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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Factors Considered in Child Custody Cases


Divorce involves the resolution of several complex and, often, emotional issues. Spousal support, or alimony, needs to be addressed. Division of the marital property also needs to be resolved. One of the most difficult and personal issues that must be decided, however, is


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Thursday, June 25, 2020

What Are the Benefits of Divorce Mediation?


Divorce does not need to be an emotional battleground where two people fight out their differences in a courtroom. It can be low in stress, low in cost, and preserve whatever remaining goodwill still exists between a former couple. This can be accomplished through divorce mediation.
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Friday, May 29, 2020

High Profile Divorces and Public Opinion


How can a divorce impact a celebrity’s public image?

Imagine filing for divorce and instead of just having all of your friends and family weighing in, you have the entire public inserting their opinions. Unfortunately, this is the reality for most high profile couples that file for divorce. The media has made it so that celebrity divorces are rarely private or quiet matters. For better or for worse, fame thrusts high profile individuals into the spotlight, even for sensitive matters like a divorce. Recently, Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari and Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy have filed for divorce.
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

How to Tell Your Kids You Are Getting a Divorce


Reaching the decision that divorce is the best choice for your family is one of the most difficult decisions you may ever have to make. What can feel even more difficult, however, is telling your children that you are getting a divorce. This is a critical conversation that can not only set the tone for how the family deals with the divorce process, but how your family handles post-divorce life.
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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dividing Your Stock Portfolio During a Divorce


Are stocks purchased before the marriage part of community property if they gained in value?

Stocks are often one of the largest assets held by American couples today. The most recent Gallup poll reveals that about 55 percent of Americans own stock. A stock represents a percentage share in the ownership of a company. The value of a stock will typically increase as the business performs well, and may decrease on underperformance by the company. At times, employees of certain companies are given a stock option.
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Monday, March 30, 2020

Coronavirus May Lead to Spike in Divorce Cases


Will self-isolating push some couples to divorce?

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, more couples are finding themselves spending a lot more time confined in the house together. Nationwide, the number of states issuing mandatory stay at home orders is increasing daily. On a federal level, the government is urging everyone to practice social distancing, which means avoiding gatherings of over ten people, working from home whenever possible, and staying six feet away from anyone not in your household. Families who have been exposed to the coronavirus are being told the entire household must remain inside for a 14-day quarantine to stop the spread of the dangerous virus.

Rarely have so many American families spent so much time indoors together.
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Monday, March 23, 2020

New Report Ranks Divorce Rates by State


How common are divorces in Texas?

Recently, insurance website QuoteWizard.com released a report that ranks the rates of divorce by state. Overall, divorces are on the decline nationally. Over the past ten years, divorce rates have dropped by 20 percent. Some states experienced sharp declines, while divorce rates actually increased in certain states.
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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Netflix’s “Marriage Story” and Divorce Trends Today


Is "Marriage Story" an accurate depiction of divorce in America?

The heart-wrenching drama “Marriage Story” captivated audiences nationwide. Nominated for six Oscars, with one win, “Marriage Story” tells the tale of two artists whose marriage crumbles. The couple files for divorce, with initial plans to end the marriage amicably. However, the divorce soon becomes acrimonious and a coast-to-coast custody battle emerges. The movie is both sad and sweet, with outstanding performances by both Adam Driver and Scarlett Johannsson.
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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Summer Is a Time for...Divorce?


Why do divorce filings tend to spike in the summertime?

Summertime is typically thought of as a carefree season to swim, barbeque, and soak in the sun. However, summer is also associated with a little know phenomenon—a divorce spike. During the summer months, children are out of school and many families will travel. For some couples, these added stressors might be the push that ultimately leads to divorce. Our Read more . . .


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Your Business During a Divorce in Texas


Who will continue to run our business during a divorce?

Currently, Texas is considered the number one state to start a small business, according to a study by WalletHub. With so many businesses flocking to the state, it is the sad reality that some of these business owners will go through a divorce. Any divorce can be complex, but divorces involving a business will come with a myriad of important issues to address. Our Read more . . .


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Divorce Among Retirees


How might divorce in your Golden Years impact your retirement?

Divorce rates nationally are on the decline, with the exception of one group—Americans over the age of 50. Research conducted by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research reveals that the divorce rate among retirees has doubled over the past 20 years. While divorce is life changing for any age group, it can inflict financial ruin for retirees. Retired couples who were prepared for retirement will now find themselves with half the capital that they once had. Given the immense potential repercussions of a so-called gray divorce, it is essential for older Americans who are contemplating divorce to Read more . . .


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