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July 2018 Archives

What is considered marital property?

Going through a divorce in Texas can often be daunting. While there are many difficult topics to discuss, one of the most overwhelming may be that of property division. You may find it difficult to separate property that you have accumulated throughout years of marriage. Before you finalize your divorce settlement, however, it is important to ensure you fully understand all of the items that are eligible for division.

Collecting documentation for your child custody hearing

A custody battle may be one of the most difficult things you will ever have to endure. Following what may have been an emotional divorce, you may now have to engage with your former spouse in a dispute over who is the more fit parent for your children. While the very premise of it may be distasteful to you, it is possible that if you do not take careful steps to prepare for this hearing, you risk losing custody of your children.

Can you get child support for your adult disabled child?

If you and your spouse contemplate a Texas divorce and are the parents of a disabled child over the age of 18, can you seek child support for that child even if (s)he no longer lives with you? This was the issue the Supreme Court of Texas addressed in the 2018 case of In the Interest of C.J.N.-S. and J.C.N.-S. 

International abduction: How to get your child back

When you got divorced, you may have believed that although your marriage was ending, your relationship with your former spouse would continue because you have a child together. For the most part, you may have thought you'd merely have to be civil, adhere to your court order and do your best to keep things amicable between you for the sake of your child or children.

What factors may be considered when determining custody?

One of the most difficult issues to resolve when going through a divorce is that of child custody. When your marriage does not work out and you make the hard decision to end the relationship, children are often caught in the crossfire. If you decide to undergo a traditional court divorce, the judge presiding over the case will often consider several factors before determining the type of custody arrangement will work best for the situation.

Understanding the gray divorce trend

Many people in Texas and across the United States believe that once they have been married for 20 years or more, they have survived the hardest challenges of marriage and are safe from the threat of divorce. The truth is, however, that the number of people who are filing for divorce over the age of 50 has gradually increased over the past few decades. The trend known as gray divorce is becoming more common as couples who have been married for over 30 years are deciding to terminate their marriage.

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