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December 2014 Archives

Reality star and Kardashian family matriarch files for divorce

Our Texas residents may find it interesting to learn that recently a judicial officer signed all the necessary legal documents finalizing the divorce between reality TV star Kris Jenner, popularly known as Kristen Kardashian and her husband Bruce Jenner. The couple was married for nearly 24 years before ending their marriage recently.

Texas judge strips mother of visitation rights

Despite the fact that a child custody order is a binding legal document, things don't always go according to plan. Parents might be late returning or picking up the kids after visitation, or they might miss scheduled exchanges entirely. They may do things, like traveling with the children, that go against the decree. But a recent high-profile case from right here in Texas illustrates that parents defy the court at their own peril.

Requirements when filing for a military divorce

As Dallas residents grow from teens and 20-somethings into their 30s, 40s and beyond, they gain valuable life experience. They learn to understand their own strengths and weaknesses; they learn how to roll with the punches life throws their way. While youth carries its own exuberance and idealism, Dallas residents who marry at an early age my find themselves struggling with the challenges of marriage and family life, particularly when one spouse is a military service member.

Report: servicemen and women getting married younger

With America's military engagements overseas over the past decade, greater attention has focused on the kinds of issues military service members face upon their return home. The difficulties posed by physical and psychological trauma, even with treatment, can be obstacles to work and family life, not to mention the stress of active deployment on a military family in Dallas. An interesting article recently looked at another phenomenon that also underscores the military divorce rate to some degree.

Legal representation in a collaborative law divorce

More and more Dallas residents, as we discussed here on our blog recently, are interested in pursuing out-of-court solutions to family law issues like divorce. One such solution is what we refer to as a collaborative law divorce. And while it has a number of advantages over litigation, it's important to note that the services of a legal professional are still something the parties will need during a collaborative law divorce.

Can we negotiate a child custody arrangement out of court?

Earlier this week, our Dallas family law blog discussed the case of an NBA star who reached a settlement of child custody and other issues with the mother of his daughter after a months-long legal dispute. We want to take some time in this follow-up entry to emphasize that such out-of-court settlements aren't the exclusive province of celebrities, pro athletes and others making eight figure salaries or more. There are a number of options available for divorcing couples in Dallas who want to work together on such issues.

Settlement resolves NBA star's paternity, custody issues

When questions or disputes arise over whether a man is the father of a particular child, emotions can understandably run high. Especially when the child is a baby, a lot is riding on his or her paternity, from child support to child custody arrangements. That's all to say nothing of a father's love and pride for his child.