Does money really lead to that many breakups between spouses? According to the statistics, it's the second-most common cause of divorce in this country. (Only infidelity causes more marital splits.)
You may have been considering divorce for a while now, but actually approaching your spouse about the issue can seem overwhelming -- and a little scary. Most people don't cope well with major changes and disappointments in their lives, and there's no guarantee that your spouse will be receptive (or even aware that there's a real problem in your marriage).
People get divorced for all kinds of reasons -- but at least one of those reasons has to serve as "grounds" for the divorce. In Texas, the grounds on which your divorce is based can have a significant effect on your actual divorce process, so it's smart to understand your options.
One thing that hits people hardest during a divorce is the expense of the process. Aside from filing fees, there may be expenses for realtors, appraisers, tax professionals and more. Every negotiation over how to divide the assets or what visitation and custody should look like takes time -- and time costs money.
In Texas, there's a 60-day "cool-off" period between the time you file a petition for a divorce and the time the court can grant it. The law is purposefully designed to give couples a chance to reconsider. Divorce is, after all, a big step and highly disruptive to the lives of everyone in the family.
The holiday season tends to put a lot of things about your familial relationships into sharp focus -- particularly when those relationships leave something to be desired. Although people seldom disrupt the holiday celebrations by filing for divorce without a triggering event, it isn't unusual for someone to quietly harbor a sense that it's time to end their marriage and move on.