All married couples go through life-altering events together. Sometimes, they bring them closer, while other times they can tear a marriage apart.
Most Texas parents who divorce worry about the impact on their children. Because school-age children and teens may be likely to express their feelings clearly on the matter, parents may be more focused on them than on younger children.
When Texas couples divorce, the largest item they are likely to have to deal with is their home. For most of us, that means a residence on which we have a substantial mortgage. One mortgage planner advises divorcing couples who have a home to "[s]ell it, pay off the mortgage and move on."
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.
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.
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.
A study by researchers at two major universities found some interesting differences in the impact of divorce on young children in different economic groups. However, the findings raise even more questions about why these differences exist.
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.
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.
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.