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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, [...]

2018-09-13T17:10:36+00:00

What Happens When You Establish Paternity?

It can be legally beneficial to establish paternity for all parties involved. It ensures that the father is not denied his parental rights, particularly if the father and mother separate. Also, by establishing paternity, the child can receive benefits such as child support, insurance, Social Security, and veteran survivor benefits. Here’s more about how to [...]

2018-09-13T17:10:10+00:00

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, [...]

2018-07-19T20:41:41+00:00

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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:41:07+00:00

5 Things to Know About Stepparent Adoption in Texas

April 20, 2018 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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:40:57+00:00

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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:40:32+00:00

Understanding How Child Support is Determined in Texas

January 20, 2018 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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:40:22+00:00

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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:40:03+00:00

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 [...]

2018-07-19T20:39:53+00:00