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How Texas fathers can increase their chances for 50-50 custody

The modern trend in divorce and child custody involves the parents sharing their children equally. In other words, Parent A will have the children half the time and Parent B will have the children the other half of the time. These arrangements are now more common than ever, but that doesn't mean it's guaranteed. Parents who want to have 50-50 child custody -- especially fathers -- should take some proactive measures to increase their chances of receiving a joint custody ruling.

3 questions about spousal support

If you're currently receiving or likely to receive spousal support -- or alimony -- in Texas, you probably have a few questions about this vital financial supplement. First and foremost, alimony recipients want to know how much money they will receive, as they will be trying to determine their future budget as a single person. They may also have additional questions about alimony:

Alimony in Texas: How does it work?

If there is a significant difference between your and your spouse's ability to earn a living, there's a chance that the court will award alimony in your divorce process. These alimony payments could be essential to the lesser-moneyed spouse, who might have become financially dependent on the spouse who earns more of an income.

What can grandparents do when they are denied access to children?

At our law firm, we sometimes speak with grandparents who have been denied access to their grandchildren. This is not an easy situation for any grandparents who will miss their grandchildren dearly. In some cases, however, there could be a legal solution to the problem if the grandparents have the right to pursue visitation orders.

Will joint custody work for you and your family?

Joint custody will often result in the children having two primary homes. Essentially, the children will live half the time with Parent A and half the time with Parent B. To some, this kind of arrangement might seem extreme and difficult to manage. Nevertheless, family and child psychologists have found that when the parents and children can successfully balance a relationship like this, the children benefit from spending as much time as possible with both parents.

3 common divorce mistakes made by people over 50

Couples who get divorced after the age of 50 tend to have more complicated divorce proceedings. This is because they have likely accumulated a wide variety of valuable assets including retirement accounts, real estate and other property. Since couples in this age category are also nearing the age of retirement or are already retired, they may have additional concerns regarding their future financial security and how the divorce could affect the ability to retire.

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