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Dragging out a divorce can be costly

For married couples in Texas, reaching the conclusion that divorce is their best option is sometimes the first step in a difficult process. For many, dissolution is complex and can ignite numerous arguments. Not only do the divorcing spouses find themselves in dispute over finances, property and other details, the emotions involved in the process can often get the best of them. This could lead to spiteful actions, more arguments and a longer divorce.

When it comes to divorce, money is often the focal point. It is not only the marital assets and property that are at issue but also the costs associated with the process. Emotions can get the best of the divorcing spouses. This often causes the process the drag on.

Although it is critical to make sure one gets a fair deal in the divorce settlement, divorcing couples should be careful to not prolong the process for unnecessary or spiteful reasons. It is unfortunately not unheard of for an angry spouse to drag things out so their soon-to-be ex can suffer more, especially financially.

Emotions and finances are not a good mix. Setting aside differences could mean a more amicable and quicker divorce settlement. Moreover, this also means fewer expenses and the ability to move on sooner.

Although some divorces can get very complex, the divorce process is less complicated if spouses work together and do not create additional issues that unnecessarily prolong the process. If an individual is struggling to move things along, they should seek advice about their options.

Source: The Wall Street Journal, "Why Speed Is Crucial in a Divorce," Charles Rotblut, April 15, 2014

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