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Men should consider a divorce financial advisor

If you are a man in the process of a divorce in Texas, you will likely need financial advice just the same as anyone else. Your life after the divorce will change as your assets have been divided and you may owe child support. Thus, taking the time and investing in a...

When the other parent files for child custody

A parent who is going through a divorce may be surprised to learn that the other parent has filed for child custody if this is something the two of them have not yet discussed. When this occurs, the parent might want to contact an attorney to explain Texas law...

How alimony payments are determined in Texas

Individuals who are going through the divorce process in Texas may be entitled to obtain spousal support. To receive payments from a former spouse, an individual may need to show that he or she was the victim of domestic violence. In this case, it should be shown that...

Maintaining normalcy for children in a divorce

For Texas children, divorce has an outsize impact that parents often struggle to minimize. While children cannot be completely sheltered from the effects of a divorce, there are steps that parents can take to help their children during this difficult time. A mixture...

How and why parental alienation happens

In divorce cases in Texas that also involve the element of parental alienation, one person may use his or her child as a weapon against the other parent. The individual is usually so angry about the divorce that he or she wants to punish his or her spouse, and as a...

Who can claim a child on their tax return?

Those who have joint custody of a child in Texas may want to know how the IRS views the issue of which parent is able to claim the child as a dependent on their tax return and receive the tax benefits. Many divorcing couples settle this matter in the divorce...

How to divide a 401(k) or IRA in a divorce

In Texas, you and your spouse each own roughly 50% of the assets acquired while married. Therefore, you can expect to receive roughly half of the assets that you shared with your former husband or wife. However, there are certain protocols that may need to be followed...

Tips for parents who cannot pay child support

Texas parents who find they cannot pay child support may be able to seek a modification through the court system. Failing to pay child support is a serious problem, and in 2015, just 60% of child support that was supposed to be paid was received. However, this does...