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Many divorcing parents strongly believe a house itself represents stability and security for the children. They are afraid to sell the house for fear of adding to the children's upheaval. These feelings are valid and understandable. However, parents who allow their fears and emotions about the child's welfare to surpass common sense and sound financial planning as drivers of decision making about the house often find it is their undoing.
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.
If you have been waiting to divorce because you did not think you could afford it, think again. When there is more to split, each of you can feel confident you will have more in your pockets to start fresh and to care for yourselves and your children! Call us today and ask about Detente's exclusive "May to August divorce". We are happy to schedule a free consultation with you two to see if Detente Mediation is a good fit for your separation or divorce.