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Texas lawmakers drop effort to defy expected Supreme Court ruling

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.

Bill to prevent 'foreign laws' now in the Texas governor's hands

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.

Start collecting documentation when divorce is on the horizon

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.

Why does the divorce process surprise many Texans?

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.

How choosing annulment over divorce in Texas impacts your taxes

When a couple seeks to end a marriage, divorce is generally the chosen method. However, in some cases, they are able to get an annulment. The requirements for a court to grant an annulment are much more narrow than for a divorce. If you do choose to go that route, there are important tax considerations that you should keep in mind. To the Internal Revenue Service, it makes a big difference whether a couple gets a divorce or annulment.

'Red flags' that Texans should watch out for in their marriages

The decision by one or both spouses to end their marriage rarely happens suddenly. One family law attorney notes that there are many "red flags" that a marriage could be in trouble. However, too many people ignore or don't recognize them until they become serious issues that leave the relationship irretrievably damaged.

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