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Adele files for divorce

Texas residents who follow celebrity gossip may be aware that Adele and her husband have separated. The 15-time Grammy Award winner filed divorce papers in a Los Angeles court on Sept. 12 citing irreconcilable differences as her reason. Adele is believed to have married her long-time boyfriend in May 2018. The couple are parents to a 6-year-old boy.

How to avoid losing excessive wealth in a divorce

There's a common misconception that men are forced to give up a lot of financial wealth when they get divorced, but losing money is a common problem for high earners of both sexes in Texas. A woman who worked as a certified financial planner estimates that she lost more than $1 million in retirement savings during her divorce because she didn't have a prenuptial agreement. Other unfortunate financial circumstances also contributed.

Courts commonly consider certain factors in custody cases

Family courts in Texas base their child custody decisions on the general standard of the best interests of the child. This standard gives a judge broad discretion to make decisions and allows for the consideration of many different factors in arriving at a determination. Child custody situations can be hard to predict because their outcomes may vary widely based on the judge and specific facts of the case. There are, though, a few factors that are likely to be considered in the large majority of instances.

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