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6 steps to use when asking your spouse for a divorce

iStock-638560916.jpgYou 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).

What's the cost of a divorce in Texas?

cost.jpgOne 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.

What should you reconsider after filing for divorce?

iStock-1133641880.jpgIn 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.

Thinking about divorce during the holidays? You aren't alone

thinking-about-divorce-1.jpgThe 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.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization