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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce


There is really no other way to say it. Divorce is tough. It may be the toughest thing you have to go through. This can be true regardless of how amiable you are with your soon-to-be former spouse. It can be true regardless of how cooperative you both are during the divorce process.
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Monday, September 5, 2022

Texas Parenting Plan Requirements


A parenting plan in Texas is a legal document which formally declares the rights and responsibilities of each parent with regard to their shared child. Other states refer to parenting plans as “custody agreements” as the plan itself details things like possession, conservatorship, and even child support. It is often the case that a court will either encourage or require each parent to submit a proposed plan If both parents agree upon a single plan, the judge is likely to accept the plan unless it would run afoul of the best interests of the child. Once a judge includes the parenting plan in a court order, it becomes legally binding and enforceable.

Texas Parenting Plan Requirements

There is certain information that must be included in a Texas parenting plan.
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Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Types of Alimony in Texas


Spousal support, commonly referred to as “alimony,” can be a controversial topic and a contentious issue in divorce proceedings. Under Texas law, there are three different types of alimony potentially available to those in the midst of a marital dissolution. Each type comes with its own conditions and requirement that must be met for a person to qualify for it.
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Saturday, April 16, 2022

Who Gets the Marital Home in a Texas Divorce?


If you are going through a divorce in Texas, there may seem to be endless uncertainties before you. One of your primary concerns may be where you will live and who will get the marital home. The home is, after all, not just one of a couple’s most substantial assets, but also one that can be filled with emotional attachment.
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Sunday, April 10, 2022

How to Establish Paternity in Texas


In the legal sense of the word, paternity refers to the legally established father of a child. Under the law, a child’s legal father has certain rights and responsibilities concerning that child. In establishing paternity, a person is declared to be the legal father of the child. Not every child will have a legal father although, of course, they will have one biologically speaking. Legal establishment of paternity can help a child foster a relationship with both parents.


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Thursday, March 24, 2022

What Questions Will Kids Ask About Divorce?


Many struggle with divorce. It marks such a fundamental life shift, a change to the core structure of the family, that uncertainty and other powerful emotions can run high. While divorce can be the best path towards a brighter future, it can still be difficult to go through.
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Monday, March 21, 2022

Divorce Court Etiquette Guide


Even in the most amicable of divorces, it is likely that you will, at one time or another, need to go to divorce court. The judge will need to have you in court for a final hearing, at the very least. In less amicable divorces, it is more likely that you will be spending much more time in court as the court works to resolve any outstanding issues incident to divorce between you and your soon-to-be former spouse.
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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

The Best Interests of the Child Standard


Divorce can be a difficult thing to go through for so many different reasons. The uncertainty of the process in and of itself can be a great source of anxiety. This can be especially true for those divorcing with children. Child custody is, of course, a big issue in divorce proceedings and goes to the very core of a person’s life and family. Should divorcing spouses be unable to reach an agreement regarding child custody arrangements, it will be up to the court to determine such an arrangement and it will be guided in this determination by the best interests of the child standard.
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Monday, January 31, 2022

Changing Your Name After a Divorce


Often, a woman who changed her name when she got married will want to revert her last name back to her maiden name after a divorce is finalized. This is not always the case, of course, there are many women who choose to keep their married last name after divorce. The choice is completely personal and everyone has their reasons for either changing or not changing their last name after a divorce.
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Friday, January 28, 2022

Mistakes Co-Parents Make After the Holidays


You made it through the holidays! Congratulations! Hopefully you managed to make some memories along the way too. Navigating the holidays while co-parenting after divorce is no small feat and you should definitely make a point to pause and give yourself credit where credit is due. That being said, as a co-parent, you know that the hurdles to jump seem to be ever present. How you manage yourself, your relationship with your co-parents, and your relationship with your children can be just as important after the holidays as it is during the holidays. Here, we will review some of the common mistakes co-parents make after the holidays in the hopes that it helps you avoid them as best as possible.
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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Things You Should Do Before Filing for a Divorce


Divorce can be the best option for a couple when things are just not working out. This is the truth and everyone involved can be better off when the two spouses go their own ways. Divorce, however, is a complex legal proceeding that has significant implications for all involved.
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