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  • Child Custody Tips for Summer Vacation

    A summer vacation should be all about fun, bonding time, and rest and relaxation instead of fighting over child custody with your ex and digging into old wounds that still need time to fully heal. Maybe you want to take them abroad to Europe, but he or she probably only gets to see them during the summer season. Do not attempt to sort out the details of your arrangement after you have already made ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gray Divorces Are on the Rise, Studies Show

    While the number of overall divorces in America is on the decline, surprisingly, divorce rates for older couples are increasing. According to a study conducted by Bowling Green State University in Ohio, researchers found that, on average, the divorce rates for those over age 50 doubled between 1990 and 2010. Referred to as “gray divorces,” the study found that the dissolution of marriage between ...
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  • Five Major Mistakes to Avoid During Divorce

    Few people can ever truly prepare for the emotional, physical, and financial turmoil of divorce . As family dynamics, living situations, and relationships change, it can often be difficult to cope with the associated emotions and stress. While every situation is unique and spouses will react differently, there are certain behaviors and actions that should be avoided to help ease this transition ...
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  • Depositions as Part of Discovery

    When embroiled in a family law case, you might speak with your attorney about something called “discovery.” Discovery is the legal process through which the parties in a case learn things about each other or get documents they need for the case. For instance, parties may serve interrogatories, which are simply questions to the other side along the lines of: state your address for the past five ...
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  • 14th Court of Appeals Concludes Two Unique Family Law Cases

    The Fourteenth Court of Appeals in Texas recently heard two unique appeal cases coming from family law courts, which often do bring the most bizarre cases. Each one has interesting circumstances and intriguing conclusions. Appeals – Third Time is Not the Charm In the first case ( In re P.A.C. and K.V.C. ), two ex-spouses, Marisa and Daniel, had been granted joint managing conservatorship (JMC) of ...
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