Annulment vs Divorce in Texas

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Many different circumstances may lead someone to seek a divorce. In some cases, the marriage simply stops working, so spouses seek divorce through traditional or collaborative methods. However, sometimes people seek a divorce because the marriage should never have happened in the first place. In such circumstances, annulment may be the right option. Annulment is […]

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for Us?

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The divorce process can be emotionally exhausting and cause more conflict than there was when you initially decided on a divorce. Thankfully, there is an alternative to traditional divorce that can make the process quicker and smoother: collaborative divorce. This alternative changes the process as well as the outcome, both in terms of asset separation […]

How Do I Serve my Spouse with Divorce Papers In Texas?

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Going through a divorce is not easy, but it can be less stressful if you know how to serve your spouse with divorce papers the right way. This will reduce confusion and problems and can make the divorce process faster and smoother. Texas has specific rules about how someone has to be served divorce papers, […]

Texas Child Support Laws to Know when Divorcing

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Child support is often one of the most contentious issues involved in a Texas divorce case. Even couples that inherently agree on custody and visitation may disagree on such issues as child support arrangements. The state of Texas has strict guidelines for resolving these issues. These can be helpful, but also confusing. Keep the following child support regulations in […]

Wills, Estates and Trusts in Texas: What You Should Know

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When it comes to making sure they and their family are protected, most people think about daily things such as car insurance, a home security system, or related types of protection. But there is more to the issue. When people pass away, for example, they want to be sure the things they leave behind go […]

Why January Sees More Divorces Filed Than Any Other Month

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The new year is time for making resolutions, going back to school or work after the holidays, and filing for divorce. Wait, what’s that last bit? It’s true – January is one of the top months for divorce filings, with the numbers soaring over the previous month. One spouse may have had “getting divorced” on […]

What Information Should I Bring My Divorce Attorney About My Finances?  

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Finances are one of the key areas couples facing divorce struggle with; the dissolution of marriage also means the untangling of accounts and a distribution of assets. Who gets what – and who pays who are some of the most commonly asked questions; both are answered in part by a thorough examination of the couple’s finances, assets, and […]

Is Collaborative Divorce Right for You?

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Some couples are better off apart, but that doesn’t mean they can’t stand each other. Traditional divorce can turn these disenchanted spouses into bitter enemies, an outcome that’s not good for them or their families. For these couples, a collaborative divorce may prove the best way to dissolve their marriage. Collaborative divorce focuses on a respectful approach […]

Gender Bias in the Lone Star State: Do Texas Judges Favor Women in Custody Disputes?

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Texas law favors joint child custody because the courts want children to have meaningful relationships with both parents. Unfortunately, joint conservatorship is not always possible. In order for true joint custody to work, parents must be willing to give priority to the child’s needs. It may not be practical if the parents live far apart, or if the parents […]

Talking To Your Kids About Divorce

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Telling your child about your divorce is a tough talk, but one that you need to have so that they understand what is going on, know what to expect in the coming months, and most of all, feel secure about their future. The way you approach this topic will depend largely on the age of your child; different age groups […]