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Are divorces more likely after stay-at-home orders lift?

For months, therapists and family law experts have predicted a surge in divorces here in Texas and elsewhere as shelter-in-place restrictions are relaxed or lifted. These experts say there are two primary reasons. First, a lot of estranged couples didn’t have a choice...

Can your family benefit from a “nesting” co-parenting arrangement?

Once a marriage ends and children are involved, the traditional approach for joint custody is a two-household situation, where children are shuttled back and forth. Many of their possessions are either duplicated or also transported from house to house. However, a...

Can moving out of the family home affect your divorce outcome?

When spouses begin the divorce process, emotions typically run high, making it extremely difficult for both parties to share the same space. A contentious split may lead one spouse to move out of the family home to avoid confrontations. However, from a strategic point...

What is “just and right” property division in a Texas divorce?

Texas considers any assets acquired by a married couple to be community property, meaning both parties own it. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean couples will split marital assets equally when they get divorced. Texas law provides that the division of property is...

Weighing the pros and cons of going to divorce court

Most couples who decide to end their marriage hope for a quick and painless process. But in many cases, divorce turns out to be anything but easy. Tempers can flare as couples argue over money and property or custody of children – in addition to the underlying reasons...

Consequences for failing to pay child support in Texas

Child support payments can make a significant difference in a child’s life after parents decide to end their relationship. It is also one of the most crucial issues to address during a divorce or break-up between parents. Working out who will pay, how much and how the...

Happy Father’s Day!

Father's Day is just around the corner. Are you a concerned dad? Concerned about your children and your rights?  Custody is not just for moms. If you are a dad seeking custody, consider these three things. First, ask yourself why. Why is this important to you? Are you...

Quarantine and Divorce: What Came First?

The current quarantine is affecting marriages worldwide. Marriage is hard.  It takes two people to show up, sometimes as their best selves and sometimes not, and steadfastly face the joys and challenges of sharing a life. Social distancing has brought many couples...

Mistakes to avoid when telling your kids about your divorce

Divorce can be a traumatic experience for both spouses after a once-loving relationship disintegrates. A split can lead to overwhelming disappointment, anger and anxiety over the future. Those feelings are also intense for children when their parents decide to go...

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