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July 2017 Archives

Addressing mortgage concerns during a Texas divorce

No matter the length of the relationship, couples in Texas and elsewhere will typically make investments together. While this could mean buying stocks and bonds, it generally means purchasing property jointly. For most married couples, buying a home is not only a goal, but is a purchase that solidifies the couple as a family. And while owning a family home is very symbolic of a happy family, this does not always mean spouses will remain together. When marital problems occur, this means taking the time to consider what is best for everyone. And, if divorce is the best option, the divorcing couple will need to address property division concerns.

Why is it important to include a prenup in your marriage?

From dating to marriage, couples make serious and difficult decisions all of the time. Thus, it is not rare to consider the many 'what-ifs' in life. A couple's status can change from when they first meet, meaning that marriage can bring many ups and downs. Because income fluctuates, assets change, the size of a family can grow, a family business could be added and family inheritances could be collected, spouses should take steps to protect these assets now and for the future. No one can predict the future, or whether a marriage will last. This is where a prenuptial agreement can come in handy.

Will your spouse's drug abuse or alcoholism affect your divorce?

There are a lot of reasons why a person might seek a divorce. Sometimes, it's an extramarital affair. Sometimes, it's incompatibility. Years of living together may have left the two of you feeling bored and isolated. Another incredibly common reason that people seek divorce is substance abuse by the other spouse.

Understanding child custody laws in Texas

Parents are often faced with difficult decisions. Divorce is no exception. While young children might not realize how the divorce process can impact their life, the fact of the matter is that a child's life will be different post-divorce. No matter the age of a child, parents much decide what custody arrangement is best for everyone involved, even if losing parenting time, can be a difficult reality to accept. However, understanding your rights as they relate to the laws in your state is imperative.

Helping you reach an amicable child custody agreement

Children are a pivotal part of a family. Parents in Texas and elsewhere will likely move mountains to please their children and meet their needs. Much pressure and difficulty can be placed on this task during and after divorce. The transition from a one family home to a two family home is not only challenging for parents, but this foreign lifestyle can be emotionally taxing on the children involved. Thus, it is important for parents, no matter their stance or animosity with their exs, to consider the best interests of the children when developing a child custody arrangement.