Texas residents who find themselves on the verge of divorce should realize there are several ways to help keep their spouses from taking advantage of them. If a person expects the other party to play dirty, finding the best lawyer possible is key. Chances are, the other party will be doing the same. This is important if a spouse wants to protect his or her assets and interests from a spouse who wants to take everything.
It is also important for a spouse facing divorce to understand how money works. Understanding finances means collecting current and past copies of important financial documents such as income tax returns, retirement account statements and bank statements. Going back a few years to collect older information is difficult but necessary.