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 […]

What to Do when Ex won’t Pay their Child Support

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A separation can be stressful enough, but when you and your ex have a child together, things can get exponentially more complicated. One of the biggest stressors following a separation or divorce is that of figuring out child custody and child support arrangements. Unfortunately, if you’re keeping primary custody of your child, there is no […]

What are the Different Types of Child Custody?

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There are many elements of child custody cases that you must navigate and understand; one thing to learn is that there are different types of child custody arrangements. Understanding the four different types of child custody can help you navigate a court case better and help you determine the ideal arrangement for you. To help you prepare […]

Can a Custodial Parent Move our Child Out of State?

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When you share a child with an ex, navigating the troublesome waters of child custody can be hard. Whether you share custody or one parent has full custody, there may be disagreements regarding what is best for the child or children. One of the most contentious issues is whether a custodial parent can move a […]

Traditional Divorce vs Collaborative Divorce

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As you prepare to get divorced, you likely imagine (and dread) a long, drawn-out, and stressful court battle. But does it really have to be that way? The answer is that it all depends on the circumstances. In certain situations, you might be able to end the marriage quickly and amicably by going through a […]

How to Get Child Support Payments Reduced in Texas

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Because child support orders operate only as a financial snapshot at one point in time, many parents will eventually seek to reduce their own child support obligation due to a change in circumstances. Read on to learn more about the circumstances that may prompt courts to reduce your child support payments and how to obtain […]

What to Know about Prenuptial Agreements

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Not sure whether a prenuptial agreement is right for you? Before you decide, it’s a good idea to get familiar with the concept and what it might mean for your marriage. Read on to learn about the essentials of prenups. You’ve selected every detail for your wedding, right down to the dance songs and chair […]