Parenting after a divorce does not have to be difficult. No matter what led you and your spouse to divorce, the one thing you’ll always be is a parent to your children. Texas family courts encourage parents to work together to co-parent their children with their children's best interests in mind. … [Read more...] about How Parents Can Work Together After A Divorce
When a couple divorces, one party may not have enough income to support themselves afterwards. A spouse in this situation cannot rely on child support payments as means of income. This may necessitate that the higher-earning spouse pays support payments to the lower-earning spouse for a limited … [Read more...] about What Is Spousal Support?
Whether the filing is a complete surprise, or you knew this was coming, you may be wondering about your next steps. Once you’ve been served with papers, you’re on notice that your spouse wants out. But you can’t wait until the shock wears off to react. In Texas, one party can have a divorce granted … [Read more...] about What If My Spouse Already Filed For Divorce?
As divorce is a big change in many people’s lives, there are changes in family life after the divorce, too, such as relocation and remarriage. When minor children are involved, the judge will issue an order for custody, visitation, child support, and health/dental care orders as part of the divorce … [Read more...] about Changes In Family Life After Divorce
It’s the home of the Cowboys, the State Fair, and the creation of the frozen Margarita. It’s the fourth largest metro area in the United States spanning nine Texas counties and the largest one that’s landlocked. For both population growth and GDP, DFW is still growing faster than any other metro … [Read more...] about Dallas-Fort Worth
Texas family courts have one goal in mind: the best interest of the children. Because children do best with relationships with both parents, the court encourages children to spend time with both. Visitation schedules, called possession schedules in Texas, are intended to ensure that children have as … [Read more...] about When A Child Refuses To Abide By Court Ordered Custody
Whether a divorce is amicable or difficult, it's important that both parents continue to support their children and continue their relationship with them. Unfortunately, not all parents are of this mindset. There are many cases where a divorced parent attempts to spend time with their child, … [Read more...] about How to Avoid Parental Alienation
While divorce no longer has the same stigma it once carried, it still can be devastating for everyone involved. Whether the divorce was a long time coming or a complete surprise, it’s still a painful transition. Even the so-called “amicable divorce” can leave emotional scars that take time to … [Read more...] about After Divorce, Healing Your Emotional Health
During the divorce process, most people focus on everything that’s involved. Following the divorce, there are endless details that need to be handled, such as retitling assets, refinancing, selling or buying a home, name changes, and forms to update. At this point, estate planning after your divorce … [Read more...] about Estate Planning after Your Divorce
Many people believe being the first person to file for divorce is the one with the advantage. That may be the case in other states, but not in Texas. What matters the most is what’s at stake for each person, and what you want for your child or children. The judge will consider both sides and the … [Read more...] about Does Filing for Divorce First Affect the Outcome?