Texas couples often make many mistakes when it comes to filing for divorce. These mistakes can range from benign to criminal, with consequences ranging from needless legal expenses to making unnecessary financial concessions in the final decree. How this plays out depends on the couple and the specifics of a given case, but for couples who do not choose their fights wisely, they can win every battle and still lose the war.
One costly mistake many divorcing spouses make is failing to obtain an exact figure regarding marital assets and finances. This can lead to expensive litigation later, or require amending the divorce decree, meaning more legal fees. Fighting over how much child support a noncustodial parent must pay is another pitfall. An extra $100 per month in child support is worth the legal investment for a child of age 3, but typically not for a 16-year-old.