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Setting expectations regarding social media going into a marriage

Social media has come to play a big role in how people connect and stay connected with others, particularly among millennials. So, how individuals act when it comes to social media can have considerable implications on their relationships. This doesn't just include friendships, but also romantic relationships, such as marriages.

Helping children deal with divorce in Texas

Its no secret that things can get messy rather quickly when couples decide to end a marriage. The word divorce in itself is on occasion enough to induce cringes and bring about a myriad of mixed emotions for couples in Texas and across the country. When children are caught in the middle of a divorce, the life-altering experience can quickly become traumatic and stressful. However, there are steps that parents can take to soften the impact that a split can have on their children.

New rule in Texas proves effective at collecting child support

While some divorced parents welcome any kind of involvement in the lives of their children, sometimes one parent decides to isolate him or herself entirely from an ex spouse. Sometimes, the noncustodial parent who pays child support may decide to stop paying altogether. All parents are required to support their children financially, but when one parent decides to cut off support, the children ultimately suffer. Recently, a rule was implemented in the state of Texas that is proving to be an effective tool in collecting child support payments from delinquent parents.

Divorce doesn't have to be stressful for kids

Couples in the state of Texas going through a separation can experience a roller coaster of stress and emotions. When children are involved in divorce, they may feel guilty and even blame themselves. It's no secret that the break-up of a family can be a very trying time for the adults involved, but to children, it often feels as if their entire world is being turned upside down. What can be done to make this experience less stressful and easier on the children caught in the middle?

How will divorce affect my family business?

The end of a marriage can be a significantly difficult period in your life. If you and your spouse have a considerable amount of assets, the process can often be extremely complex and daunting. If you own a business together, it may account for a great deal of your wealth, and can often be difficult to divide. You may find that there are various important aspects to consider before proceeding into the divorce process in order to secure the future of your family business.

Drug addiction can lead to grandparents adoption of grandchildren

Due to the ever-increasing number of people becoming addicted to drugs such as heroin and prescription opiates, millions of grandparents in America are becoming the parents of their grandchildren. It was recently estimated by PBS that 2.9 million grandparents are raising their grandchildren through foster care and adoption. In Texas, grandparents are becoming licensed foster parents in order to be granted custody of their grandchildren.

Appropriate grounds for modifying your support or custody order

Divorce will bring radical changes to a Texas family, and these changes may continue to impact your family long after the process is final. When these changes begin to complicate your life or affect your financial health, you may consider the legal options available. You may have valid grounds to seek a modification to your child support or spousal maintenance order.

Dissipation of assets is a threat during divorce

One of the most important aspects of the end of a marriage is the division of marital wealth. The outcome of property division will have a lasting impact on the financial stability of both parties as they move forward into single life. Unfortunately, not every Texas spouse is willing to behave in an ethical manner when it comes to property division and divorce. Some will take active steps to reduce the amount of available wealth.

What are the rights of both sets of parents in an adoption?

Sometimes people make emotional decisions without considering the legal consequences. Adoption may be one of those decisions. Texas parents who want to adopt a child, as well as parents who decide to give a child up for adoption, may benefit from careful consideration and even the input of experienced family law attorneys.

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