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October 2013 Archives

Prenuptials are a more viable option as the economy stabilizes

Prior to a marriage, many Texas couples enter into a prenuptial agreement to protect assets that may be negatively affected if the union ends in divorce. Issues such spousal support and property division are a few of the key points that should be clearly outlined in order to provide maximum protection for all parties. In order to ensure that there are no gray areas in the premarital agreement, seeking the assistance of a family law attorney is likely the best course of action.

Texas' Attorney General Child Support Division is nation's best

Texas has long since believed in making child support collections a priority. Parents often rely on those payments that are needed to feed, clothe and otherwise adequately protect children. When a non-custodial parent fails to make their child support payments, it is the innocent children who ultimately suffer.

A past abortion may shape the outcome of a child custody case

After six years of marriage, a Texas banker and his ex-wife have found themselves embroiled in a bitter custody battle over their two young children. According to reports, the child custody case took a controversial turn when a lawyer for the ex-husband petitioned to question his former wife about a previous abortion that was discovered.

Many couples are choosing to separate instead of divorce

In years past, statistics indicated that around 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. More recently, however, experts agree that those numbers are declining for a number of interesting reasons. While it would be nice to believe that more Texas couples are staying together, the truth is that outside factors are at play and are skewing what is really going on behind closed doors.

An unreasonable spouse may trigger divorce, study says

No one denies that marriage is difficult. Even when you are married to the person who you would consider to be your soul mate, personality quirks, different parenting styles and financial concerns can tax your patience and put a strain on any healthy relationship. At times those stressors can take such a tremendous toll on a marriage that it is damaged it to a point where the couple feels that divorce in Texas is the only viable option, so they head over to a family law attorney to make it official.