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Domestic abusers can control victims through finances, part 2

In our last post on this blog, we discussed the ways in which an abusive spouse could control you through financial sabotage. But that post only told half the story. The other half of the story is how you can thwart these efforts and once again become a free individual. But if you have already been financially compromised, you may have to take some preparatory steps before you make your break.

Domestic abusers can control victims through finances, part 1

Physical and mental abuse are the two most commonly acknowledged aspects of domestic abuse. Abusers seek to control their partners through intimidation in any way they find effective. Of course, hitting, threatening and demeaning someone can have a devastating effect. But there is another way in which an abuser can control his or her partner; by keeping them financially compromised.

Holiday stress can trigger alcohol-related domestic violence

For many, the holidays are a time of gatherings and celebrations. And alcohol is often a part of the festivities. But while beer, wine, and other such beverages may enhance a party atmosphere or serve to help people relax, there is also a very dark side to drinking. The sad fact is, some people lose control and even become violent when they have had too much to drink. And these violent tendencies are far too often unleashed on a loved one.

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.

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.

Deceptive spouses have many ways to hide assets

When divorcing, one of the hardest things to wrap your mind around is the idea that your soon-to-be ex-spouse had been employing an exit strategy for some time. In fact, it is possible that he or she engaged in a series of maneuvers designed to hide valuable assets so as to keep them out of the property settlement. And if you are of a less devious mindset, you may have never considered how to do such a thing, so you are at a loss as to where to look for hidden assets.

Can grandparents have conservatorship rights?

Divorce settlements may cause arguments between couples and family members. This may result in one parent not allowing their children to see their grandparents. But it's a well-established fact that grandparents play an important role in their grandchild's life. Unfortunately, a grandparent's rights are dependent on the custody agreement and visitation privileges placed by the court and the ex-spouses.

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.

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.

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