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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‘Internet of things’ may simplify life, but it can complicate divorce

May 24 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

The internet of things: have you heard of it? Maybe you only know the acronym – IoT. According to proponents, this is the promise of personal empowerment through internet-linked technology. Specifically, IoT represents how, by using network-connected smart devices and our smartphones, we can: secure the front door without using a key; generate a grocery list based on what the refrigerator sees on its shelves; or even install a doorbell with a camera that monitors …

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Tips For Successfully Co-Parenting This Summer

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

Tips 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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‘Do’ and ‘Not Do’ tips regarding retirement assets in divorce

Mar 27 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

The dissolution of a marriage is rarely simple. Legally, ending an average Texas marriage might be easier when the couple is younger. However, because assets accumulate over the course of a union, the process tends to become more complicated if the couple is older. Valuation of real assets, such as homes, requires skill. There are issues of how to divide marital debts to consider. Also, there can be questions of retirement savings. In the past …

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Investing In Your Future After Divorce Starts Before You File

Mar 27 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce, Financial Challenges

When most people think of life events which can negatively impact one’s financial future, the first to come to mind may be a disability, death of a spouse, change of employment, or a medical emergency. Many do not consider divorce, which can have the most significant impact on your financial future. Divorce will impact your financial situation now and for many years to come. So where do you start when your financial stability is at …

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Common Divorce Mistakes With Simple Solutions

Mar 9 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

Common Divorce Mistakes With Simple Solutions

Most people learn from experience. Whether it is riding a bike, golfing, cooking, or playing guitar, you usually aren’t an expert on your first try. Learning and being successful usually require practice and gaining experience. So how are you expected to be successful navigating through a divorce, likely something you have neither practiced nor have experience with? The best place to start – find someone who does possess the experience and knowledge to guide you …

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The reality of age creep in divorce

Feb 27 2018 - Posted by , in Divorce

For the late, great David Bowie, Golden Years seemed to reflect budding youth. At least that’s the sense of the lyrics he wrote for his hit song by that title. A more traditional interpretation of golden years is that period of retirement – a time to slow down and enjoy life. Happily married couples likely look forward to these years, anticipating doing the things they always talked about, but never did because work, children – …

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The Fears Before, During, & Following Your Divorce

Feb 23 2018 - Posted by , in Assets, Divorce, Parenting & Custody Agreements

Often divorce is not just cut and dry. Between dividing up assets & debts and raising children between two households, we are still humans with human emotions. It is normal to fear divorce along with the uncertainty of your future. These fears are normal. Where will you live? How will you pay your bills? How will you tell the kids and your friends and family? Will you be alone forever? Are you making the right …

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SCOTUS looks at insurance benefits in divorce

Dec 11 2017 - Posted by , in Divorce

Divorce is the legal process by which a marriage contract is dissolved. Anyone who has been through the process knows that it can tend to get complicated. The older a divorcing couple happens to be, the more intertwined their assets are. That can require finding solutions for dividing property that require zigging and zagging through assets to achieve an equitable balance. If some individual asset happens to fall through a crack, it can trigger disputes later that …

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