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February 2018 Archives

More fathers asking for fair child custody arrangements

Many fathers treasure the time that they get to spend with their children. Some fathers want nothing more than to be able to raise their child in an environment that is conducive to the health, safety and well-being of the child. A parent facing divorce may have to consider several types of child custody arrangements that suit the best interests of the children. Older traditions would say that when parents separate, the children should remain with the mother. Luckily, new attitudes are prevailing, with research to support them, and fathers in Texas are now getting more opportunity to spend time with children. 

Divorce planning can help set a stable financial future

Some individuals finds checklists and written plans to be helpful when they face a complicated task. When one sets a plan down in writing, and spells out important details, the plan is more likely to go according to written expectations. At the end of a marriage, careful divorce planning can help a person review the most important details that should be attended to. In Texas, individuals often choose several items to add to a post-divorce checklist. 

Gray divorce impacts men and women differently

More and more people are choosing to end their marriages later in life. Although divorce rates overall have declined, a certain sub-group of individuals, those over 50, have increased their rates of marital breakups. This phenomenon happens often enough that some researchers have begun to study the effects of what is known as gray divorce. For individuals in Texas who may be considering ending a marriage, the research may be useful. 

Divorce planning includes deciding where to live

During and after a marital breakup, it is likely that at least one party will be searching for a new place to live. For the person in Texas relocating after divorce, there are a few options. Part of the divorce planning process may include weighing the pros and cons of each of the housing options.