What To Expect In A Texas Divorce

What To Expect In A Texas Divorce

Both parties are frustrated during a divorce, because the spouse who wants the divorce feels the process is too slow, and the spouse who wants to save the marriage wants to slow things down.  Ultimately, the outcome of your divorce will depend on whether you choose a...

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Five Types Of Married Couples

Five Types Of Married Couples

Based on numerous studies of how married couples interact, John Gottman has sorted couples into five types: Validating, Volatile, Conflict-Avoiding, Hostile, and Hostile–Detached.  Validating, Volatile, and Conflict-Avoiding couples are generally happy in their...

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How To Divide Property In Texas

How To Divide Property In Texas

Texas courts are mandated to divide marital property in a “just and right” manner, but that doesn’t always mean a 50/50 split.  Texas courts consider many factors when dividing a marital estate.  For example, if one spouse commits adultery, family violence, is a...

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Seven Marriage Destroying Habits

Seven Marriage Destroying Habits

Everyone has habits that annoy their spouse, but some behaviors can destroy your marriage if you don’t change.  The good news is it’s probably not too late to change those habits and rebuild your marriage.  Below are the seven common habits that can destroy any...

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New Holiday Traditions While Divorcing

New Holiday Traditions While Divorcing

Holidays can be difficult for children during a divorce.  To ease the pain, establish new traditions for you and your children to enjoy over the holidays.  New Christmas activities will bring you and your children together and give them joy during this trying time. ...

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The History of Divorce – Part 4

The History of Divorce – Part 4

During the 11th Century, Pope Gregory VII excommunicated all Eastern Orthodox Christians because he was competing with the head of the Eastern Catholic Church for Papal power.  The Eastern Orthodox Church never adopted the view that celibacy is the preferred way of...

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‘Til Death Us Do Part

‘Til Death Us Do Part

‘Til Death Us Do Part – The Unintentional Fulfillment of Their Marital Vows, Even After their Divorce A former client called me today to ask what to do with regard to child support since her ex-spouse had died.  After I told her, she thanked me for my help in their...

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Using the “F” Word In Divorce

Using the “F” Word In Divorce

In a divorce case, we have a rule about not using the “F’ word.  No, it is not that word, but it is the word “Fair”.  Everyone wants a fair divorce settlement, but exactly what’s “fair”?   There are two major issues that must be resolved in any divorce–how to divide...

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How to Protect Children Through Divorce

How to Protect Children Through Divorce

Children are a primary concern for parents during the divorce process. This time can be confusing and overwhelming for everyone involved, so it is essential to make sure your kids feel safe and protected. Presented here is a quick list of six things that you can do as...

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Top Worries Children Have About Divorce

Top Worries Children Have About Divorce

The transition from married to divorce can be daunting for parents. Children may have their own worries regarding the process of divorce. The family dynamic is changing in a major way, so they may have concerns and fears regarding this major life change. Parents are...

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Effect of Divorce on Children and Adolescents

Effect of Divorce on Children and Adolescents

Divorce can have significant negative effects on children and adolescents.  Intense parental conflict during or after a divorce is associated with mental health problems among their children.  Hetherington found that approximately 25 percent of children whose parents...

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History of Divorce: Part III

History of Divorce: Part III

Roman divorce customs were changed by Christian authorities when the Catholic Church became the official religion of Rome.  Christian leaders believed divorce was immoral and marriage should be indissoluble.  Catholic scholars believed celibacy was a superior...

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When Putting Off Divorce Becomes a Liability

When Putting Off Divorce Becomes a Liability

Divorce can be a time of unpleasant conversations, turmoil, and arguments. If you are daydreaming about packing a bag and leaving this mess behind for a few weeks, you are not alone. In fact, many couples choose to separate before divorce. For those who have the...

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