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How to get ready for child custody mediation?

Even though mediation is intended to create a non-adversarial environment in which divorcing spouses can negotiate, each party will bring his or her set of preferred terms to the table. And it is not unusual for discussions to grow heated and this can be especially true when the topic at hand is child custody.

How does a move affect custody and visitation?

Many families in Fort Bend County and the greater Houston area are going to have to move from time to time. Even though this is a headache when a child lives with both of his or her legal parents, a child living with one or the other parent and being subject to a Texas child custody order adds an additional complication to the process.

Getting fair property settlement takes focus and patience

You likely have a full life with a job, children and more responsibilities than you can count. Essentially, almost every minute of your day is already filled, and now you are having to contend with a divorce. As such, you are taking on all of your obligations with additional emotional and time-consuming issues that come with ending a marriage.

A protective order could prove vital during a divorce

It takes bravery to leave an abusive marriage. Far too often, victims in abusive marriages feel trapped and continue to suffer for years because they fear what may happen if they leave. And this fear can be well-founded because abusers often become even more dangerous if they believe they are losing control over their victims.

Tips for people who divorce later in life

Marriage is a wonderful institution if it works for both people. But a bad marriage can quickly turn toxic that saps happiness from both people until no one is left happy. You shouldn't remain married for the sake of being married, regardless of how old you are. Later in life divorce is becoming increasingly common, in fact, divorce rates for couples over 50 have doubled. This post will go over the issues you should consider if you are considering an end to a long-term marriage.

Bill aims to make it more difficult to get divorced in Texas

Getting a divorce is not a move that people make casually. Even the simplest divorce can be fraught with emotional turmoil and financial expenses. And if a couple has been together for a long time or if there are children involved, the matter is that much more serious and consequential.

We serve fathers who want custody, parenting time with their kids

As a previous post on this blog discussed, there is still an impression in Texas that a child's mom is, by default, the best parent to take on the responsibilities of full time custody when a child's parents do not live together.

House Bill aimed at giving fathers more child custody rights

As it stands in Texas, during a divorce, husbands and wives split their marital property evenly. But the same cannot be said for child custody rights, an area in which mothers typically have a decided advantage. At least this is the contention of a father who was recently the subject of TV news story.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalize property settlement

If you have worked hard to amass a substantial amount of wealth, you likely understand that it also takes work just to hold on to what you own. But if you should ever divorce, you could see a large portion of what you have earned be bestowed to your former spouse. This is a common scenario, and it can happen to anyone.

Dealing with divorce and your special needs child

Divorce and child custody are always complicated issues. They become even more so when you have a child with special needs. It also becomes more important to focus on what is best for the wellbeing of your child. Now that you and your husband have decided to divorce, every decision you make could have lasting effects on your child.