TEXAS COUPLES MAY DIVORCE OVER THESE COMMON FACTORS

When a couple decides to call it quits, some people may wonder about the reasons behind the marital split. While divorce can be a very personal subject, research from 2013 has shown that some factors make divorce more likely. Texas residents in the process of divorce may even find that some common reasons for divorce apply to them as well.

Research indicates that married couples with significantly different drinking habits divorced at a higher rate than those who drank more similarly. In a study involving over 600 married couples during almost the first decade of married life, marriages with one partner who drank heavier than the other ended in divorce roughly half of the time. Partners who were on the same page with drinking divorced at a rate of only 30 percent.

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DATA SUGGESTS THAT MILITARY DIVORCE RATES HAVE DROPPED

According to recently released data from the Pentagon, the divorce rate among American service members in Texas and across the nation appears to have fallen in the past year. The statistics focus on divorce filings by women within the military. This is in direct contrast to the numbers from 2011, which had the highest historical rate, noted at 8 percent. In 2013 the rate of military divorce fell to 7.2 percent, a significant reduction.

Many believe that deployment is a primary factor in the failure of military marriages. The data suggests that this is particularly true for women in the military. The decrease in 2013 divorce filings may be the result of fewer deployments as the campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan come to a close.

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IMPORTANT DOCUMENTATION NEEDS FOLLOWING A DIVORCE

When a Texas couple goes through a divorce, the list of tasks that require attention can seem endless. There are innumerable decisions that must be made and details to take care of, so much so that many feel overwhelmed at the mere prospect of adding to those chores. However, once the divorce has been made final, there are several additional paperwork matters that must be attended to.

One of the most important things for a newly divorced spouse to do is to make a comprehensive list of all accounts that are held in the names of both parties. This list differs for each couple, but common accounts include investment holdings, employment benefits and even utilities such as power and water supply. In most cases, many of these accounts will be addressed during the divorce proceedings. However, it is easy to miss smaller accounts, such as frequent flyer miles or other rewards programs.

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NEW RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT DIVORCE CAN MAKE LIFE SWEETER

There are many Texas couples ready to take the plunge and say yes — to divorce. Chances are, many of them put off filing for fear of uncertainties about the future. It is completely normal to feel unsettled by the changes brought on by divorce, but the future may be brighter than you think. One recent study suggests that life may even be better after a divorce.

Researchers found that many people experience a richer and fuller appreciation of life after certain forms of hardship — including divorce. The study looked at data obtained from nearly 15,000 participants. Respondents were questioned about their exposure to divorce or other hardships such as the loss of a loved one.

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CAN TEXAS FATHERS’ RIGHTS BE SO EASILY TAKEN AWAY?

At the beginning of the year, we talked about a win for a fathers’ rights that gave other Texas dads hope they could achieve the same fate. The case involved a woman who gave her daughter up for adoption as the baby’s father was due to deploy with the military. After he was allegedly deceived into giving up his rights, he was able to regain custody of his child. The case has recently taken a turn, after the U.S. Supreme Court gave the adoptive parents custody again, and they were able to take back the child, and are now suing the father for $1 million for legal fees as he tried to protect his fathers’ rights.

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