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Why petition for parental relocation in Texas?

Although a divorce and child custody dispute may be settled, there can be future issues that come up due to the previous arrangement. Following a divorce and child custody agreement, a court order might require the parents to live in a certain geographic area. If a parent wants to move to a new area, that parent may need to go back to court to petition for parental relocation. This situation can arise where the parents have a joint managing conservatorship.

Iggy Azalea sued in Texas divorce court; never been married

Pop star Iggy Azalea has recently been served divorce papers in Texas -- yet she claims she has never been married. There is an interesting piece of Texas law that could require that Azalea divide her assets in what would be a high asset divorce.

The common legal reasons for a Texas divorce

Anyone going through a divorce is going to have many questions about the process. If there are children involved there are usually triple the amount of questions a couple with no children has. If you are contemplating divorce there are seven reasons that will function as legal reasoning behind your divorce. Most of these reasons would affect the parents and any children involved in the marriage.

Divorce: finances and asset division at a glance in Texas

So you and your spouse have finally agreed on one thing: a divorce. Now that you have agreed to have as amicable a divorce as possible, it is important that you understand some basics about your combined finances that are about to be separated. In order to pay as few taxes and fees as possible on any capital gains or financial accounts the two may have, it is important to investigate your finances. In order to protect your assets, certain financial decisions can be agreed on in order to maximize the return on investments.

What is the Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act?

Military divorce has many factors and laws at play that differ greatly from civilian divorce. Both the military member and their family will have many questions as to how their divorce affects certain benefits given to them due to the military member's service. Texas residents who serve or have served in the military are afforded certain benefits. Most of those benefits continue despite the complex divorce, but some military benefits are subject to division.

Why fathers should pursue sole-managing conservatorships

When it comes to divorce, most parents' first thoughts turn to their children. Child custody can be a battleground for a divorcing couple. If you believe the issue of child custody is a none-sum game, it may be best to pursue one specific type of custody. Fathers interested in majority custody should consider pursuing a sole-managing conservatorship, and the Law Office of Michael D. Tracton PC can help with this endeavor.

Same-sex divorce request denied by Texas judge

Recently we discussed how the Defense of Marriage Act has affected Texas legislation and rulings. A recent ruling by a lower Texas court has confirmed the way gay divorce has most recently been perceived and decided in Texas. The same-sex couple requesting a divorce were originally married in New Hampshire in 2010 where the marriage was deemed legal. The couple now lives in Texas and requested a divorce through the Texas courts.