transfer of other assets such as a house or a car.

Those who are facing the end of a marriage may wish to consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Doing so may make it easier for individuals to get all that they are entitled to from a divorce settlement. Additionally, legal counsel may be able to advise individuals on what not to do during the divorce process such as talking about the case online. This may make it easier for someone going through a divorce to get the support that they need or obtain maximum parental rights to their children.