Spousal support laws are changing rapidly throughout the country, although in some states, those supporting a former spouse may think the laws do not change fast enough. Nevertheless, Texas courts strive to determine fair amounts of alimony if such support is needed. Following the guidelines provided in the state's Family Code, couples may be able to predict how alimony will pertain to their circumstances.
There are special rules that apply when a member of the military goes through divorce.
No matter the circumstances, divorce is a disruption to any Texas family. Plans, routines and finances may be thrown into disarray for a period of time until disputes are settled and new systems are put into place. In a military divorce, however, there may be special considerations to make. Because of the delicate balance of family life and military service, couples going through a divorce may face unique complications.
It is no secret that men and women often view marriage differently. As generations pass, the roles of men and women in a family evolve, and the attitudes about those roles change. A recent study of couples who have experienced a high asset divorce shows yet another shift in thinking about marriage in general. Texas couples may be interested in the findings of this study.
For many in Texas, joining together as a couple goes beyond sharing a home and raising a family. Some couples decide that starting their own business is the best way to use their common talents. When both the business and the marriage are successful, things may be ideal. However, if the marriage doesn't last, the business may suffer, and in some cases, this may require a business valuation.