Protect Yourself: 6 Smart Ways to Financially Prepare for Divorce

February 20, 2018 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 [...]


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 [...]


When Can You Modify a Child Support Agreement in Texas?

Depending upon the age of the children involved at the time of the divorce, a child support agreement can be around for a while—anywhere from months or even years. Thus, it should be expected that the document will need to be modified at least once while it is in effect, to take into account changes [...]


5 Steps to Take if a Divorce is Imminent

You may have seen this coming or it may be a sudden realization, but either way, if a divorce is imminent, you need to do what you can to protect yourself, your assets, and your children. Here are some steps to take as soon as you realize that divorce is likely and inevitable. Put on [...]


Man Arrested for Interference with Child Custody

A Dickinson, Texas, resident was arrested and charged with interference with child custody Friday after allegedly violating a court order by taking his son who was reported missing. Dickinson police say William Alva Marshall Jr., 63, was found with the missing child – his 10-year-old biological son – and violated an existing court order. Police [...]


Break-ups After Cohabitation: What About the Kids?

For Texas couples who cohabitate but don't make their relationship official via marriage, matters can be complicated when they split up, especially if children are involved. Statistics show that couples with children 10 years old or younger are more than twice as likely to separate if they haven't formalized their relationship. The tradition of marriage [...]


New Laws may Allow Serving Divorce Papers via Facebook

Texas state representative is proposing a new bill that would allow a person to be served through Facebook. The bill was created to help integrate today's technology to solve the problem of finding a physical address for people who may not want to be found or who may be resistant to being served with divorce papers or [...]


Two Young Children Found Safe After Family Kidnapping

A 48-year-old woman from Kennard was charged with illegally taking two of her grandchildren, a 12-month-old boy and 2-year-old girl, on March 8, 2013. A 6-year-old boy who is also thought to be her grandson was also present and uninjured, and all three children were found in Fort Worth, Texas, about three hours from their [...]


Study Looks at Impact of Faith on Children of Divorce

Recent studies have indicated that children of divorce are less likely to be religious as adults. While divorce can have an impact on a child's religious beliefs and affiliation, a new study claims that the previous reports that divorce causes children to be less religious may be "overstated." A study by a professor at Baylor [...]


The Wedding is Off – Who Gets the Engagement Ring?

Valentine's Day came and went and with it, many dropped to their knees and proposed to their significant other. While Cupid may have been having a hay day with all of the love in the air, he may not appreciate what sometimes occurs afterwards. Apparently, nowadays, many couples who end up calling off their engagements [...]