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January 2015 Archives

Why do some people divorce less than a year into their marriage?

We hear all the time about celebrities who divorce just months after walking down the aisle. However, it happens to people from all walks of life. While it may seem difficult for friends, families and co-workers to understand why a couple calls it quits so soon, there are many valid reasons for doing so. It's hard to count the number of celebrity couples who rushed into marriage then promptly filed for divorce just months later.

What can Texas couples address in a prenuptial agreement?

With many Texas couples making plans for Valentine's Day weddings right about now, we thought this would be a good time to discuss prenuptial agreements. While not the most romantic of wedding preparations, a prenup can help a couple codify just what assets and debts will remain individual and which ones will be considered marital property.

Tax considerations for newly-divorced Texans

Texans going through a divorce are likely overwhelmed on many different levels. Many couples neglect to think about how their custody, support and asset division agreements will impact their taxes, but they can -- significantly. The decisions you make after you and your spouse split up and during your divorce can have a significant impact on future taxes. Here are a few things to consider and discuss with your financial and legal advisors.