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Is your New Year’s resolution an amicable, respectful, divorce or a separation from a partner or parent of your children? Detente’s exclusive "January to May” step by step divorce mediation makes all the difference for peace and renewal, especially if a summer goal is children settle into their home with Mom and their home with Dad before school starts in the fall.
The truth is most New Year’s resolutions fail not because they aren’t doable, but because they lack a plan.
What can you do when your spouse doesn't want a divorce? Texas is a no fault divorce state. That means anyone who wants a divorce can get one. The question is how to go about it without making any already difficult situation worse.
I’ve seen way too many end of the game mediations when spouses are expected to settle their differences after lawyers have created irreconcilable conflict, charged exorbitant amounts of money on both sides, and have left the spouses in deep debt and hating each other. Decisions feel forced and that causes long term resentment. Everyone suffers (except the lawyers).
How to calculate child support in Texas for a 50/50 possession schedule (equal actual parenting time) can be very different from Texas guideline child support with the Texas Standard Possession Order. Contractual alimony (spousal maintenance) can also affect child support.