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June 2016 Archives

Helping Texas residents understand asset division

It is never easy to separate two lives, which is why divorce is an action that should never be taken lightly. During a divorce, courts will often do the best they can do split the divorcing couple's lives evenly, allowing both couples a fair amount of time with children and an equal share of assets. Unfortunately, courts do not know which assets are more important to whom, and depending on the circumstances, you could lose something precious.

Can I modify my child support payments in Texas?

Child support can oftentimes be a controversial subject for divorcing couples. In some instances, neither party feels that the child support payments are fair, but it is important to remember that courts calculate child support based on the best interests of the child. Whatever your child support payments may be, they are to help the growth and development of your child. However, courts still try to make the payments fair and reasonable to you, and just as circumstances can change, so, too, can child support payments.

Consider the merits of a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement

Many aspects of family law can cause tensions to run high, and this is true for prenuptial and postnuptial agreements as well. These agreements serve similar functions to a will, except instead of detailing the end of a person's life, they detail the end of a marriage. Having a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement can make any divorce extremely simple, and it will often spare both parties a great deal of headache and heartache.

Legal specifics of divorce in Texas

Many people have a slightly skewed or outright incorrect view of divorce in the eyes of the law and how the legalities can affect divorce proceedings. Some people are of the opinion that divorce is as simple as marriage, with both parties simply having to sign some documents and then go their separate ways. However, it is far more difficult to separate two lives than it is to join them, which is why there are important laws surrounding divorce that couples should know about.