Seeking Sole Custody In A Texas Divorce

Though you may have heard the term “full custody,” the state of Texas refers to them as sole managing conservatorships. If this is the type of custody you seek, you should first ask yourself why.  Because of how emotionally complex divorce can be, it is difficult to see your former spouse as a great parent and a poor husband or wife. And that’s understandable. However, you need to understand that getting sole Read More

What Are Reasons to Modify Child Custody?

During the divorce process, you and your spouse either agreed about dividing everything from your home to the time you get with your children. If you couldn’t, this was resolved through mediation or court. Though it is common to use words such as “custody” or “visitation,” the state of Texas does not use these.  Custody is referred to as “conservatorship.” Visitation is “possession and access.”   You and Read More

How to Help Divorced Friends

Here Are 3 Ways Help Your Divorced Friends Going through the divorce process can be a lot like grieving. Instead of mourning the loss of a person or a loved one, they are adjusting to what their new future looks like. As their friends, you want to help them through this period in their life. And they should have the support of their friends and family.  But it is essential to know how to help your divorced Read More

What Should You Do with Social Media When Divorcing?

Are you in the midst of divorce proceedings or considering ending your marriage? If so, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions. While the beginning of relationships, including marriages, are filled with excitement and joy, a divorce is often just the opposite. Depending upon the circumstances that caused your marriage to end, you may be angry, upset, stressed, overwhelmed, or have a combination of these Read More

How Does a QDRO Work in Divorce? Divorce and a Qualified Domestic Relations Order

If you need to know how a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) works in a divorce, you’ll need to first understand some elements of property division in divorce. Texas is a community property state. Anything purchased or acquired during the life of marriage is considered to be owned by both spouses equally. It is not relevant if one spouse works and the other manages the house. Under most circumstances, one Read More

Take The Fear Out Of Your Upcoming Divorce

Even if you have accepted that divorce is the best possible scenario for your future, you still might be scared. That’s ok. You know everything about the past and nothing about the future. It leaves room for doubt and worry.  Change the way you are looking at your situation. If you think you are leaving a safe, comfortable spot for something unknown and uncertain, you might not be viewing things clearly. If your Read More

What Does It Mean To Be A Whistleblower?

A whistleblower claim falls under employment law. When people believe they may need to be a whistleblower, they are ready to stand up and report that they have evidence of fraud, corruption, or other illegal acts. These are things that are usually being committed by an employer, their company, or someone they work with. Before you report the wrongdoing, you may worry about the repercussions and wonder, what does it Read More

Misconceptions About Common Law Marriages

There are a lot of questions, and there are equally as many misunderstandings about the nature of common-law marriages. The first being the length of time it takes to establish one. Other questions that stem from common-law marriages are whether they are different from a traditional marriage. This extends out to how they can be dissolved. For instance, does the divorce process for a standard marriage also apply to Read More

Is it Better to Separate or Divorce?

If you are experiencing serious issues with your spouse and are considering leaving, then you need to understand the different paths available to you. It comes down to you making the best decision that protects you both personally and financially.  These aforementioned factors will be critical in determining whether you choose to separate or divorce. Not only are these two things different (and similar in some Read More

Does Texas Have a Medicaid Spend Down?

Most of us will require nursing home care at some point in our lives. What’s worrying is how expensive it is. Perhaps you’ve heard of the possibility to reduce your assets before this time comes. You may wonder if it is possible to do a Medicaid spend down in Texas. On average, private and semi-private accommodations in a nursing home cost $8,365 and $7,441 respectively. While overall costs vary based on location, Read More