It's essential in a divorce to work to get what you need to move forward with your life. That doesn't mean fighting over everything just because you want to get back at your spouse. It does mean determining what is important to you and fighting for that. However, too many people give away power during a divorce in ways they don't even realize. Following are some important ways to avoid doing that.
Sometimes, unfortunately, close relationships can descend into threats and violence. No one should have to deal with that. There are legal steps that you can take to help protect yourself, your children and other loved ones against anyone who has done harm or threatened harm to you.
In most cases in Texas, child custody is going to be awarded to the mother, the father or a split between the two. This is considered to be ideal by the court, which will often strive to make sure that both parents are in the child's life.
We talked recently about the anticipation by Texas same-sex couples of the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court on the national legalization of same-sex marriage. That decision is expected before the end of June.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Texans as well as LGBT couples throughout the country are awaiting a potentially-historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court on the legalization of same-sex marriage. A number of legal experts and scholars are predicting that the high court will hand down a ruling that effectively legalizes same-sex marriages throughout the country. That ruling is expected to be announced by the end of this month.
To many Texans, the thought of Islamic Koranic law (also known as "Sharia Law") or any other law based upon a specific religion or the laws of another country taking over the state's courts seems far-fetched. To others, however, it seems to be a real concern.
Preparation can be key to getting a divorce settlement that will provide you with the financial resources you need to begin a new chapter of your life. It will also help prevent an estranged spouse from hiding or taking resources that the two of you should have split.
You and your spouse have worked hard for many years and saved money in 401(k)s, pension plans or other types of retirement accounts. You're on your way to living out your golden years in comfort. Then the marriage ends.
Many Texas residents facing divorce don't really know what to expect, particularly if they don't have friends or family who have been through it. They've only seen divorces on TV or read about celebrity break-ups. Both of these tend to have more drama than the real thing.
For many Texans, their relationships with their companion animals is very special. They are part of the family. In fact, many people in abusive relationships don't leave for fear that their abuser will harm the family pet.