Surviving (and enjoying) the holidays after divorce

Nov 16 2018 - Posted by , in Co-Parenting, Divorce, holidays

Surviving (and enjoying) the holidays after divorce

Holidays are stressful. Married or divorced, surviving the holidays can be challenging. If you’re facing the holidays as a divorced parent this year, we have 3 easy-to-follow ideas that will benefit you and your children.   Create new traditions – I know this seems to be the obvious and possibly most over-shared and resisted advice, but take it! You never liked the movie “A Christmas Story” that your ex insisted on watching every year? Don’t …

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4 Tips to Follow DURING a Divorce for Financial Success AFTER a Divorce

Nov 9 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce, Financial Challenges, General

4 Tips to Follow DURING a Divorce for Financial Success AFTER a Divorce

Aside from the emotional aspect, divorce is about two things, children (if applicable), and division of assets and debts. Money – that is what divorce comes down to. Here are some quick and helpful tips to follow during your divorce which will help you long-term after the divorce. Quick tip #1—Avoid the “get me out NOW” approach – granted if you are in the process of divorce, you most likely didn’t reach this decision overnight. …

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When it comes to divorce, WHO do you want looking out for you?

Oct 12 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

When it comes to divorce, WHO do you want looking out for you?

When it comes to divorce, it can almost go without saying that no two divorces are the same; well, no two divorce attorneys are the same either. If you are being faced with dividing up your life, property, and time with your children, who do you want on your side looking out for your best interest? Here are 6 quick tips on how to find the right attorney for YOU. Establish what your situation needs …

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Simple Summary of Community and Separate Property in Texas

Sep 25 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce, Property Division

Simple Summary of Community and Separate Property in Texas

Headed for divorce and wondering how you and your spouse will divide your property? Here is a simplified explanation of the three types of property under Texas law:   Community property – All property acquired by you or your spouse during the marriage is presumed to be community property. While there are exceptions, a good rule of thumb is that any property either you or your spouse obtained during the marriage is community and subject …

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The Law of Diminishing Returns

Aug 31 2018 - Posted by , in Assets, Divorce, Financial Challenges, Property Division

The Law of Diminishing Returns

One of the worst financial decisions in a divorce is to spend more on attorney’s fees than your divorce is “worth”; similar to paying $5,000.00 to fix an engine on your used car worth $3,000.00. The law of diminishing returns refers to a point at which the level of profits or benefits gained is less than the amount of money or energy invested. While the law of diminishing returns may seem black and white, with …

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Dogs in Divorce (and other furry friends too)

Jul 13 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

Dogs in Divorce (and other furry friends too)

Dogs and cats are more than just “pets” to many people. Many consider their 4-legged friends to be family members. You do not need to look far to find a dog or cat with their very own social media page, and yes, you should follow them. Who doesn’t love adorable pictures of animals to brighten each day? So, what happens to the beloved dog or cat when his or her humans separate or divorce? Custody …

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Top 3 Questions In All Family Law Cases

Jun 22 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

Top 3 Questions In All Family Law Cases

Before you embark on any life changing event, you most likely want to know a few very important details… How much will it cost? How long will it take? Will I be successful and “win”? These three questions are usually the first considered when being faced with the possibility of a divorce or a child custody suit.  How much will this cost? Good question. Some “divorce mills”, for lack of a better term, charge a …

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Don’t Drink & Post And Other Useful Common Sense

Jun 8 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

Don’t Drink & Post And Other Useful Common Sense

Summer is upon us and you know what that means… your social media news feed is likely filled with pictures of graduations, vacation adventures, and cocktails on the beach. What you probably do not want to see it filled with is angry ex-spouses, mad moms, and relationship drama that doesn’t belong in the public eye. We have all been there. We have all been guilty at one point of over-sharing on social media not considering …

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Tops For Successfully Co-Parenting This Summer

Apr 26 2018 - Posted by , in Co-Parenting, Divorce

Tops For Successfully Co-Parenting This Summer

It can be difficult enough to agree on how to raise children when you are married. Trying to agree on parenting once your marriage or partnership has dissolved? A challenge to say the least. With summer right around the corner, you may be about to face some additional co-parenting challenges due to your summer possession schedule. Here are some tips to help the summer go smoothly with your family. Purchase a calendar – Maybe more …

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Premarital Agreements – What You Should Know v. What You May Think

Apr 16 2018 - Posted by , in Postnuptial Agreement, Prenuptial Agreement, Separate Property

Premarital Agreements – What You Should Know v. What You May Think

Premarital agreements tend to carry the stigma of a marriage doomed to fail, but that is simply not the case. Premarital agreements aren’t just for the rich & famous or for those who don’t have faith in their marriage lasting. Premarital agreements are useful for blended families, second marriages, business owners, first-time marriages or marriages later in life. Another similar option is a postmarital agreement. Marital agreements are not one-size-fits all (so please don’t try …

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