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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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Monday, December 27, 2021

Helpful Apps for Co-Parenting After Divorce


Successfully co-parenting after a divorce can seem like a constant struggle. Working with your former spouse can be an exercise in overcoming past differences, swallowing pride, and trying to compromise with someone who may have a competing personality to your own. Thankfully, modern technology is here to help.
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Friday, December 24, 2021

Why Would Marital Assets Be Divided Unequally?


Texas divorces are filled with important issues that must be resolved in order for the divorce to be finalized. Possibly one of the most contentious issues incident to divorce involves the division of the marital assets. This is understandable considering the idea of your property being divided between you and your soon to be former spouse can feel highly personal, not to mention the fact that this division can have significant impacts on your financial situation for years to come.
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Sunday, October 31, 2021

Considerations When Divorcing Near Retirement Age


It is no secret that divorce can take a significant financial toll on those involved. The expense of divorce may be one thing. The biggest impact, however, can come in the separating of expenses and finances.
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