There’s been a steady movement toward equally shared custody of children after divorce in this country. Under Texas law, the default is still a 75/25 split. A bill currently in the Texas legislature would change that to 50/50. House Bill 803, however, has yet to even...
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Your spouse tells you that they don’t want to get divorced. They blame you for the way the marriage is ending. You can tell that they’re frustrated and angry, and you worry that they’re looking to get even. One of the most common ways that people do this is by hiding...
When a couple decides to divorce, disputes over money are common -- particularly when it comes to issues of spousal support. You may be able to make your support payments comfortably today, but a significant portion of your wealth could be gone in an instant if you...
When you are going through a difficult divorce, everything that used to make sense or seem to be true may not any longer. Your life will feel complex, and the stresses will feel difficult to resolve or escape from. It's also likely that you'll have a wide range of...
One estimate is that parents pay at least $33 billion in child support annually in the U.S. The truth is that less than half of custodial parents ever receive the full payment that the court initially ordered. If you're behind on your child support and are worried...
Ask virtually anyone who went through a divorce, and they’ll likely tell you that divorce can wreak havoc on your finances, and more specifically, your credit, as well. While the act of divorce in itself may not adversely impact your credit score, the handling of...
When opposite-sex couples decide to get divorced and begin splitting up assets, it may seem pretty straightforward. If they got married in 2010, everything they bought jointly after that is a marital asset that they purchased together. These are the assets they both...
If there is one thing that can raise the temperature in a divorce, it is money. Even if your spouse has plenty, they might prefer to watch it burn than to give any to you. It pays to take action early if you suspect this may be your spouse’s mentality. One option...
Our firm is pleased to welcome attorney Nicole Voyles to the team. Nicole is an experienced family lawyer and an enthusiastic participant in Houston community life. She is an in-demand speaker on the Texas legal education circuit and author of several family law...
It can be difficult to celebrate Mother’s Day after you go through a divorce, depending on your circumstances. If you don’t have custody of your children that day or you have asked to have your children but your ex-spouse doesn’t want to give up time, then this can be...
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