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June 2018 Archives

Is a malicious parent derailing your child custody plan?

Child custody is often one of the most difficult and contentious issues in a Texas divorce, and the difficulties associated with it do not always disappear simply because the process is final. In fact, your child's other parent can do certain things to make it difficult to abide by your custody plan and maintain a strong relationship with your children. 

How can divorce mediation help family law matters?

When married couples in Texas decide to end their marriage, they must undergo some form of process to officially and legally end their union. Traditionally, this is completed through litigation in a courtroom; however, many divorcing couples are concerned with the process being costly and lengthy. Thus, alternative methods are often sought. Divorce mediation is frequently used to navigate the divorce process, helping spouses reach an amicable agreement.

Assisting you through prenuptial agreement drafting

For most individuals in Texas and elsewhere, getting married is a goal. However, with the divorce rate still lingering around 50 percent, some might be apprehensive about taking the plunge. Thus, it is becoming more and more common to take steps to protect ourselves if divorce does happen. Sure, it is very unromantic to talk about divorce before getting hitched; however, this is now a vital step to take whether your are wealthy or not.

The face of spousal support is changing

In years past, following divorce, Texas husbands were traditionally the spouse responsible for spousal maintenance, which was also tax deductible for the paying parent. However, the face of spousal maintenance is changing as more women are paying maintenance and new tax laws have been passed.

Ways to tackle a pre-marital agreement

Talking about money with your future spouse is not always easy to do. For engaged couples in Texas, however, a pre-marital agreement may be one way to foster such communications. A major stumbling block, however, is timely bringing up the subject of a pre-marital agreement during their engagement.

Post-nups provide additional protections

Engaged couples can negotiate postnuptial agreements to help protect their assets and address property division and support if the couple ever divorces. Couples, however, can also enter a post-nuptial agreement after they marry that covers many of these matters.