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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Alimony and Spousal Support in Texas

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There is some good news for people going through a divorce and in need of alimony and spousal support in Texas. While in other jurisdictions alimony and spousal support are a virtually synonymous term, that is not the case in the Lone Star State. Texas courts prefer the phrase “spousal maintenance.” For generations, Texas was one […]

I Just Admitted to Myself It’s Over: What Do I Do Now?

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Admitting that a marriage is over and divorce is imminent can be a difficult thing to do, but once you have admitted it to yourself it’s time to start making some decisions. Most people are not sure about the steps they should be taking after they have made the decision to divorce, and that can […]

5 Things You Need to Know After You’ve Been Served

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Being served divorce papers can be an overwhelming experience. It can be tempting to procrastinate what to do with them as you try to sort through all the emotions and thoughts of what went wrong. However, you must take the proper steps as quickly as possible. Here are the five things you need to know […]