4 Benefits of a Premarital Agreement

Prenuptial agreements have a certain stigma attached to them. Many people think of these documents as a surrender, of sorts, that a marriage is not going to last or that the wealthy spouse uses prenuptials for selfish reasons.  The truth is that these agreements do not have a significant impact on the durability of marriages. What’s more is that there are many benefits spouses may realize from entering into a Read More

4 Tips for Being Great Co-Parents After Divorce

After your divorce is finalized and you can begin your new life at last, you will find that being a co-parent with your ex-spouse is its own relationship altogether. Like every relationship on the planet, co-parenting will come with its own learning curves and speed bumps. As much as possible, you should try to be grateful that you (and your ex!) still have a significant presence in your children’s lives. For those Read More

Understanding How Spousal Support Is Calculated in Texas

Spousal support is designed to protect a spouse who earns less or is a stay-at-home parent from being harmed financially by divorce. It helps them meet their basic needs as they develop the job skills needed to support themselves and contribute to the support of their children. At one time, spousal support applicants were exclusively women. Now, with careers being the norm for both spouses and more men becoming Read More

4 Reasons a DIY Divorce Is a Bad Idea

You may have heard the old saying, “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.” It’s a good thing to bear in mind when thinking about DIY divorce. We live in an era of information sharing. There’s a tutorial for practically everything on YouTube, from renovating your basement to learning a language, and information that was once limited to licensed professionals who knew how to act on it is now available to the Read More

How To Help Your Child Cope With Your Divorce

If you are getting a divorce, you won’t really need other people to tell you that it’s going to be tough for your child. You would feel it in your bones – children will usually have it worse. As children are growing, they thrive well if the environment is stable and consistent. If some areas of their lives are in turmoil, it could affect everything else and their outlook can change enormously. You can expect them to Read More

An Overview of the Standard Visitation Schedule in Texas

Most of the time, parents undergoing a divorce find their child visitation schedule one of the most difficult things thing to deal with.  Child custody and divorce is challenging enough, but dealing with the changes where you’d have to visit your child while following a tight schedule is pretty tough. Parents facing this scenario tend to disagree on who gets to spend time with the child on which days of the week. Read More

When Child Support Does Not Follow the Statutory Guidelines

 Child support is a sensitive matter that is usually based on statutory guidelines. Unfortunately, in some cases, these statutory guidelines may not be applicable. These guidelines are from the Texas Family Code, which states the level of child support that courts should base on when giving child support orders. The guidelines start at 20% of the parent’s net monthly income for one child, and it can go up to 40% to Read More

Things to Do Before Calling it Quits with an Abuser

There are many types and forms of domestic abuse. It may be physical, emotional, legal, financial, or a combination of some or all of these types. Domestic abuse is a criminal pattern of undue coercion, control and power of one person over another in a relationship. It is simply any form of threatening and alarming behaviors against the victim.The behavior of abusers develops through their childhood. They started to Read More

The Importance of Obtaining Full Custody During Divorce

Understanding the ProcessThe process of obtaining child custody in Texas can really be an arduous and perplexing task. Many parents think that they can just explain to a judge why he or she should be granted full custody. However, the process is much more than just that. The judge can even decide on not giving full custody of the child to either parents. The judge may decide so if both parents are unfit. In this Read More

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