Once the difficult decision is made to get a divorce, there are a number of legal issues that must be addressed. One of the first is to make sure you meet the minimum requirements for residency in Texas. Fortunately, for most people this is not a problem.
It is almost always difficult to pull apart the woven strands of life spent together. Divorce is not an easy process, but it is an important one that can lead to a better life. A writer and English professor who used to live here in Texas recently put down the feelings she struggled with as her marriage of 15 years was ending in separation and then divorce. Being a writer and lover of words, one of her greatest struggles was deciding on which books to keep and which to give up to either her ex or to a charity.
There are special days recognized by almost everyone: July 4th, Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day and so on. Sometimes people take those special days and get married on those dates, making their specialness even more special. What is more romantic than marrying on Valentine's Day?
Divorce can be emotionally difficult, especially when it comes later in life. Because older couples have had more time to settle into their careers and accumulate wealth, it can make resolution of property division disputes more problematic than it often is with young couples.
It's that time of year: back-to-school for the kids. Whether your little one will be starting their first day of kindergarten, or gearing up for their last year of high school -- and everything in between -- now is the time of year when parents are trying to figure out how their schedules will work for the next school year.
As frequent readers of our Dallas family law blog know, we have more than once outlined issues involving so-called gray divorce. Because the Baby Boom generation — this nation's largest generation ever — is edging into retirement, it is confronting high-stakes items as its graying members increasingly opt for divorce.
It is the largest generation in American history, and it has reshaped American culture in virtually every way. The Baby Boom began in the days following World War II and ended in the early 1960s. While sociologists cannot pinpoint the exact days on which the generation was born or came to a close, they are certain that Boomers put lasting imprints on everything from arts and music to politics, gender roles and civil rights.
One way to get a good sense of where you are going is to start by clearly identifying where you are. This is especially true when preparing for your financial life post divorce.
No one wants to have intimate details of their lives dragged out and put on display for examination by strangers, neighbors, co-workers and family. But that is what can happen in a divorce; especially a contentious split.
Deciding on child custody is often one of the most contentious pieces for divorcing couples with children. Each spouse desperately wants to make sure their child is properly cared for and each may have opposing views on the other's parenting. Typically, each parent also wants to make sure quality time with the children is fair and equal.