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Men face unique challenges during divorce

Couples in the state of Texas going through a separation can experience a myriad of stresses and emotions. Divorce impacts men and women very differently. What becomes a stressful experience for women may not necessarily be as stressful to men, and vice versa. When a marriage is ending, women are often thought of as needing more support than men. However, men also face a myriad of unique challenges during divorce proceedings.

There are a few things men can do that can make the process of separation easier for them, their spouse and any children involved. One piece of advice would be to stay in the home and don't move out right away. Financially, it makes more sense to stay in the home shared with a spouse and avoid paying for two different locations. However, men would need to take into account the feelings of their spouse when it comes to living arrangements.

Men should also be cautious with social media accounts and new relationships. Being too open about a new life could potentially upset a spouse, and turn what was once a cooperative divorce into a much harder transition period. Men would also be better served to make certain to be truthful in court, especially when it comes to financial documents. When calculating child support payments, all finances will be heavily scrutinized. And always, if children are involved, make them the number one priority.

Seeking help during this time is often more difficult for men than women. Social stereotypes have pegged men as the tougher sex, but this is not always the case. Even though men and women experience divorce differently, it is always a stressful situation for all parties involved. Those needing advice about divorce in the state of Texas could benefit from seeking the services of an experienced Board Certified Family Law Specialist attorney to help in navigating through this difficult time.

Source:, "Divorce Tips for Men", Ericka Murray, April 13, 2017

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