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Factors that impact who gets the house in a Texas divorce

When it comes to marital assets, the biggest and most important to many people is their home. This makes sense. For the vast majority of married couples, a home represents the biggest financial investment of their adult lives. You and your spouse have likely spent many years building both financial and sweat equity in your home.

Now that your marriage is moving toward divorce, you're increasingly worried about whether you'll have to move out of your home. You have good reason for concern. Asset division in contentious divorces is notoriously hard to predict accurately. Looking carefully at a number of factors can help you explore what is likely to happen with your home.

How much and how long? Paying alimony in Texas

When going through a divorce, the dreaded A-word often pops up somewhere along the way: alimony. Will you have to pay your ex-wife alimony? If so, how much will you have to give her every month? How long with the payments last? Will this be a lifelong thing or at some point will the court decide it is enough and let you stop making payments? These might be a few questions you have concerning alimony laws in Texas.

If you are considering divorce, an experienced attorney in the San Marcos area can help you through the process. From handling your questions about property division, custody and spousal support, a skilled attorney can make a difference.

Help! How can you afford child support?

As a parent going through a divorce, you know there is a likelihood that you could need to pay for child support if you are not the primary custodian of your child. The money is intended to help make up for the lost income in a single-parent household. It's there to support your child's education, daily needs and other necessities.

While you know you would pay child support willingly, it may be hard to understand how you could afford it, especially if you don't earn much now or already have your budget stretched.

A shared parenting plan for divorced fathers

As a father going through the divorce process, you may have many concerns about your future relationship with your child. For example, you may be concerned that your ex-wife will get to spend more time with your child.

Your goal is simple: to fight for your legal rights, ensuring that you get to have a hand in raising your child.


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