Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Social Media as a Trigger for Divorce

How has social media altered relationships across the country?

Social media has significantly altered the ways in which we interact with others.  Those who use social media now have their own set of “friends” online. Users post pictures, share pages, and comment on posts all as a means of getting “likes.”  While some praise social media as allowing them a way of staying in touch with friends and loved ones that may live far away, others question whether social media has harmfully influenced our sense of self-worth and ability to communicate face-to-face with others. 

One aspect of social media that has been largely overlooked is its impact on marriages.

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Divorce and Immigration Status

Will I Lose My Right to Remain in the United States If I Divorce My Spouse?

Divorce can create much stress for any family. Couples going through a divorce may worry about finances, who will remain in the family home, custody matters, alimony, division of assets and much more.  For some couples, there is the added stress of a potential immigration issue. If you are in the United States on a visa that was granted based upon your spouse’s application, you could potentially lose your legal ability to stay in the U.S.
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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Divorcing a Verbally and Emotionally Abusive Spouse

Is verbal abuse a form of domestic violence?

Domestic violence is a serious and sadly common problem in marriages and relationships across the nation.  Across the United States, it is believed that over 10 million people are subjected to a form of domestic violence each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Domestic violence is a factor in a number of divorces in Texas. Domestic violence is traditionally thought of as physical abuse, but it can also encompass verbal and emotional abuse. Our Read more . . .

Monday, July 22, 2019

Collaborative Divorce Requires Setting Egos Aside

What are the benefits of a collaborative divorce?

Divorcing spouses will often carry around feelings of hurt and confusion. It can be easy to be swept away by these feelings, fueling a desire for revenge or the need to defeat the other spouse in the divorce.  Before you commit to the litigious route, it is important to consider what litigating your case might cost you, both financially and emotionally. If you are able to set aside the hurt and ego involved in divorce, you may find that you and your ex-spouse can go down the path towards a collaborative divorce.  Our Read more . . .

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Parental Alienation

Divorce can bring out the worst in people. There are hurt feelings and big life changes happening all at once. The consequences of unleashing all of those tough emotions in the wrong way can be devastating, especially when children are involved.
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Should I Move Out of the Marital Home During My Divorce?

Should I Move Out of the Marital Home During My Divorce?

With a divorce looming, it can be tense to remain living in the marital home with your spouse.  Understandably, one of the spouses will often want to leave the home before the divorce is finalized.  However, moving out of the marital home before the divorce is complete could potentially have implications for your legal rights to the home in the long run.  OurRead more . . .

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Divorce Mediation

Going through a marital break-up is never easy, and the highly charged emotions associated with divorce can cloud a person’s judgment. This can make resolving the key issues in a divorce (e.g. property division, child custody, child support), more complicated and add to the tension. One way to avoid a contentious, protracted legal battle, however, is an alternative to litigation known as
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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Declared Single, Though Divorce Proceedings Are Ongoing

What is a bifurcated divorce?

Celebrity power couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are now officially split, despite ongoing divorce proceedings.  More than two year ago, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith costars, who share six children together, announced their estrangement.  The couple’s divorce has been contentious from the start, with a fierce custody battle and unresolved financial matters.
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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Preparing for Divorce

What documents will I want to gather before filing for divorce?

Seeking a divorce can be a challenging and emotional time.  Along with the stress surrounding the divorce, preparing your paperwork for the divorce itself can be complex and time consuming.  If you are starting off on the path towards divorce, now is the time to engage in some advance preparations so that you will be in a stronger position legally when the time comes to file your divorce petition.  Our Midland, Texas divorce lawyers outline some steps you should take as you prepare for divorce below.

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Friday, March 29, 2019

Adultery and Divorce in Texas

Will evidence of adultery impact my alimony award in Texas?

Adultery is one of the most common causes of divorce.  It is believed that somewhere between ten and 30 percent of all divorces occur due to adultery by one or both of the spouses.  Before the advent of the “no-fault” divorce, adultery used to serve as one of the major grounds for divorce between couples.  Today, Texas, along with most other states, allows for no-fault divorces in which the couple does not have to list a reason for the breakdown of the marriage.  Nonetheless, Texas still allows for the filing offault based divorces and adultery can have a tremendous financial impact on a divorce in the state.

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Divorce Day Brings Surge in Divorce Enquiries

Why is January 7 known as divorce day?

Every year, there is a certain day following the holidays that becomes dubbed among those in the divorce industry as “Divorce Day.”  According to a report in Evening Standard, divorce attorneys receive the highest number of calls by prospective clients seeking divorce on the first Monday back at work after the holidays.  This year, Divorce Day fell on January 7th.  Our Read more . . .

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