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Does Texas Recognize Common Law Marriages?

Texas has recognized common law marriages since 1847. Texas refers to common law marriages as informal marriages. In order to be informally married the following requirements must be met: The parties ...
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What is Marital Property?

Martial property consists of all property that a spouse brings into a marriage or acquires during the marriage. All marital property is either community property or separate property. Generally, ...
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Can I Stop My Divorce?

For one reason or another, one spouse or both partners may wish to delay or stop the divorce process. Depending on the circumstances involved, there may be certain situations where this is possible. ...
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5 Tips for Saving Time and Money During Your Divorce

There's no avoiding the fact that the divorce process is costly, both financially and emotionally. Here are some tips that will help ease the process. Do your homework in advance. Locate and ...
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Is Mediation Better than Divorce Court?

Mediation is a form of dispute resolution that allows couples to reach divorce settlements outside of the courtroom. If you're seeking a divorce, you may wonder, "Is mediation the best option ...
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Five Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Five Divorce Mistakes and How to Avoid Them Divorce is hard – no one's arguing that – but mistakes can take an already stressful situation and turn it into a disaster. Here are five of ...
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Questions for Divorcing Parents

In our last blog post, we asked whether or not childless couples face easier divorces. While the absence of children in a marriage doesn't always make the divorce process more efficient, children ...
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Is Divorce Easier if You Don't Have Children?

Divorce is never easy, but the absence of children can make the divorce process less involved. During a divorce, you and your spouse will probably have to deal with the following issues: asset ...
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Should I Keep the House After Divorce?

Property division is a hot-button issue during any separation. If you're going through a divorce, you probably have a lot of questions about asset and debt division. One of the most common ...
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Divorce How-To: Talking to Your Children About Divorce

Talking to your kids about divorce may be one of the most challenging facets of your separation. Young children may have difficulty navigating the emotional complexities of a separation, but they can ...
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Will domestic violence affect my alimony agreement?

The presence of domestic violence can impact your alimony agreement. In Texas, spouses can obtain two types of alimony: negotiated alimony and court-ordered spousal maintenance. The difference between ...
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Small Mistakes that Cause Big Problems in a Divorce

The Huffington Post recently asked readers about their personal experiences with divorce. Specifically, they asked readers to share their worst divorce mistakes. As family law attorneys, our team has ...
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"My Friends are Getting a Divorce; Should I Choose Sides?"

What happens when two of your friends file for a divorce ? Divorce is difficult, even if you aren't directly involved. Dealing with a friend's divorce is even more challenging when you are ...
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Divorce How-To: Choose the Right Divorce Lawyer

Divorce is permanent. If you will face a divorce shortly, finding the right lawyer to represent your case is imperative. Whether you realize it or not, your divorce settlement can impact facets of ...
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Why You Shouldn't Listen To Divorce Advice from Your Friends

Advice from your friends is usually a good idea – unless you're facing a divorce. Friends can help you cope with divorce emotionally, but watch out for well-meaning friends who try to give ...
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Prenuptial Agreements: Discussing Divorce Before Marriage

If you're looking forward to marriage, you know the term " prenuptial agreement." A prenuptial agreement is a legal document prepared before marriage that delineates how the couple's ...
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Tips for Starting a Successful Blended Family

Only a few decades ago, the concept of a "blended family" seemed abnormal – if not impossible. Today, more than half of American families are either re-coupled or re-married. In other ...
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Psychological Roadblocks that Prevent Happy Marriage

Research suggests that a variety of psychological roadblocks can not only make your marriage less satisfactory, but destroy it. Differing views of parenting is one of the most common psychological ...
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Five Ways to Cope with the Stress of Divorce

Divorce may be one of the toughest challenges you face – but this doesn't mean you can't overcome the stress associated with it. Experts suggest these five simple ways to ease the stress ...
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Would You Reconsider Divorce Because it's Bad for the Environment?

Divorce can have a life-altering impact on your life; did you know that it can affect the environment as well? In a publication about the environmental impact of divorce, researchers found that ...
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The Current State of Same-Sex Divorce in America

In the U.S., only nine states permit same-sex marriages: Washington, Iowa, New York, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. What happens if a same-sex couple marries ...
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Protecting Yourself Online During a Divorce

Social media (Facebook, Twitter, daring networks, and MySpace) are becoming increasingly involved in U.S. divorce cases. With the increase in online social networking, disgruntled spouses find ample ...
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Is Social Media Changing the Face of Divorce?

Research indicates that social media is involved in a growing number of divorce cases across the nation. 81% of attorneys in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers said that they used information ...
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Marriage and Happiness: Why They Don't Go Hand-In-Hand

You might think that marriage equals happiness, but the American Psychological Association (APA) says this isn't true. For many, marriage is a life goal. However, life goals don't always make ...
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How Debt Can Destroy Your Marriage

Guilt, frustration, anxiety, and worry – these are common emotions associated with debt. According to an article published by the University of Arkansas, debt has a negative influence on your ...
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