When a Texas couple is considering ending their marriage, advice seems to pour in from friends and family, and sometimes even co-workers or acquaintances. The majority of these tips are offered in the right spirit; it is natural for people to want to share their own experience with divorce and try to help others avoid the same mistakes they made. However, it is inadvisable to try to integrate the guidance of friends and family into one’s divorce strategy. A recently published book aims to help spouses approach divorce in the most advantageous way possible, and offers an objective view on the process of closing this chapter of one’s life.

One of the most valuable tips the book provides is a reminder that divorce is a business transaction. Couples who are able to remove the emotional tonnage from their divorce will be able to move through the process with far less stress and turmoil than those who cannot process the transaction objectively. Divorce is about moving forward with the best possible financial standing, not about dragging out every negative aspect of a relationship that is now over.

Another great tip is that spouses who are planning to divorce should prepare to share. This means accepting that when it comes to property division and child custody, assets and time are going to be divided and shared between parties. Accepting this up front and preparing to concede when necessary can go a long way toward making the process palatable.

When divorce is on the horizon, many Texas spouses are unsure what to expect. Being able to prepare oneself mentally for the road ahead is key to reaching a positive outcome. By implementing these are other tips, it is possible to move through the process effectively and efficiently, and then move on to constructing one’s new life.

Family Law