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Don't believe what you hear about being a noncustodial parent

Despite the media hype, not every Texas family can enter into a joint custody agreement that equally splits time with the children. Not every divorced couple can sit down together for Thanksgiving dinner or go on vacation together. More importantly, you don't have to have that arrangement to love and support your children. In fact, you probably intend to love your children, pay your child support on time and make yourself as available to your children as you can after the divorce.

Using mediation to make your divorce easier

Divorce is a complicated process, but there are things that you may be able to do to make it a bit simpler for both parties and your children. For some couples, this is possible through mediation, which may allow you to avoid litigation and craft a final order that allows you to have a strong post-divorce future.

Business valuation plays important role during divorce process

As business owner going through divorce, you certainly want to do what you can to protect your business. When company assets are at stake, you may feel a particular anxiety toward your proceedings as these assets could add a layer of complications that other individuals may not have to deal with during their proceedings. One particular issue that will need attention relates to business valuation.

The end of a marriage doesn't have to be the end of a business

If you are considering divorce, a variety of factors could be influencing your decisions. The end of a marriage could have a substantial impact on your financial future, and your concerns in this area may only grow deeper if you are the owner of a business.

Things to know about wage garnishment in Texas

Like most Texas residents, you work hard to earn a living. You may find your work rewarding and are glad you usually have enough income to make ends meet. Do you know, however, that there are several problems that may arise in your life that would allow various entities to garnish your wages in order to satisfy your debts? In some situations, there may be little or nothing you can do about it.

Active, passive business appreciation impacts property division

Owning a Texas business can provide you with a lucrative income as well as a sense of pride and accomplishment. You may understand the inner workings of your company and feel prepared for various obstacles that could potentially arise and cause conflict within your business operations. However, you may feel less prepared for what your business will face when it comes to dividing assets in divorce.

Is an uncontested divorce right for me?

Divorce does not always have to be an awful, long, drawn-out process. For couples in Texas who are ready and willing to work together to negotiate their settlement terms, the finalization of the marriage dissolution can happen pretty fast by filing an uncontested divorce.

Social media may complicate your divorce

Now that you have taken the step to start divorce proceedings, you may also want to scrutinize your use of social media. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others are such a normal part of many lives, and you may be surprised to learn that they are also becoming a normal part of many divorces.

Is a nesting divorce the most viable option for you?

When you decided to end your marriage in a Texas court, you and your soon-to-be former spouse likely had to discuss many issues, especially where your children were concerned. Now that a little time has passed and you're preparing for divorce proceedings, you may want to consider various child custody options and alternative living arrangements. There's a new style of post-divorce living that is trending these days; many parents say it's made all the difference in helping their kids adapt.