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January 2017 Archives

Can I modify a prenuptial agreement?

For couples living in Texas, it is even more vital to consider a prenuptial agreement than for couples living in other states. The Lone Star State's long-standing community property laws can split assets in surprisingly unfair ways that neither spouse is pleased with if a divorce comes down the line. But what if you've already made a prenuptial agreement and circumstances change such that it needs to be changed? Can you change your prenuptial agreement?

Consider becoming a foster parent

If you have been fortunate enough to have a stable home and have your physical and emotional needs provided for, you ought to take a moment and simply appreciate what an incredible blessing it is to have those things. Many children in the state of Texas are not so fortunate. The foster care system fights to give a second chance to children who have been born into exceptionally difficult or dangerous situations, but the needs are far greater than the number of families who are willing or able to take in foster children.

Figures start to roll in on new child support law

Back in September of 2016, the Texas Attorney General took aim at parents who do not pay their child support in a timely manner. The new law restricts parents who are sufficiently behind on their child support payments form registering their vehicles. The law has its supporters and detractors, and the preliminary results are beginning to trickle in.

3 tips for women preparing for a divorce

Now that you have made the decision to end your marriage, you have to think about how you are going to address the issues that come up during the split. There are three main areas that you should think about ahead of time so that you are well prepared to work through these issues when the time comes.

Is a prenuptial agreement right for me?

As strange as it may be to think in these terms, a marriage is just as much a business relationship as it is a personal relationship in the eyes of the law. Because of the very real effects that marriage has on your personal property (especially in Texas, where we use community property division methods), a prenuptial agreement is often a vital piece of protection for those entering into a marriage. If you are considering creating a prenuptial agreement, it is worth weighing the disadvantages against the advantages.

Proposed law may end no-fault divorce for Texans

Texas is certainly one of the most surprising states in the union, for many reasons. Among others, it takes wildly different stances on personal freedoms, depending on the venue. While some members of the legislature are introducing bills that would greatly increase access to firearms for all Texas residents, another representative is proposing legislation that would remove Texan couples' right to obtain no-fault divorces.