It's a scenario that has been played out many times across our state and across the country. A young mother leaves her job to stay at home and raise the kids. Her husband, a doctor, is the breadwinner and all the couple's money flows through him. But, somewhere along the way, the relationship has crumbled and the husband wants a divorce. The young mother worries about custody with no current income or job.
With one spouse having the money, it feels like the power is shifted dramatically in one direction. However, Texas divorce laws have this situation under control with the state being a community property state. Also, spousal maintenance may be requested to help get you adjusted to working full-time again. In issues of child custody, the court uses the legal standard of what is in the best interest of the child. With the help of an experienced divorce lawyer, the young mother can come out just fine.
Divorce can be complicated and overwhelming. There are common mistakes made in the process and you want to make sure you don't miss anything important. Here is a checklist to get the divorce started:
Divorce can be a difficult time with many unknowns. Chances are, this isn't your divorce attorney's first rodeo and he or she can guide you through the steps. Remember, this isn't the end, but a new beginning.