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...
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...
The biggest assets are often what couples fight about when they divorce. Rather than arguing about an easily replaceable television, you are likely to concern yourself with belongings with substantial value, like your home and any investment accounts. Retirement...
The women’s rights movement led to major changes across the country. In the state of Texas, Louise Raggio spearheaded some of the very first major wins in that field. She laid the groundwork for Texas family law, and that served as a model for many other states in the...
Throughout life, it is not unusual for people to receive monetary gifts or inheritances, which can sometimes come in considerable amounts. Though you may greatly appreciate the inheritance, it can be stressful to think about it when going through a divorce. After all,...
You never thought twice about sharing your credit cards with your spouse -- nor did your spouse think anything about lending you their cards when you needed them.Over time, though, those debts have piled up. Now that you're getting a divorce, what happens to them?...
Whenever a couple heads for a split, both sides are usually concerned about their property rights. Questions can range from things like, "Who gets to keep the furniture?" to "What happens to the retirement fund?" The more assets you have at stake, the bigger your...
You're more than just hurt over your spouse's behavior and request for a divorce. You're furious. You feel used and betrayed, and you aren't really interested in splitting your assets fairly. In fact, the thought has occurred to you that you should just sell...
When it comes time to get a divorce, there's a big difference between community property and separate property. Community property is subject to division and has to be split with your spouse. Separate property does not. Why, then, is your spouse trying to claim that...
When you and your ex-spouse first divorced, the kids were small. Your job kept you busy throughout the week, so it only made sense for the kids to spend most of their time with your ex. Your child support agreement appropriately reflected the fact that the kids were...
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