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Top reasons to mediate your divorce

Divorce is confusing, stressful and can be very difficult to deal with. One of the toughest parts of divorce is deciding with your ex how you will divorce. Some people will attempt to do it on their own; others will enlist help in the form of litigation and/or mediation.

Don't Ignore These Key Issues In International Family Law

Family law is rarely black and white. Each case involves issues as unique as the family itself -- questions such as how to divide property, how to assess the need for financial support, how to determine the validity of any prenuptial agreements, and most importantly, how each parent will continue to play a role in the children's lives.

Analyzing why men recover sooner in a divorce


Ending a marriage can be a difficult time for people in Houston and in the rest of the U.S. Regardless of the circumstances behind the marital dissolution, men and women go through the same whirlwind of emotions once the papers are filed and the ensuing legal battle begins. The emotional gender war revolving around how each person recovers is an ongoing conversation.

Study finds young children are hit hard when parents divorce


We know that children here in Houston and all over the country are affected emotionally and psychologically when their parents divorce. Divorce is not easy and it can affect family members a great deal. A recent determined which age group is most affected by divorce. The study results were quite revealing.

New data reveals rising gray divorce rates


When people think about baby boomers -- the post-World War Two generation -- in Houston people think about a generation of people who grew up during some of the most tumultuous times in human history. Tough and resilient, baby boomers were at the forefront of the social and economic changes that defined the 20th century.

Research suggests facebook use may lead to divorce

Nowadays, if a Houston resident wants to know what's going on with their friends, all that is needed is a laptop or smartphone where one can connect with them via facebook or some other social media website. This is fun and efficient, but recent studies correlate excessive facebook use with an increasing number of divorce and breakups.

Minding money matters while going through divorce

Money matters may not be the top priority of divorcing couples in Houston, Texas. The process can be such a cause of distress that separating spouses often may not consider many costly financial concerns in their efforts to resolve the divorce quickly. However, each of the spouses should be mindful about their finances while going through divorce.

Judge finalizes Simpson divorce, divides assets 50/50

The word divorce can have positive and negative connotations, depending on one's experience. Nevertheless, high-asset divorce often piques the interest of many people. Take, for example, the recently finalized divorce of Joe and Tina Simpson, parents to celebrity singers Jessica and Ashlee, which involved cars, savings and an insurance policy.

Parenting expert -- divorce can benefit children

People united under the law by marriage sometimes experience challenges in the marriage. A number of marital issues may ruin the relationship, which can lead to divorce. For one, having children may cause the parents to have more stress than they would otherwise have. In fact, it may cause the end of a marriage in some cases.

Despite national decline, divorce still an option in Texas

Despite the common perception that the rate of divorce is as high as ever, readers here in Texas may be interested to discover that the overall rate is actually slowly declining. A recent report indicates that the number of divorce cases across the country is decreasing. In 1980, the divorce rate was almost 50 percent. Today, it sits at just over 40 percent. Of course, statistics only tell part of the story and, for the most part, can't adequately describe a particular family's situation. For many Texas couples, the hard decision on whether to part ways simply cannot be attributed to numbers applied at large.

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