One of the unfortunate consequences of getting a divorce is the financial burden this situation places on single mothers. A recent article highlighted the financial difficulties single mothers face while trying to work multiple jobs and care for their children. This struggle is made even more difficult when the single mothers are unable to collect child support from their former spouses or partners.Single mothers working in the state of Texas have taken a huge hit from the recent recession. Most of these women were already working multiple jobs to make ends meet, and after the financial crisis, many women had their hours cut or lost their jobs altogether. With limited public assistance available, low-wage jobs, and a lack of substantial child-care subsidies, many single mothers struggle to simply keep up. In order to keep the utilities on and the rent paid, these mothers have to work long hours away from their children, which can prove to be a difficult balancing act.
Although many divorce cases create acrimonious feelings between ex-partners, fortunately, most do not descend to the level of one ex-Texas trooper's obsession with his former spouse.The former trooper was convicted of a stalking charge that carried a potential 10-year jail sentence. Instead, he was given probation. Evidence was presented that showed the disgruntled ex-spouse had set up a fake online dating profile with provocative content, prompting men to show up at his former wife's home expecting to have sexual encounters. He also gave strangers her phone number, and she began receiving calls at work from hopeful male partners.
According to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, there has been an increase in recent years in couples signing legally binding agreements in the style of prenuptial agreements after the marriage has begun. The rising costs of litigation and increase in divorce rates may be contributing factors to an increase in postnuptial agreements.
There is no doubt that Americans -- and Texans -- love their social media: be it Facebook, Twitter, Klout, or GetGlue, just to name a few. For divorcing couples, social media can serve as a dangerous temptation to air out personal emotions or situations in a very public forum with no expectation of privacy. The entire point, in some ways, of social media is a lack of privacy. The consequences of sharing too much over social media are not only professional or personal, but there may be legal consequences as well.
It's that time of year again -- back-to-school time, which means new clothes, new lunchboxes, new haircuts and new routines. For divorced parents, especially those who are recently divorced, there may be additional responsibilities for getting your kids ready to start the new year.
Many married couples in Texas have a lot of firsts to look forward to: first home, first child, first anniversary. However, with the imminent divorce of Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada, one unique first -- first reality series together -- will apparently never come to pass.
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