When it comes to getting a divorce, many couples envision a contentious situation where the former spouses fight over every last thing from entitlements to property, spousal and/or child support or any number of other concerns. However, breaking up really doesn't have to be so hard to do. Instead, mediation, a type of alternative dispute resolution, can be used in lieu of going to court. The … [Read more...] about How mediation can result in a less contentious divorce
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The idea behind child support is to ensure that both the custodial and non-custodial parent contribute proportionately to child's necessities as well as extracurricular activities. That being said, life happens, circumstances change, costs increase and a need for a modification to a child support order may be needed. Child support payments generally do not come to an end until the child … [Read more...] about Making sense of how child support modifications work
When people divorce, they often reflect on what led up to the end of the marriage. Where did it all fall apart? What were the signs? Could it have been possible to predict that the marriage would end? Realistically, there is no hard-and-fast rule for predicting divorce. And while there may be signs that the relationship was suffering, it isn't always easy to see those signs until much later. … [Read more...] about Predicting divorce with science: Is it possible?
There are many legal issues to navigate during a divorce. One that can often be contentious involves child custody matters. It is important to note that many family law matters fall within state law. As a result, the answers to questions can vary depending on the state you reside. The answers in this piece are geared specifically towards those going through a divorce in Texas. Is there a … [Read more...] about Child custody in Texas: Answers to 3 common questions
There is an unfortunate situation many people across Houston have experienced: two spouses in a crumbling marriage, constantly fighting, deceiving each other and generally just making life miserable for each other. It's all enough to make one or both parties bitter, angry, depressed and vengeful. However, as ugly as life might be in the weeks, months or years leading up to a divorce, it does … [Read more...] about Even if marriage wasn’t pretty, divorce doesn’t have to get ugly