Over the past sixty years, more couples have been divorcing than ever before. Stepparenting has become a cultural institution across the country. In states like Texas, there's a blueprint for many people who become stepparents, especially if they're straight and...
Same-Sex Couples & Divorce
If you're divorcing as a same-sex couple in Texas, you may be worried about how the law may apply to your situation, especially when it comes to child custody. The fact is that since the law has changed so much in recent years, many divorcing same-sex couples face...
When people think about domestic violence, they generally have the stereotypical image of a large, aggressive man bullying, threatening and outright abusing a much-smaller woman. But this stereotype doesn't really hold true when they're examined carefully -- and it...
Child support and custody issues can be difficult for any couple to navigate. However, there may be some unique problems that same-sex couples have to face when they split up. If the couple used a surrogate to bring their child into their lives, then the court may...
While it's no longer a constant, many women still change their surnames when they marry. If you do so and you later divorce, are you stuck with that name?Not at all. There are a few things, however, that you need to consider: Should you keep your married name?It's...
The battle for equal rights for same-sex couples didn't end when the Supreme Court quashed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2015. New sorts of battles -- many of them related to the way that same-sex couples were treated in the past -- were just beginning.One of those...
In a genuine moment of clarity, you realized that you and your spouse are entirely ill-suited to each other, and no amount of marriage counseling would change the situation. You decided to seek a divorce.Now, you just have to tell your spouse. How you handle this...
With same-sex marriage now being legal across the country, it is easy for people, no matter their sexual orientation, to assume that marital problems and divorce rates are similar among heterosexual people and the LGBTQ community. You and other Texas residents may be...
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of social or financial status, race, gender and sexual orientation. You and other Texas residents should know that those in same-sex marriages are also vulnerable to intimate partner violence. In fact, some studies...
Every couple who gets married in Texas intends to make a commitment that will last a lifetime. Unfortunately, circumstances often arise that make the relationship untenable. Same-sex couples are no more immune to these forces than heterosexual couples, and divorce is...
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