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Caring for your grandkids might come with legal issues

Raising or caring your grandchildren in the Fort Bend area can come with a myriad of issues. From handling medical care to dealing with educational requirements, you may experience some challenges that were not present when you were raising your children. The chances are good that you have several questions regarding legal issues that may come up.

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 plans. Start planning ahead and make sure you address all of your concerns before buying any tickets and making vacation plans. To help you navigate through this delicate situation, here are some tips to bear in mind:

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. However, when creating a prenup or postnup, people sometimes do make mistakes that can invalidate the entire contract.

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 factors to consider which may help prepare you for the legal, financial, and emotional battles which lie ahead.

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 an official, legally binding holiday custody schedule can help to resolve issues before they arise. While a family court can provide guidelines, how you choose to divide the days can differ for each holiday.

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 established a simple 3-step process:

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 to a particular geographic area upon divorce, generally neighboring cities or counties. To relocate outside of designated areas, a parent must show good reason as to why a move is necessary for the wellbeing of their family.

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 older couples is occurring nearly equally between those in their first marriage previous divorcees. But why is this the case?

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 and avoid certain pitfalls during divorce process.

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 years and identify every person who has lived with you at each address. Other discovery methods can include requests for a party to produce documents, like credit card statements. Although these written discovery methods (written because they are done on paper and do not require any in-person appearances) are useful, they differ from an oral deposition.

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