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November 2013 Archives

Dealing with child support delinquencies

Divorce is never an easy undertaking, especially if children are involved. If the non-custodial parent isn't paying child support, it makes life difficult for the custodial parent who has to see to the day-to-day expenses that can add up quickly. There are a few ways that a custodial parent in Texas can deal with this problem. It is important for parents to recognize when to involve the courts and when to handle it themselves.

Murdoch divorce finalized

Texas residents may be interested to learn that entertainment and media mogul Rupert Murdoch finalized his divorce from his third wife on Nov. 20. The couple met in a Manhattan court to notify a judge of their decision. They did not release the terms of this high-asset divorce settlement; however, the couple issued a statement confirming that they reached an "amicable" agreement and declined to comment further.

What grandparents can do to have visitation

Having conversations with former in-laws about parenting time during Thanksgiving can be an awkward proposition. After all, the relationship with the child’s other parent is essentially over, and depending on how it ended, this may be a good thing. However, there are other relatives in the child’s life that wish to continue a relationship; most importantly, grandparents.

Beware of dog. Pit-bull lawyers may not be good for divorcees

One of the most difficult decisions a divorcee will make is choosing a lawyer. While it may seem like a simple choice, hiring a lawyer can be difficult in that a client must select an attorney who they comfortable sharing intimate details of their lives, they must have the experience to deal with the unique issues their divorce, and they must have the correct temperament to maintain the client’s cool.

Divorcing parents should plan like retailers for the holidays

If you haven’t received a Christmas catalog from a retailer, chances are that a circular advertising holiday prices has reached your mailbox. Indeed, retailers want to get your attention as soon as possible so that they can get on your radar. If this happens, chances are that you are likely to spend money with them rather than another retailer.

Getting advice during divorce? Here's how to handle it.

Divorce is hard enough by yourself, dealing with the advice and opinions of family and friends can be nerve-wracking. While they may feel like they are trying to help, their opinions could make things that should not be difficult during a divorce unbearable. Suffice it to say, there comes a point in every makeshift therapy session where a potential divorcee has to make a decision about the advice they are getting.

How to find hidden assets

Many people in the throes of divorce may be concerned about whether a spouse is hiding assets. However, people in these positions may not have the resources to hire a forensic accountant or another investigator root out assets that are rightfully yours. While you may gasp at the sight of your spouse’s financial affidavit (because you know it’s not true), there are several documents that your attorney can request (and review) to find hidden assets.

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