Many of the blog articles we write come from the perspective of the reader looking to initiate divorce — especially in Texas — wanting to investigate his or her options. But what happens when your spouse decides to move toward divorce before you do. Dick Price, a longtime Texas collaborative laywer and Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member — who helped launch this blog — wrote on this topic in this informative article. The main takeaway from the article is to prepare as expediently as possible — if you see it coming, start getting financial papers together, and investigate options for what route you’d like to take and who you’d like to represent you. And if you don’t see it coming, make those preparations as soon as you’re aware. And if you’re interested in going the collaborative route, be sure to prepare your case — be able to state the advantages in a way that will make sense to your spouse. Though divorce is an emotional decision, the financial and legal implications of a divorce make it possible, even at the initial stages of divorce, to proceed rationally.
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