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January 2012 Archives

'Alimony for life' makes moving on after a divorce difficult

When a marriage ends in divorce, there are many issues to be determined, including property division and parenting plans. One concern near the top of people's minds is spousal support--will one spouse have to pay alimony to the other? Unfortunately for some divorced people, this is an issue that goes on and on, long after the marriage is over.

Declare your intentions to evolve after your divorce

A divorce can be a turning point in a person's life--for better or for worse. Many people in Texas and elsewhere will be experiencing that soon, as January is traditionally the month with the most divorce filings occur. This can be due to several reasons, with the timing often tied to the December holiday season.

Divorcing parents might have to sit through 'cooling-off' period

If a Colorado state legislator has his way, couples with children in that state will have to go through a waiting period before they would be permitted to divorce. In addition to a so-called cooling off period of six months, the bill would require substantial educational instruction detailing the impact of divorce on children.

Bill under consideration could make same-sex divorce a lot easier

Because not all jurisdictions perform and recognize same-sex marriage, many people from states in those categories travel to places where it is permitted in order to get married. Texas does not permit same-sex marriage, so many couples wanting to get married may have gone to Washington, D.C., after the District of Columbia legalized same-sex marriage in 2009.

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