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December 2016 Archives

How to separate your finances before divorce

Facing the reality of divorce throws many people into a lot of turmoil. It is important, however, to keep your eye on practical matters. Chief among those are your finances. It is a smart idea to begin separating your finances before you file for divorce, so that you are not blindsided with bills that you suddenly cannot pay once the divorce process is in full swing. The best way to go about this is to review your finances and determine your future needs.

When should you file for a restraining order in a divorce?

Sadly, restraining orders are sometimes necessary for divorces. Divorces are complex legal matters that intersect with every aspect of peoples' lives, financial, emotional, religious, and familial. It is very common that these issues can overwhelm a person and lead to unacceptable behavior. This post will go over that behavior and what you can do about it.

How do you obtain visitation rights with your newborn?

The court determines custody and visitation based on what is in the best interests of the child. The only takes the parents into consideration as a facet of that over-arching paradigm. But, newborns offer a unique challenge. This post will go over infants and the legal issues they present.

Consequences of disobeying child custody orders

Child custody orders are (usually) a paragon of compromise. The court tries to act in the best interests of the child, and that (usually) means including both parents in the custody arrangement. Unfortunately, compromise is another word for "everyone is unhappy settlement." Sometimes that unhappiness can lead parents down unwise paths.

Inside tips from a divorce attorney, Part 1

Many people think that they understand divorce because they've seen it reenacted on Court TV and in movies so often. The sad reality is that it is much slower and complicated than any Hollywood portrayal could ever give. This post will go over the inside knowledge of divorces, as learned by attorneys over the years.

What happens to debt in a divorce?

Contrary to some beliefs, getting divorced in a community property state does not mean that any debts incurred during the marriage get split 50/50. Texas' community property laws start with the assumption that property acquired during the marriage belongs to both spouses, but it also includes several exceptions and qualifications. The same is true for debt.

Paternity suits explained

Paternity suits are civil claims brought against an unwed father by the mother of their mutual child. The purpose of the action is to establish paternity. Paternity is the establishment of formal legal rights between a father and child. This post will go over the basics of paternity suits and how they are litigated.

Tips for finding a good marriage counselor, Part 1

Many couples these days seek out marriage counseling. It is a good solution if both people are committed to working on and salvaging the relationship. In recent years, the marriage counseling business has boomed, leading to a multiplication of counselors with a wide-range of specialties. With so many options, how can you find a reliable counselor at an affordable price?


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