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October 2016 Archives

Attention to details important for fair divorce settlement

No two marriages are exactly the same and when a marriage ends every couple has specific issues when working out a settlement. And this is why when you seek legal representation, it is very important to find an attorney who has experience in every aspect of family law.

Sharing custody requires making adjustments

When parents divorce, they often come to realize just how much they love their children and want to spend time with them. On one hand, raising children can be tiring and even frustrating, but the rewards and companionship make the effort more than worthwhile. And shared custody situations can certainly cut into the time a parent is able to spend with his or her child.

What steps should I take after deciding to divorce?

One of the most difficult decisions you could ever make is to end your marriage. It is not a move you want to make without serious contemplation. But, if after much soul-searching, you conclude that filing for divorce is in your best interests, there are a few things you may want to do in preparation prior to announcing your intentions.

The daunting cost of child care in Texas

Having a child can give purpose and joy to a parent. But parenting is also hard work and raising a child is a costly endeavor. Of course, there are expected expenses for essentials like clothing, food, and housing, which all new parents expect. But one expense that often blindsides parents is that of child care. And the cost of infant care is especially daunting.

For a fair settlement, you need an accurate valuation of property

Unfortunately, sometimes a marriage does not work out and filing for divorce is the best course of action. But for couples who have been together for a while and have accrued shared assets, filing for divorce is the first step of what can be a complicated process.