Texas audiences who enjoyed John Cleese's "The Alimony Tour" may not be too surprised that the title of the show was based on real circumstances from his life. After he and his psychotherapist wife entered into a divorce settlement, the comedian of the one-man show has had to tour to make enough money to pay his hefty alimony payments.
The disbursement of community property at the end of a marriage can be complex. Stock options can be an important part of a divorce settlement. This type of option allows an employee to purchase company stock at a specific price for up to 10 years after a preset waiting period. The stock can then be sold at market value, which may exceed the original purchase price and result in significant net gain.
Depending upon the conditions surrounding a divorce, some Texas residents may have an easier time communicating with their exes than others. Of course, speaking with an ex is easier if the divorce is amicable; however, if the divorce is contentious, it may be more difficult. When there are kids involved, communicating with each other is a necessity, and both parties must decide the best course of action for the children.