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February 2014 Archives

Texas becomes battleground for same-sex marriage debate (1 of 2)

As we have discussed in past posts, the Texas Supreme Court is currently considering whether state courts must recognize same-sex divorces. That case involves a gay couple who was legally married in Massachusetts and is seeking a divorce in their home state of Texas.

Tips for coping with divorce

Each year, many thousands of couples in Texas get married. Most do so believing that the marriage will last forever and a day, like in the fairy tales where they all lived happily after. In close to half of those marriages, however, the conclusion is ultimately divorce. Divorce can be a difficult and emotional time. But without minimizing that, there are a number of tips that can help the process go smoother, and minimize the difficulties.

Pope's Valentine Tweets useful to divorcing couples in Sugar Land

Marriages end for a variety of reasons, even though individuals work hard to avoid divorce. From high asset divorce property disputes to issues over child custody or support, divorce arrangements can carry the discord of a failed marriage into all aspects of life. On Valentine's Day, the Pope spoke to young couples and tweeted some advice about love and marriage. Though the Pope's words were directed at married couples, what he said also holds value for individuals who are considering or involved in divorce proceedings in Sugar Land, Texas.

Report: Texas police not charging custody order violators

Interference with child custody is a crime in Texas and is punishable with up to two years in prison. However, a recent investigative news report suggested that Texas law enforcement does not uphold the law in many jurisdictions.

David Cassidy's wife files for divorce after DUI arrest

A month after "Partridge Family" alum David Cassidy was charged with a third DUI and checked himself into rehab for alcohol abuse, his wife of 23 years announced that she is filing for divorce.

Are divorce-related expenses tax deductible? (2 of 2)

Tax season is upon us in Texas and the rest of the country. Those who have gone through divorce often wonder if the legal expenses they paid are considered tax deductible. Much to their disappointment, the general rule is that divorce-related expenses are not tax deductible.