Children need help understanding a divorce

A divorce can be a difficult event for adults and children alike. However, parents in Texas and across America are encouraged to be open and honest about the fact that their children’s lives are about to change. While your child doesn’t have to know the...

Getting by at work while getting a divorce

Divorce is one of the biggest hardships one can go through in life, topped only by the stress of dealing with the death of a loved one. When going through a separation, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to focus on work. While it is important to keep boundaries...

Things to consider in a gray divorce

When couples in Texas get divorced after the age of 50, there are different concerns that they may have than if their marriage was dissolving in their younger years. Instead of providing for the children, the primary issue is whether a spouse can retain adequate...

Keeping sanity during a messy divorce

A contentious divorce in Texas can grind a spouse down emotionally and do damage to their psyche. The stress can be difficult to bear, even if the legal issues are being resolved. Those who are going through the process must learn how to care for themselves throughout...

Co-parenting effectively

When parents go through a divorce in Texas, there is no one right answer when it comes to child custody. Unlike assets, which must be split 50-50, there is no requirement that parents share custody equally although it is recommended that parents do this when possible....

Be proactive to protect credit in a divorce

Many people in Texas who have been through a divorce have found that the process has knocked their credit score down by at least 50 points. However, it does not have to be this way. While there may be an unavoidable impact on credit, some of the damage can be avoided...

The benefits of a prenuptial agreement

Texas is a community property state, which means that nearly all assets and debt acquired during marriage are divided equally in a divorce. Though assets acquired by one spouse before marriage are generally considered separate property, actions taken during marriage...

Avoid needless fights in the divorce process

In Texas, a divorce has a greater likelihood of ending up in court when the two parties provoke each other during the process. Taking the high road is a vital thing to do while the issues are being worked out because people tend to litigate more when they are...