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Things to avoid during a high-asset divorce

A number of Texas residents have likely followed the divorce of Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos. A topic that may be of interest to many is how the divorcing couple will be able to divide the wealth that their business was able to accumulate. Unquestionably, dividing up an estate as large as this one is going to be complicated.

Owing to the fact that Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest person on the planet, it is safe to say that complications naturally arise in a high-asset divorce such as this. There are a number of lessons that anyone going through a high-asset divorce can take away from this breakup, and many of these lessons can be beneficial to a divorcing couple regardless of their financial situation.

Awarding joint child custody

Fathers in Texas who wanted shared child custody after a divorce were typically disappointed for the most part of the 20th century because family courts tended to favor the mothers when awarding child custody. However, during the last three decades, there has been a marked difference in how the courts have been handling child custody: It has become increasingly common for the family courts to encourage or even insist on mutual agreements that include shared custody.

Legal custody gives parents autonomy over the decisions made about their children's education, healthcare, religion and any other part of their well-being. Residential or physical custody is determined by where the children reside at night.

Help your children find stability between 2 homes during divorce

There are many changes that come with a divorce, but the ones that might be the most difficult to handle are those that involve the children. These are often more complex because you have to help the kids learn how to adjust to the new way of life. One of the most challenging things that they can have problems with is learning how to live between two homes.

Parents have a duty to help their children learn to cope with living in both houses. Ideally, parents will work as a team to make this happen. Ensure that you are truly listening to what your children are saying and how they are reacting so that you know what adjustments you need to make.

Factors that may lead to divorce

Many Texas couples end up getting a divorce. While spouses might fight about different things and have their own unique problems, there are a few commonalities among marriages that come to an end.

According to experts, there are three primary factors that can lead to divorces. People who are able to recognize these problems in their own relationships might be able to do some work and to get ahead of them so that they don't derail their marriages. The first factor is when people are unable to recover after an argument. People who are not able to repair may start to feel alone and distant.

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