What Is Bankruptcy?

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When people are in financial turmoil and have no other options, filing for bankruptcy can help give them the break they need to get a fresh start. What is bankruptcy? How does it work and what are the effects once the term of bankruptcy is over? This article aims to answer these questions to help […]

Ways Divorce Can Affect the Workplace

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A divorce takes a huge emotional toll on everyone involved. Stress, anxiety, fear, and sadness can be overwhelming and distracting. Though everyone deals with these emotions differently, there are common symptoms of withdrawing, feeling easily irritated, or being distracted. An individual’s career can be completely derailed as they are going through a divorce, as the […]

The Different Types of Divorce

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Often portrayed as messy in movies and TV shows, divorce has grown quite a notorious reputation. In reality, though, divorces are much like the relationships that precede them. They can end mutually and quietly, or they can dissolve in a struggle between both parties. Divorce can be broken down into the following categories: Fault and […]

Prenuptial Agreement Pros and Cons

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The term prenuptial agreement can produce mixed reactions. Some people don’t like the idea, others think it is wise, and some have never even heard of the term before. If you are on the fence about whether or not a prenuptial agreement is right for you, here are the pros and cons of a prenuptial agreement that […]

Who gets Custody of the Pets in a Divorce?

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The majority of U.S. households – 68 percent – have at least one pet. Dogs and cats are by far the most popular types of pets with 90 million dogs and 94 million cats living happily with their pet parents. But what happens when their owners get divorced? How does the law recognize pets? Who gets […]

Separate vs Marital Property

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Defining separate property vs marital property in a divorce can get very tricky. In basic terms, separate property is property that you own and that your spouse cannot lay claim to. Marital property, on the other hand, is property that you both own. Here is a detailed breakdown of the laws relating to property division […]

Fault vs No Fault Divorce

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If you’re looking to get divorced in the state of Texas, you’re not alone; the divorce rate in Texas hovers at about 10.7 percent, which is on par with the overall divorce rate in the U.S. One thing that sets Texas apart from most other states, however, is that the state offers both fault and […]

How to Gain Custody of a Child in Texas

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If you’re in the process of going through a divorce, you’re not alone. In fact, it is estimated that about one-third of marriages in the United States will ultimately end in divorce. One of the biggest concerns you may have is gaining custody of your child or children. Unfortunately, child custody disputes are extremely common among divorcing […]