3 smart financial steps to take amid gray divorce

When you navigate a Texas divorce later on in life, the chances are good that you and your spouse have accumulated considerable assets and debts together. You may also have different priorities, such as saving enough for retirement, than younger individuals facing...

Why should you cooperate with your co-parent?

Divorce is a difficult period in the life of anyone experiencing it. As a parent, this goes doubly for you. Not only do you have to worry about your own stress and mental well-being, but you have to worry about that for your child as well. Thus, one of the biggest...

Why should you save your money during divorce?

Divorce can introduce newfound independence, but an increase in responsibilities often accompanies your freedom. More financial responsibility may require you to modify your spending and savings habits. Using your money cautiously during this uncertain time can help...

How can you remain healthy during a divorce?

When you split with your spouse, it affects your entire life. It changes your routine, your sense of self and can impact your body. Divorce can affect more than your mental health, it can also affect your physical health. U.S. News explains how you can keep up with...

Who claims the child on taxes after a divorce?

When you and your spouse have children and file taxes together, you may enjoy certain tax benefits by claiming the child as a dependent. However, once you and your spouse divorce, you need to figure out how to handle this moving forward, as both of you may not claim...

Handling retirement accounts during a divorce

Although Texas is a community property state, the law only requires that judges divide property in a “just and right” manner, which does not necessarily mean equal. Tangible property such as real estate, jewelry and automobiles may be easily valued and distributed....

Divorce and isolation

Getting a divorce can raise different concerns, but if you are struggling with loneliness and a sense of isolation, it is especially important to focus on your mental health during and after your divorce. Many people feel isolated when it comes to the end of their...