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Social media can be used as evidence in a divorce

When a marriage ends, it is not always amicably. Emotions often run high, which can set the stage for a contentious court battle. This is where social media has gained popularity as evidence in a divorce, so Texas residents might want to consider what they put online before and during the proceedings.

How to prepare for divorce

Divorce is typically not a split second decision. Rather, people tend to think about the possibility of divorce and if this is something they really want to go through for quite some time before actually filing.

Secure the future with a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement

One of the most uncomfortable, yet important, topics for newly engaged or married couples is money. This could be why it remains one of the top reasons that couples here in Texas and elsewhere divorce. This is also why many people immediately think of divorce when they hear about prenuptial (before marriage) or postnuptial (after marriage) agreements.

Child custody arrangements can affect parents at tax time

When parents in the DFW Metro divorce, taxes are often not the most important part of their divorce. However, who gets to claim the children at tax time should be part of every child custody agreement. The parent who does not have primary physical custody of the children might negotiate the ability to claim the children on his or her taxes in certain years.

Will a new child custody trend catch on for parents?

The old days of one parent having full custody of a child while the other parent has visitation seem to be fading into the past. Now, more parents here in Texas and across the country are realizing that having access to each parent as much as possible can help the children through what is invariably a rough transition when their married parents get a divorce, or their unmarried parents separate. Parents try many different arrangements in order to make the transition easier on their children, and the latest trend, which is referred to as “birdnesting,” is making headlines. 

Negotiate your own child custody agreement

Not all Texas couples who have children together are married. Even so, unmarried couples who are separating have the same child custody concerns as those who are going through a divorce. It will still be necessary to negotiate and execute an agreement regarding legal custody, physical custody and visitation