What Is an Uncontested Divorce in Texas?

Because each state handles the divorce process in its own way, the difference between a contested and uncontested divorce may not be apparent in some circumstances. For instance, one state may label a divorce uncontested when neither party disagrees with the grounds for divorce. Luckily, in Texas, the difference between contested and uncontested is more defined. The process of each may not look the same either. Read More

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

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

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

How Do I Relocate with My Child Post-Divorce?

Not too long ago, most people lived their entire lives in a relatively small geographic area. Today, we’re a society on the move. It’s not unusual to relocate to another state or even another country to accept a job opportunity or join a new spouse. This societal trend can present issues when you’re divorced and have children with your former husband or wife. Unless there is reason to do otherwise, Texas courts Read More

The Truth About Prenuptial Agreements

For years, prenuptial agreements have been presented in a negative light by the media. However, attitudes towards prenuptial agreements (sometimes referred to as “prenups”) are gradually shifting and becoming more positive.  What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenup is a written agreement between two people who are planning to get married. It lists the assets that each party brings to the marriage and specifies Read More

What to do After You’re Served with Divorce Papers

The first step in the divorce process is for one spouse to file for divorce and make sure the other gets served with the divorce papers. This is the beginning of a sometimes stressful process, but it’s best to always remember that a fresh start and a new chapter await you at the end. In today’s blog post, we’re taking a look at the steps you’ll need to take immediately after getting served.      1. Read it Read More