What is the difference between an “Agreement Incident to Divorce" (AID) and a “Mediated Settlement Agreement" (MSA) in Texas? Both are legal documents a married couple can sign to put into writing their agreements about the terms of their divorce before the judge signs the divorce decree. But that is just about the only similarity, and the differences can mess up everything if spouses choose the wrong one.
There is never a good time to divorce, but some times are better than others. Like now!
The stock market is high. Retirement savings plans have recovered. In Texas, home values are back to pre-2008 levels and unemployment is 5.7%. This is the best time to untie the knot since 2008.
Summer is a good time to complete a divorce before kids return to school in the fall. If you are a divorcing parent who in January will start a new job or relocate, fall can be just as critical a time to finish your divorce. Settling kids in before the new year with Detente's exclusive "August to December" divorce can make all the difference to the success of their adjustment mid-schoool year, and to your peace of mind too.