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  • Tips to Help Your Children Deal with Divorce

    Divorce is hard enough for spouses, but when there are children involved, it makes the situation even more difficult. You and your spouse understand the circumstances, you have an idea of what to expect, and you know that everything is about to change, even if you are not yet prepared for it. Your child, however, does not have the same perspective you and your spouse have. Your child only knows ...
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  • Common Myths About Divorce

    Divorce myths are incredibly common, permeating our perceptions of reality. However, much of what many may believe to be fact is actually fiction, and usually best suited for TV dramas. If you are considering divorcing your spouse, it is important to debunk these myths. Here is a list of some of the most common myths about divorce. If you commit adultery, you are giving up everything. Infidelity ...
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  • Common Divorce Myths

    We have all heard various divorce stories, both amicable and contentious. Divorce stories inevitably involve myths, however, or elements that are either rare or not present in every case. The fact is that divorces are as different as the individuals involved in them, so you cannot look to one or even a handful of these stories as a model for what to expect out of a divorce. If you are going ...
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  • Common Issues to Address in Child Custody Cases

    One of the biggest issues in a divorce is the matter of child custody . While things can get heated during this process, it is important to remember that, while you and your ex-spouse may disagree on many things, you both want what is best for your child. Here are some of the most common issues you may face when in the midst of a child custody dispute. The Child’s Upbringing: Legal custody refers ...
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  • Valentine's Day Weddings More Likely to End in Divorce

    February is a highly anticipated month among couples because of Valentine’s Day - a time to celebrate love and romance between two people. Although Valentine’s Day may seem like the perfect time to get married, the statistics don’t indicate a happily ever after ending. According to a study by researchers at the University of Melbourne, Dutch marriages are more likely to end in divorce if they ...
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  • Ways a Prenuptial Agreement Can be Voided

    Signing a prenuptial agreement before getting married is not the most romantic thing in the world. But for many couples, having a prenuptial agreement is almost a necessity because it can protect your financial interests in the event of a divorce . It is becoming more common these days for couples to have some type of marital agreement in place, whether it is a prenup or a postnuptial agreement. ...
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  • Who Gets the House in a Divorce

    When you decide to divorce, one of the most difficult decisions that you and your spouse will have to make is what happens to the family home. What happens if both spouses are too emotionally attached to let go of the home? What if the expenses of maintaining the home are simply too much for a single parent? Couples should work together to come to a decision that makes sense for both parties, ...
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  • January Is a Busy Month for Divorce

    Divorce and family law firms typically experience an uptick in divorce consultations and filings when the New Year starts. Known as “Divorce Month,” January is a busy month for divorce, with filings increasing in January and peaking in March. So what explains the January Divorce phenomenon? The increase in January divorces is often attributed to: Maintaining the holiday spirit : The holiday season ...
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  • Is There a Good Time to Get a Divorce?

    The decision to get a divorce is never an easy one and deserves a considerable amount of reflection and planning. However, for many spouses, the topic of divorce is already in the air and the question on their mind is not “if” but “when”. Unfortunately, this is not a simple question and there may be no one answer. However, if you anticipate that a divorce is on the horizon, there are several ...
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  • Tips for Handling Child Custody and Co-Parenting during the Holidays

    Now that December is here, the holiday season is in full swing. While this can be a time of joy and celebrations, for parents who share custody of children , it can also be tremendously difficult. The holidays can be a central point of contention when co-parenting, especially when celebrations conflict with regular child custody schedules. When verbal agreements simply will not work, establishing ...
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  • Change of Name for Adults

    Adults most commonly change their name in relation to marriage and divorce. There are, however, a variety of circumstances when an adult may desire to change his/her name absent a marriage or divorce, such as a preference for a name other than one’s given birth name and symbolic association between blended families. Regardless of the reason why you want to change your name, the State of Texas has ...
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  • It May Be Time to Update Your Estate Plan

    While creating an estate plan can be among the most important tools in planning for the future, it is not always a one-time endeavor. Life’s variables are constantly fluctuating and the best plans are maintained and updated as time goes on. Below, our blog outlines four situations which may give you a reason to revisit the terms of your estate plan. Change in marital status : From the beneficiary ...
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  • Relocating with Children after a Divorce

    Parents often seek to relocate when they remarry, take a new job, or must care for family members. However, moving a family post-divorce is not as simple as loading up a truck and hitting the road. While there are numerous reasons why a move may be appropriate, Texas courts apply strict guidelines when considering the relocation of a child. It is common for a court to restrict parent’s residence ...
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  • Private Adoptions in Texas - The Creation of a New Family

    One of the best things we get to do at the Springer Law Firm is to help create new families through adoptions. Adoptions are technical legal proceedings which require attention to detail to avoid tragedies like we hear in the news when biological parents come out of the woodwork and claim their blood children. We at the Springer Law Firm want to ensure that our adoption cases are done with ...
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  • How Social Media Affects Divorces: Know the Dos & Don'ts

    No matter what generation you belong to, everyone in the current era has a strong connection to their smartphones, usually due to fun social media apps. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, and so on capture our attention and keep us connected to friends and strangers alike. The booming pervasiveness and popularity of social media in the last few years has caused it to reach into every aspect ...
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