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Dealing with property and items of sentimental value in a divorce

When a Texas couple chooses to end a marriage, there are a great number of factors that will be of significant concern. While children, custody, support, assets and living arrangements might be worrisome, other issues can come up. If there was a great deal of property obtained during the marriage and some of it has financial or sentimental value, this can be difficult to negotiate. With this in mind, it is important to have a plan beforehand. This requires experienced legal help.

Electronic data and divorce

When a Houston couple goes through a divorce, there are many things that need to be split. These can include property, assets, bank accounts, retirement accounts and other important assets and liabilities.. What about post made on twitter, emails and Facebook? What can happen to them in the event of a divorce?

Texas lawmaker proposes end to no-fault divorce

The lull is nearly over. Statistics show that many couples put off difficult family decisions until after the holidays. With just a few days left in 2016, it is expected that once again a large number of people struggling with unhappy marriages will head to the Harris County courthouse to file for divorce.

Dividing a retirement account during a divorce

When a Houston couple decides to get a divorce, the couple is face with a multitude of decisions. Property division is often one of the most important aspects of the divorce settlement. A person's retirement account is frequently one of their largest assets. Dividing retirement accounts in a divorce is an important task that could have lasting consequences.

How is spousal support determined in Texas?

One major dispute that some couples in Texas who are divorcing face is how much spousal support will be paid by one party to the other. This can be especially complex if one of the parties has significant assets. When it comes to spousal support, the court will decide how much support to award, how long the support will last and when the payments are to be made. There are certain factors that the court will consider when determining whether a spouse is eligible to receive support.

Can out of state property be subject to property division?

When a couple in Texas decides to end their marriage, one of the most contentious issues that can come up as the process moves forward is property division. There are general rules that dictate property division and there are also special circumstances that will dictate how a complex property division will be handled. Those who are in the midst of a divorce or are considering one need to be cognizant of how special circumstances can affect the division and disposition of certain property.

Preparing your finances before divorce

Many people anticipating a divorce go through a combination of relational and financial complications. Fortunately, by taking calculated steps to organizing finances, monetary concerns can be alleviated. Divorces can be expensive, especially with assets and children involved. Learn how to begin getting your finances figured out before the divorce proceeds.

Divorce mediation offers an alternative to litigated divorce

Conflict can be the reason that a couple chooses to divorce, but not every Houston divorce is replete with fighting. In fact, some couples are able to work through the important negotiations of bringing their marriages to an end without the emotional stress of attending courtroom hearings. Couples that are able to do this are often well suited to use divorce mediation as a means of ending their relationships.

Divorce rate doubles for those aged 50 and older

Many people think of divorce as something that primarily affects younger couples, or those in early middle age. However, recent years have shown a big increase in divorces that occur later in life. Over the past 20 years, the divorce rate has doubled for individuals aged 50 and older, and these so-called gray divorces now make up one in four of all divorces.

Health plans and a divorce

For most Texas residents, health care is a critical issue. No one wants to go without health care coverage, and it can be very expensive to get it on your own. A person who is going through a divorce may need to know if they can stay on their ex-spouse's health care plan as a spousal support benefit.

Health plans and a divorce

For most Texas residents, health care is a critical issue. No one wants to go without health care coverage, and it can be very expensive to get it on your own. A person who is going through a divorce may need to know if they can stay on their ex-spouse's health care plan as a spousal support benefit.

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