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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Top Reasons for Divorce in Texas


Why do so many couples end up divorced in Texas?

The divorce rate in America has declined in recent years, but remains quite high. Today, it is estimated that between 40 and 50 percent of all married couples will eventually divorce.  For second and third marriages, the divorce rate is even higher.  Staying married for the long run in today’s society can be challenging.  Couples now face immense pressures both in the workplace and at home.


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Protect Yourself with a Prenup


How can a prenuptial agreement protect me in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, parties are allowed to enter into a prenuptial agreement, better known as a prenup, before marriage.  The agreement will be enforced in the event of divorce so long as it meets the requirements set out under Texas law.  Bringing up the subject of a prenup before marriage is not always easy, but Texas couples are urged to consider the many benefits of a prenup prior to marriage.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, February 24, 2017

Regaining Financial Security After Divorce


What steps can I take to rebuild my financial life after divorce?

A divorce in Texas can take a toll on your finances.  During a divorce, your hard earned marital assets will be divided between you and your former spouse.  For many couples, the loss of some assets is further compounded by the loss of your spouse’s income.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Stepparent Adoptions in Texas


What is the process to adopt my stepchild in Texas?

Stepparent adoptions are the most common type of adoption in Texas and across the nation.  In fact, approximately 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every day through remarriage or re-coupling.  Many stepparents will seek to adopt their new spouse’s children after the wedding.  Stepparent adoptions can be a wonderful way to create a permanent legal link between the stepparent and child, but the stepparent adoption process can be complex. 


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