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November 2013 Archives

Avoiding isolation during the first holiday season after divorce

For many in Texas, this Christmas will mark the first holiday season as a newly single person. With so much focus on family during the holidays, it can be easy to feel isolated and alone after a divorce has changed the landscape of one's family. This can lead to a less-than-joyful season. However, with a degree of planning, those who are newly single can enjoy the holidays.

Divorce can factor into retirement planning, social security

Texas residents who have been through a divorce are often unaware that they may be entitled to social security benefit based on the employment record of their former spouse. A lack of understanding surrounding this issue leaves many individuals facing retirement with far less financial stability than they deserve. In addition, individuals who are considering divorce should be aware of this resource, and include it within their overall negotiation strategy.

Texas families should consider emergency plans after divorce

When it comes to Texas couples separating, many may wish that discussion with an ex stays to a minimum. However, if there are children involved, parents may still have to communicate on a regular basis after divorce. The typical situations of dealing with disciplinary issues and permission for activities may need to be discussed, but parents should also keep in mind and decide which parent would take what actions if an emergency or natural disaster takes place.

Technology can reduce child support fights

Many Texas parents move through their divorce with the certainty that their lives will be far less complicated once the process is complete. In reality, however, issues of child custody and child support lead many former spouses back into court for years after their marriage is dissolved. This is stressful, time-consuming and costly, and most parents would like to avoid continued litigation.