There is a difference between legal proceedings and real life during a divorce so you need a plan. We all know that old adage that says, “Be careful what you ask for because you might get it.” Divorce cases are often just like that. Texas is a “no-fault” state, which means that a spouse may file for a divorce for any reason. The mere filing of a divorce is all that is required for the court to eventually grant the divorce regardless of the wishes of the other spouse. So, if you file for divorce, you will get one ready or not. Do you have a plan for carrying on your life during and after the divorce?
Real Life Obstacles
Keep in mind that our legal system produces legal solutions to legal problems. The courts cannot fix the real-life obstacles that happen outside the courtroom such as the cost of living. Your lawyer can only do so much for your life outside the courthouse. For instance, when there is money or assets in the marital estate your lawyer can help divide and disburse the money. This can really help the spouse who needs to start living on his or her own. Other times there is no money or assets to divide. In that case, the spouses have to start their new lives from the ground up. Often, this means finding a job, finding a new residence, and paying new deposits. That’s a rough situation that the legal system has little or no control over.
Make a Plan
Because lawyers have no control over things in clients’ lives that happen outside the courtroom, it’s crucial for clients to make a plan. The plan must consider how they will live during divorce proceedings and beyond. We have blogged on the Logistics Considerations for filing for divorce, and we did a blog series on Where to Live After Filing Divorce. Check those blogs out for more information on some of the realities of filing for divorce. Certainly if you are thinking of filing a divorce, you have time to consider all your options before you file. If you get surprised with divorce papers, you must prepare for the life change that are coming your way.
We Can Help
While we consider the long-term results of everything we do for our clients, our work is largely legal in nature. At Youngblood Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to protecting our clients’ assets and preserving the relationships between our client and the kids. Therefore, we plan ahead to put our clients in the best possible situation when their cases are over. One way we help our clients is by constantly growing our network of service providers in the community. These providers do things our clients need in their lives outside the case. Realtors, mortgage brokers, insurance brokers, plumbers, roofers, movers, and much more are in our network. Our clients gain access to our list of trusted business people to help them in everyday situations as needed.
We recognize that many people need help developing a solid plan for what to do during and after a divorce. We assist clients with answers about how Texas courts deal with dividing the couple’s assets including the marital residence. If you are considering a divorce, get with an experienced family law firm like Youngblood Law, PLLC. A competent firm can help you get the answers you need to make a plan for your future. It’s crucial to know how your legal proceedings will affect your day-to-day life outside the courthouse.
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