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Study shows divorce rate increase when wife falls seriously ill

Texas residents may be interested in a study that looks at how serious illness of one spouse can affect a marriage. The results suggested that couples were more likely to divorce when the wife became ill, as opposed to the husband.

How to complete an uncontested divorce in Texas

In Texas, a divorce case can be uncontested if one of two criteria are met. The first is that both parties agree to the divorce and are in agreement regarding all related issues. The second alternative is when the other party has not responded to legal paperwork regarding the request for a divorce.

How can a spousal support order be modified?

Though spousal maintenance in Texas is intended to level the playing field after a couple divorces, it is sometimes necessary to amend the order after it has been issued. In such cases, it can be useful to have an understanding of the procedure to do so and what factors a court will look for when deciding upon the petition.

Using alternative dispute resolution in a divorce

Texas residents who are seeking a divorce may be interested in some alternatives to litigation for resolving their disputes. While the court usually has the final word, the parties may be able to take their situation in their own hands to get a more fair outcome.

Modern divorce rates on the decline

Many Texas residents may be surprised to learn that the widespread assertion that half of all marriages will end in divorce has not been true for many years. A statistical analysis of divorce rates in the country instead demonstrate that the rates have been on a steady path of decline since the 1980s.

Finalizing a divorce in Texas

When a divorce in Texas is finalized, a judge will enter a divorce decree. The items in the decree may have been determined by the judge overseeing the case or the couple may have come to their own divorce agreement. If the couple comes to an agreement on their own, the judge will ask them some basic questions before entering the decree into the court's records.

Anthony and Lopez finalize divorce

Texas residents that enjoy the music of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez might have heard that their divorce was finalized in a California family law court on June 19, 2014 after three years of marriage. The judge awarded joint legal custody to both parents regarding their six-year-old twins. The entertainers came to an amicable agreement regarding visitation and agreed that no child support or spousal support was necessary.

Court ruling could impact grandparents throughout state

From adoption to spousal support, there are all sorts of family law issues that some people have to deal with. However, for grandparents who are unable to visit their grandchildren, visitation can be especially emotional. In McKinney and throughout Texas, people who are in this position may want to thoroughly prepare for court and understand how family law can impact their ability to spend time with their grandchildren.

Heiress to mega-retailer files for divorce

When it comes to separating from a spouse, there are many things that any couple should take into consideration, such as the financial impact of divorce, child custody and other family legal issues. However, a high asset divorce can be even more complicated when significant fortunes are at stake. As a result, people who are preparing for a divorce in McKinney or any other part of Texas should try to closely review various aspects of family law and thoroughly prepare for separation before moving forward.

Five Texas parents apprehended for failing to pay child support

When it comes to family law, a number of complications can arise when the divorce process is not approached properly. Furthermore, separating from a spouse can create a variety of family legal issues, such as child custody and spousal support. In McKinney, TX, families who have to deal with a marriage dissolution should try to evaluate their situation thoroughly, understand how state law could impact their case and find the best way to move forward. The outcome of a divorce can affect those involved for years to come and lead to various complications when certain issues, such as child support, are not addressed properly.