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

Three Co-Parenting Tips for the Recently Divorced

If you’re a parent, there’s a new challenge on your horizon as soon as your divorce is finalized: Co-parenting with your ex. Many people find the concept of working as a team with their former partner daunting, but it is important to keep in mind that despite all the differences that led you to end your marriage, you still have a common goal of raising your children well and giving them the love, discipline, and Read More

5 Benefits of Choosing Mediation for Your Divorce

Divorce is often a messy and painful affair, and it can be very costly as well. The good news is that there is an alternative to make it less stressful and more affordable. This method is known as mediation – a unique approach to divorce that offers a smoother conflict resolution process between feuding couples, ultimately leading to a less volatile, more productive separation for everyone involved.  Mediation Read More

The Basics of Divorce in the Military

Whether you are an active duty military member or the spouse of an active duty military member, your life will be very different than what you would experience as a civilian. Being in the military really impacts just about every area of your life. If you are getting a divorce, or think that you may be in the future, it is important to understand how a military divorce is going to be different than what a civilian Read More

Getting Divorced? Here Are 5 Ways to Break the News to Your Kids

Getting a divorce can be terribly difficult on any couple. When there are children involved, however, it can be even harder on them. Once you are 100% sure that a divorce is going to take place, you need to figure out how you will break the news to the kids. While this is certainly not going to be an easy task, it is important to do it right since you only get one shot. Depending on your situation, the following five Read More

Texas Divorce: Mediation vs. Litigation

Going through a divorce is never an easy process emotionally or legally. Doing everything you can to handle it properly, however, will help set you up to emerge from the divorce in as strong a position as possible. In Texas, most divorces are either handled through mediation or litigation. Learning about the pros and cons of each of these options can help you to determine which one will most likely yield the best Read More

5 Factors Texas Courts Consider When Making a Decision on Spousal Support

When getting a divorce, many people wonder whether spousal support (a.k.a. alimony) will be considered in their case. While spousal support is much less common than it once was, it is still an option that Texas courts can consider, so it is important to know what types of things they will look at when determining whether or not it should be awarded. The following five factors will be used in making this Read More