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Divorce Archives

Mediation helps protect your children during divorce

Many parents whose marriages come to an end know that they need to move on, but worry about how the divorce process may affect their children. In far too many cases, one parent remains in an unhealthy or abusive relationship for the sake of children. In some other instances, children become bargaining chips between parents trying to punish each other in the divorce process.

Can I pay spousal support all at once?

When working out a divorce settlement, one of the most divisive components of reaching a fair agreement is the matter of spousal support. The issue can be enormously frustrating for both parties, especially the party who faces making ongoing payments to a spouse he or she would like to sever ties with as much as possible. While it is unlikely that you can circumvent your responsibility to spousal support altogether, you may be able to keep from making ongoing payments.

Proposed bill would do away with no-fault divorce

Those who have lived in Texas for some time are likely aware that the Lone Star State already has some unique laws on the books, as one of only a few states that employs community property laws. The needle is poised to move even further now, with a Texas lawmaker proposing changes to state law that would make it even more difficult for couples to obtain a divorce.

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.

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.

Do 50% Of Marriages Really End In Divorce?

Getting engaged and then ultimately married is an exciting time of life. A new shared life with the person of your dreams and endless possibilities. Amid the excitement, have you had the experience of that one well-intentioned friend, family member, or co-worker reminding you that 50% of all marriages end in divorce? You might be surprised and relieved to learn that divorce is actually at an all-time low in the U.S.

Divorce And The Stay-At-Home Dad

A more challenging employment market and an evolving family dynamic have undoubtedly played a part in the steady increase of fathers who stay at home as full-time parents. In the year 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau recorded at least 250,000 men who carried this title. For stay-at-home dads who are facing divorce, this scenario can create a complex situation.

Infidelity isn't the top reason for divorce

Perhaps in part because of the way that relationship breakdowns are portrayed in books and movies, people often assume that most divorces happen because one spouse cheated on the other. However, though this does happen, it's not the top reason. A panel of experts determined that the actual top reason for a divorce was that couples have communication problems.

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