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November 2016 Archives

Overview of Texas adoption rules

Adoption laws vary from state to state. There has been an effort to move states to the Uniform Adoption Act however results have been spotty at best. It is best if you seek the advice of an attorney before attempting to adopt a child, to ensure that you comply and meet all rules. This post will go over the requirements to adopt a child in Texas.

Manimony: Alimony for men

Pew Research stated that in 2012, there were nearly two million stay-at-home dads -- almost double that of 1989. Why the change? Some modern households now rely on the wife for financial support. Today, women can be the "breadwinner," and many females have a higher earning potential than men. This means men can take care of the home and children. So, what happens when you file for divorce and you no longer have the financial support you once had from your wife?

Advice to modify your retirement after divorce

If you are going through a divorce, the worst thing you can do for your retirement is nothing. Your retirement will be fundamentally affected by your divorce. It is imperative that you anticipate the effect on your retirement and how you will compensate for the changes. This post will go over some modifications for your divorce.

Long-term separation vs. divorce

Physical separation is a normal precursor to a divorce. Sometimes the separation is amicable, but usually, it is the result of a culmination of altercations, the final one being the penultimate "move out." But, as time and distance bring perspective, sometimes couples decide to try again or separate. It is in this limbo that some people get stuck into the separation vs. divorce dynamic. This post will go over this dynamic and bring some perspective to your choice.

Millennials are seeking prenuptial agreements in greater numbers

Millennials are shifting the market once again. Before it was their preference for experiences over possessions and now they are putting their money where their mouth is and demanding prenuptial agreements that protect intellectual property, including undeveloped ideas. Prenups traditionally assigned "old money" assets like cash, income, investments, and real estate. But, Millennials are recognizing another asset, the ideas in their mind.

Stepparent adoptions explained

There are several types of adoptions, each with their specific requirements, including stepparent adoption. But in stepparent adoptions, many of these barriers are removed. For example, in other adoptions, the court requires home visits, hearings, and long waiting periods, however, for stepparent adoptions, the court removes the home visits and hearings. The law is laxer with stepparent adoptions because the child and parent are (1) related and (2) already know one another.

When are divorces most common?

Surprisingly, according to a recent study, divorces are most common at the end of Spring and the end of Summer. The study, out of the University of Washington, found that divorce filings peak in March and August. The study concluded after a 14-year exhaustive review of divorce filings.

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