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Qualified domestic relations orders explained

Qualified domestic relations orders, which are issued by family law courts, grant divorcees in Texas a portion of an ex-spouse's retirement benefits. Benefits must be part of an employer-sponsored plan for the retirement plan to qualify. It is common to draft QDROs...

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Real talk about divorce in Texas

Divorces can be tense situations. Couples are worried about how their assets will be divided and about how much time they'll be able to spend with their kids. These are huge issues that impact people's lives for years down the road. In Texas, couples who are about to...

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Working out a co-parenting plan

Many divorcing couples see divorce as the end of their relationship, but when small children are involved, it is more about redefining the relationship as co-parents. Parenting can be hard, and co-parenting after divorce is no easier, but as long as parents keep the...

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How to make divorce easier

There is no way around the fact that a Texas divorce will be difficult. However, those going through the process can make it easier for themselves. Being methodical and rising above the bitterness are the best starting points for an easier divorce. Perhaps the hardest...

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Filing for divorce from an incarcerated spouse

When a person is incarcerated in Texas, their spouse may decide that it's time to get a divorce. However, to get a divorce in the Lone Star State, certain requirements must be met. First, one spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to filing...

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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 exact reason...

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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...

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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...

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