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July 2018 Archives

Carefully preparing for divorce can make the process smoother

Divorce is a complex, difficult process, and Texas residents who choose to end their marriages may dread the difficulty that lies ahead. While divorce is a difficult process, there are steps you can take to prepare yourself, your children and your finances. This can make it a smoother process whenever you decide to move forward.

Custody and visitation for unmarried parents in custody dispute

Much like a divorce with children is a difficult and emotional process, ending a relationship that involves a child is also challenging. Unmarried parents face similar issues when it comes to determining custody and placement of the child; however, these parents face different issues that are unique to this matter. While they do not have to go through the added issues like property division or spousal support, unmarried couples must first establish parental rights. In other words, unmarried fathers in Texas must take steps to establish rights as the father to the child in question.

What does modern joint custody look like?

No two families are alike. Each family has its unique qualities and challenges. Thus, when parents decide to divorce, these diverse qualities impact what the family will look like post-divorce. Specifically, this will effect a child custody arrangement. While not all parents get along, especially in a high-conflict or domestic abuse situation, some parents are able to come together and collaborate. In these matters co-parenting is likely the most effective way to parent post-divorce.

Protecting your interests in a domestic partnership agreement

A domestic partnership is an option for couples in committed relationships that choose to remain unmarried. By registering as a domestic partnership, both parties can enjoy certain benefits and protections. Like all family law decisions, it is beneficial to carefully consider all options before moving forward with this option.

Helping you obtain the best custody arrangement for your child

For most parents, their children are everything to them. They will do anything and everything to ensure that they are well cared for and his or her safety and wellbeing are protected. For some divorcing parents, this means collecting evidence to prove that they are more equipped to care for he child than the other parent. Child custody disputes are never easy to go through; however, they are sometimes necessary to ensure the needs and safety of the child.

Tax plans and the impact on spousal support payments

New tax laws will take affect at the beginning of 2019, and they will have a significant impact on certain family law issues. The changes to the laws could affect your divorce. In fact, if you are currently in the process now, there might be reason for you to work to finalize the divorce by the end of the year.

Using a postnuptial agreement to avoid losing healthcare

Getting married means two individuals unite to become a single unit. It also means that assets and property combine as well. This will occur with any Texas marriage unless a couple takes the time to include a prenup in the union. However, if a couple decides to forego the prenuptial agreement, it is still possible to include such a document in a marriage. A postnuptial agreement could be used to address various issues, providing protection in certain situations as well.

Jenny Garth has prenup in third divorce

Marriage is a serious step to take. A couple is not only sharing a life together, they are sharing everything they bring into the marriage, which includes finances. Because the divorce rate in the U.S. has lingered around 50 percent for some time, it is reasonable and practicable to consider divorce a possibility even before the "I do's" have been said. A prenuptial agreement can help marrying couples determine what would happen if a divorce occurs, protecting him or herself throughout the process.