Divorce rate doubles for those aged 50 and older

Dec 7 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

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. While many of the divorce legal issues may be the same whether …

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Health plans and a divorce

Dec 1 2016 - Posted by , in Divorce, High Asset 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. When a marriage ends there are many changes to a person’s life, including living situations, financial arrangements and health …

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Altering child custody arrangements during the school year

Nov 18 2016 - Posted by , in Collaborative Law

A child’s best interests evolve as that child grows. As a result, specific family circumstances that may have once served a child’s best interests beautifully may no longer do so once a child enters a new phase of development. If your co-parenting situation is no longer structured in a way that best reflects your child’s developmental needs, you may be thinking about altering that situation. Unfortunately, there is no perfect time to alter one’s parenting …

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How can a prenuptial agreement help a couple before marriage?

Nov 16 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

The months, weeks and days leading up to a wedding are supposed to be a joyful and exciting time. The prospect of entering into a marriage with the promise of a lifetime of love and the start of a new family together cannot be understated. But, unfortunately, the fact remains that in the United States nearly half of marriages ultimately end in divorce. And, the divorce process can often turn ugly with emotions, resentment and …

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If you marry on this day, prepare to divorce

Nov 10 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

Preparations for a wedding day can include travel plans, hiring a photographer, finding and booking an appropriate venue for the ceremony, lining up a spot for a reception, and much, much more. However, if you do all of that just to have a wedding on Valentine’s Day, you might as well start preparations for a divorce as well. At least that’s the conclusion of a recent study on the worst days for weddings. Researchers found that those …

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Three things you can do to protect your money during a divorce

Nov 4 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

When a Houston couple is considering a divorce, it is an especially emotional and stressful time. There is so much that needs to be done but it can be hard to even think straight. One of the most important things that happens during a divorce is regarding finances. There are a few things a person can do to protect their money during a divorce. There will be life after a divorce, so taking a few …

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Does a postnuptial agreement make sense?

Oct 28 2016 - Posted by , in Postnuptial Agreement, Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular among Houston residents who are engaged. But the lesser known postnuptial agreements are also becoming more popular. These may make sense for married Houston couples. A postnuptial agreement spells out what happens to assets and debts if a couple is to be divorced. The postnuptial agreement is drawn up and signed after a couple is married. There are many reasons why a couple would draft a postnuptial agreement. One …

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What can I include in my prenup?

Oct 21 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

Although bringing up the topic of a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, with your soon-to-be spouse may be an uncomfortable conversation, especially with all the joys of a wedding and a lifelong commitment to your future, there is no denying that the benefits of a prenup are vast. But what can be included in a prenup? More than you may think. A common belief is that prenuptial agreements only cover a couple’s property division in the …

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Family pets and divorce

Sep 23 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

Many Houston families have pets. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, between 37 percent and 47 percent of American households have a dog, with between 30 percent and 37 percent having a cat. When a couple decides to get a divorce, it can be hard to figure out who gets to keep the family pet. A couple going through a divorce have many issues they need to work out. These may …

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A prenuptial agreement does not have to be something negative

Sep 9 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

When a Houston couple gets engaged, the least romantic thing they may be able to think of is creating a prenuptial agreement. Deciding on a date, venue, dresses, decorations, and everything else is way more exciting and romantic. But, taking the time to discuss a prenuptial agreement can be good for the marriage. Many couples are still hesitant in creating a prenuptial agreement. They may think their fiancé will not agree to it and will then …

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