5 Myths About Prenuptial Agreements

These days, anyone planning on marriage should learn about prenuptial agreements. Although these legal documents have some negative stigma associated with them, they are very beneficial. Here are the truths behind five false ideas about prenuptial agreements. Prenuptial agreements show a lack of trust. The most common myth about prenuptial agreements is that they show [...]


7 Tips for Talking About Divorce with Your Kids

You and your spouse have decided to divorce. Once you have reached this decision, you need to talk to your kids about it. Having an honest conversation with them is crucial; a good conversation can help both the parents and the kids deal with the upcoming divorce in a more positive, healthy way. Here are [...]


5 Ways to Help Your Kids Handle the Divorce Process

Divorce is stressful for everyone involved. Even though you and your former spouse are going through a difficult time, it’s important to remember that your kids are, too. Here are five ways that you can help your kids handle the divorce process. 1. Listen and encourage them to talk about their thoughts and feelings. Undoubtedly, [...]


Yours, Mine, Ours: How Texas Courts Divide Property in a Divorce

December 20, 2017 Texas is a community property state. This means any income or assets acquired throughout the course of the marriage is considered equally owned by both spouses. Likewise, any debts incurred are normally shared. When it comes to divorce though, the division is not so straightforward. In a community property state like Texas, [...]


4 Tips for Legally Changing Your Name

Name changes happen for a number of reasons. You could get married or divorced. Maybe you never liked your name in the first place and have always gone by another name. Or, perhaps you’re requesting a name change for a minor who may carry their biological father’s last name. No matter what your reason, a [...]


5 Things to Know About Stepparent Adoption in Texas

It’s hard work being a parent, and it can be a ton of legal work to become an adopted parent. In Texas, as with any state, there are specific rules and protocols that must be followed in order for a stepparent to adopt his or her step-children. Here’s a quick guide to five things you [...]


Protect Yourself: 6 Smart Ways to Financially Prepare for Divorce

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, divorce becomes necessary. When you know that there is a divorce in your future, you need to start preparing as soon as possible. You want to gather information and create a plan so that you have maximum stability post-divorce. Although you may already have a picture of how that may [...]


Understanding How Child Support is Determined in Texas

In Texas, judges decide the amount of monthly child support to be paid using a three-step process. Some parts of this process are very straightforward, other parts are more subjective. Often times, it results in the amount of child support ordered being ‘up to the judge’, or within the judge’s discretion. Calculating Child Support in [...]