As divorces become increasingly more complicated, so does the paperwork and stress involved. Although it is true that divorce can lead to some serious expenses for the couple, the complications of the legal proceedings make hiring professionals more advantageous in sorting out property division, alimony, child support and custody and all other agreements.
Residents in Houston, Texas, can anticipate that divorce legal issues often involve child custody, child support and property division. However, a recent case about spouses who battled for the custody of their pets may raise concerns that family dogs can be taken into account in the event of divorce.
After filing for divorce, a San Antonio nurse sought a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband who, at the time, was purchasing and seemingly building up quite a collection of firearms. Before papers could be served, the husband murdered his pregnant wife and then committed suicide a few days later.
One small Texas town has gained notoriety for the increased number of divorces that are occurring there. That this and other small towns in the area are seeing an increase in divorces may be due in part to the economy.
Though various standard forms have been approved regarding divorce, the Texas Supreme Court has stated that "it is always best" to hire an attorney when contemplating a divorce. There is no shortage of online and other materials advertised allowing for individuals to handle the divorce themselves. However, as we mentioned in a previous post, divorce is never simple or easy under any circumstances.
Texas residents can expect to see an increase in elderly divorces over the coming years. There has been as much as a 50 percent rise in the divorce rate for elderly individuals during the past two decades.
Houston family law clients are more often asking attorneys to prepare prenuptial agreements than have been drawn up in the past. Prenuptial agreements are also getting more imaginative in the wording and conditions, and individuals seemingly are more aware that their marriage may possibly end in divorce.
The highest rate reported domestic violence in the state of Texas occurs in Harris County. Unfortunately, Harris County also has the highest number of deaths that occur due to domestic violence as well.
"Whatever happened to the person I married?" That's a question that spouses ask all the time, and that's especially true when couples' divorce. After a divorce, rather than working together to achieve goals mutually, a couple may now being actively pursuing ends that are not in the best interest of the other spouse.
It has been reported by the Houston Chronicle that unpaid child support is nearing $11 billion. Though there may be a wide variety of reasons for why this figure is so high, such a statistic does not bode well for the number of parents that are concerned about the welfare of their children.