Understanding the Key Differences Between a Military and Civilian Divorce

Getting a divorce is a complicated, confusing, and emotionally draining experience even in the most common of circumstances. When one or both parties is an active duty military member, however, things can get even more complex. Whether you are the military member, or a spouse of a military member, it is important to make sure you are aware of how things will proceed with your divorce. Working with an attorney who has Read More

5 Important Factors to Consider when Developing a Visitation Schedule

One of the most difficult parts of a divorce, or a break up when children are involved, is making a visitation schedule. In most cases, both parents are going to want to have as much time with the child as possible, which is why conflicts can so easily arise. If both parents work hard to put the best interests of the kids first, however, a good schedule can be made that will work for everyone involved. When creating Read More

Who Gets the House? Understanding Property Division in Texas

If you live in Texas and are getting divorced, the fate of your property might not look exactly how you had imagined. Texas is considered to be a community property state, which means it has its own rules of what constitutes ownership of land, homes, assets, and even debts. Let’s take an in-depth look at what community property entails, and some of the possible outcomes after a divorce is finalized. What Is Read More

Military Benefits & Divorce in Texas

The US military provides some of the best on-the-job benefits of any industry in the country, including excellent healthcare, retirement plans, and access to military base privileges like commissaries. By virtue of marriage, spouses of military service members are also granted access to these benefits. But what happens when the couple gets divorced? Divorce always stirs up difficult questions with regard to the Read More

Four Ways to Protect Your Kids During the Divorce Process

Divorce is often devastating for both partners, but it’s usually even more devastating for the children involved. When you’re going through a divorce it may seem as if you hardly have the emotional energy to take care of yourself, much less take care of the emotional needs of someone else, but children need extra attention and reassurance. Here are four things you can do to make divorce a little easier on them. Keep Read More

Texas lawmaker proposes equal parenting child custody law

A Texas lawmaker has introduced an equal parenting bill, but the proposal has been criticized by many family law experts. Critics of proposal say custody should be decided on a case-by-case basis A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill in the state capitol, proposing equal parenting child custody law that would encourage equal parenting time between both parents, according to CBS Dallas-Forth Worth. The bill would Read More

Texas child support enforcement focuses on negligent parents

Texas officials use several tactics to enforce child support payments, including the Child Support Evaders Program. Some Texas divorces may lead to major financial and emotional life transformations, which can make it particularly difficult for any children who are involved. In most cases, the court will order the non-custodial parent to pay child support, as a way to minimize the financial change that occurs in Read More

In the child’s best interest: Texas custody and visitation

Nothing is more important than the responsibility of a parent for his or her child's well being. When parents do not live together, legal questions of Texas custody and visitation must be decided, and that process can be extremely stressful. Custody and visitation can be determined in divorce or legal separation, or when the parents are unmarried. Texas terminology Family law matters are mostly governed by state law. Read More

Credit Card Spending and Divorce Linked in New Study

It is common knowledge that financial woes are a leading cause of strife among married couples. The findings of one recent study show a more specific connection between surreptitious credit card spending and divorce. The website Moneysupermarket.com surveyed 1,000 individuals about their habits with respect to credit card spending. Approximately 10 percent of those surveyed admitted that secret credit card purchases Read More

Survey finds increasing number of couples over 50 divorcing

A recent survey finds that there is an increasing number of couples over 50 divorcing. Making the decision to get a divorce can be stressful at any age; however, the most important factors to consider may alter slightly depending on the age of the divorcing couple. Recently, a trend has been noted among couples over the age of 50, as the divorce rate among this group seems to be increasing. According to a recent Read More