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Divorce Archives

How to protect your credit rating after your divorce

You and your spouse have finalized your divorce agreement and gone your separate ways. However, he or she may still impact your life, and not for the better, through your credit rating. Sometimes an ex is simply irresponsible with money. In other cases, he or she may deliberately harm you financially.

How to make your divorce a positive change for your family

Many Texas residents find that a divorce is necessary for their emotional well-being. However, how you handle your divorce can have a significant impact on your children's emotional health and future as well. One parenting, behavior and education expert says that there are things that you can do to have a "good divorce" that actually benefits the entire family.

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.

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.

Why the post-Christmas spike in Google searches for 'divorce?'

Google searches say a lot about the things that people around the world are interested in as well as their moods, according to researchers who study trends in the most-commonly-searched words and phrases throughout the year. The ups and downs of searches for "divorce" around the holiday season can be telling.

Can same-sex couples who move to Texas get driver's licenses?

As we've noted in previous posts, there have been legal challenges to Texas' ban on same-sex marriage, but so far to no avail. After the first of the year, an appeals court will hear a case that contends that our state's ban on these marriages in unconstitutional.

Ex-wife of oil billionaire may appeal alimony decision

A nearly $1 billion divorce settlement sounds like a win to most people. However, when you're talking about oil money, it's a different story. That's why Sue Ann Hamm is reportedly considering appealing the ruling that ordered her now-former husband, oil billionaire Harold Hamm, to pay her $972 million. Under the ruling, Hamm is to pay $323 million to his former wife before the first of the year, and then $7 million each month until the balance is paid. That's just the cash. She's also getting two properties totaling almost $20 million and the couple's livestock, among other assets.

Fallout from leaked tape impacting actor's ability to pay support

The fallout from the release of an audiotape in which actor Stephen Collins allegedly admits to sexually molesting underage girls has harmed the former "7th Heaven" star's career so much that he is no longer able to afford his spousal support payments. That's what the actor's attorney has told the court hearing his divorce case as well as the press.

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