During mediation, you might find yourself not just discussing emotional issues, but ones that are personal in nature or financially sensitive as well. This is why it's important that once you and your ex have decided that pursuing an amicable divorce through mediation is best for you, you'll want to find a mediator that you both can trust. When you're interviewing potential mediators that … [Read more...] about What are attributes I should look for in a divorce mediator?
When some parents wind up in divorce court in Houston, they are ready to tear each other’s throats out. They have lost sight of their kids and are ready and willing to do any and everything to keep the person they once loved from moving on with their lives. If you worry that your divorce situation will play out the same way, it is time for you to consider an alternative. Mediation is not an … [Read more...] about Reasons to Consider Mediation
As a parent, it's completely normal for you to want the best for your child, which likely involves spending the majority of you time living with them. There's a fine line, though, between a justifiable reason to request a custody modification and an emotionally-charged, potentially frivolous one. If you suspect that your child's life may be in some type of immediate danger when in the custody … [Read more...] about Various Reasons You May Be Able to Request a Custody Modification
On behalf of Currier & Martin PLLC posted in divorce mediation on Friday, November 3, 2017. One recent estimate suggests that as much as 70 percent of all couples who file for divorce do so without first seeking out the guidance of a skilled attorney. When it's their time to go in front of a judge to hear their case, one family law judge contends that they often tell him that they just want … [Read more...] about Why Mediation May Be an Ideal Way to Resolve Your Divorce
Child support is generally paid by the noncustodial parent to the parent who retains primary physical custody to help cover the basis expenses associated with raising a child. Even if the noncustodial parent is ordered to pay the maximum support amount, though, it frequently falls short of covering all the extra expenses that arise in raising a child. These added costs associated with raising a … [Read more...] about Costs That Child Support Isn’t Intended to Cover in Texas
If a couple is considering divorce or is already in the process, the spouses must make several considerations. Financial stability and support is usually a large component of the asset division process. Whether a spouse is looking to receive or may have to pay, there are a few key things that he or she should know about how the courts determine spousal support. Eligibility Texas Family … [Read more...] about Understanding Spousal Support in a Texas Divorce
The thought of attending your first mediation session can be nerve wracking. You might be concerned over how your ex is going to act or what's going to be put out on the table that you're unprepared for. Luckily, if you enter the room armed with some insight as to what to expect, you'll be leaps and bounds ahead of others who've gone into it blind in the past. One of perhaps the most important … [Read more...] about Things To Do Before Heading to Your First Mediation Session
Many dog owners expect that if they had the dog before marrying, then it'll automatically remain in their custody once the divorce is finalized. That's not necessarily the case though. While it is important who the dog belonged to prior to the marriage, it also matters who took care of it during the marriage. If you can prove that you were its primary caretaker throughout the relationship, then … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Keep the Dogs When You Get Divorced?
You work hard to procure and maintain your estate. Therefore, it is only right that you be able to properly designate who benefits from what you possess after you pass on. If you divorce, you may wonder what will become of the parts of the estate that you previously left to your ex-spouse. You may find it surprising how a Texas divorce can affect your will. Will interpretation after … [Read more...] about Affect of a Texas Divorce On Your Will
When a couple first starts talking about separating, if they have kids, it's common for them to worry about how the dissolution of their relationship is going to impact them. How easy this process is for your children will depend on how diligently you, as a parent, work to make this transition as seamless for them as possible. Perhaps one of the most important things you and your ex can do to … [Read more...] about How to reduce the impact of the divorce on your children