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Different types of tax relief for divorcing Houston couples

It is often said that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. One area of life in which there are few guarantees is marriage. As some Houston-area couples can attest, sometimes marriage ends in divorce. When a couple starts to ponder divorce, the last thing on their mind may be taxes. Still, it is important for former spouses to know which aspects of property division will involve tax obligations.

A litigated divorce can alter spouses' parenting dynamics

Earlier this month, a father made headlines when his refusal to indulge his son's fast-food wishes resulted in a court-appointed psychologist deeming him an unfit parent. While it sounds outrageous, sometimes there are discrete incidents that, taken out of context, can make a parent in a litigated divorce appear less than capable of caring for his or her child. These same incidents may also provide ammunition to the other parent if a custody battle is swirling around the child in question.

Errors to steer clear of when signing a prenuptial agreement

Once thought of as useful document for only the rich and famous, a prenuptial agreement is actually a tool that can be utilized by any Texas couple prior to tying the knot. These legally valid documents can help a couple address a wide variety of topics, from asset protection to property division. However, as with marriage, rushing into the signing of a prenup can produce issues later on.

Celebs' divorce attorney recommends mediation

Couples going through a divorce, or even anticipating the end of a marriage, may assume that divorce is inherently contentious and conflict is inevitable. While it is true that divorce is never without stress, the process does not need to involve a surplus of strife. In Texas, parties to a divorce have the option of divorce mediation as an alternative to going to court.

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