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March 2016 Archives

Records are needed for both sides of alimony

Texas residents going through a divorce may have many uncertainties. Sometimes, a soon-to-be divorced person may be uncertain as to how their career will change post-divorce, as they may have taken time off to focus on raising children. This can make it challenging, in some cases impossible, to reenter the workforce, as many companies will not hire anyone who lacks recent work experience. Thankfully, alimony can be a resource for those who have made financial sacrifices in order to focus on raising children.

Common forms needed in Texas divorces

In divorce, there can be much to think about. Divorce can involve many family law issues, including child support, child custody and the like. It can also involve property division disputes and decisions regarding spousal support. Before the divorce proceedings can even begin, there are often steps that couples need to take in order to get the ball rolling. Often, it can be of great help to enlist the aid of an attorney who can guide couples through every step of the process.

Tips for making a prenuptial agreement work

One of the last things a couple about to get married wants to think about is the possibility that the union they are about to enter into could end in divorce. While it is an unpleasant conversation to have, more and more couples in Texas and elsewhere are considering the benefits that a prenuptial agreement could provide. Because there are no guarantees in life, even couples without much to their names include a prenup in their marriage.

Helping members of the military navigate divorce

While any divorce is difficult, a military divorce presents unique challenges. In addition to the typical decisions that marital dissolution requires, service members are required to address issues such as military benefits, military retirement, health care benefits and other benefits related to his or her service. Moreover, if children are involved, a parent's involvement in the military can generate additional challenges when exercising parental rights and gaining parenting time.

The seven grounds for divorce in Texas

Texas residents decide to divorce for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, there are irreconcilable personal differences that a couple is simply unable to work through. Other times, the spark may be gone, and the two spouses are no longer in love with one another. Some cases involve fault, that is, when one spouse is found to have committed harm to the other spouse.

A look at issues involved in divorce

Many Texas residents may have uncertainties when it comes to how a divorce will proceed. There are many variables, and every divorce case is unique. Most soon-to-be divorced couples have certain goals regarding how they want areas of a divorce to play out. When these divorcing couples are exposed to the legalities involved in divorce, these goals may change or vary. An attorney can help a divorcing spouse decide on the best plan of action for his or her unique case.

The kinds of decisions a guardian can make

The American ideal of the nuclear family is not realistic for many Texas residents. Whether it is because one or both parents pass away, the parents are unfit to raise the child, or there is abuse in the home, sometimes a nuclear family situation is not possible. Such situations often demand that a different arrangement is made, and this arrangement often involves guardians or grandparents asserting grandparents' rights.