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August 2014
Preserving one’s ownership of an inheritance or a gift can be a challenge when trying to handle a divorce, especially in a state like Texas. Texas is a community property state, meaning that all marital property is subject to equal division. Certain assets are exempted from this rule and are considered separate property. Separate property...
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In recent years, more and more grandparents are taking an active role in their grandchildren’s lives. U.S. Census Bureau records show that, in 2011, one out of every 10 children lived with at least one grandparent. Over half of those grandparents – roughly 3 million – provided primary care for their grandchild. For some families,...
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Marriages often fall apart because it becomes too hard for spouses to communicate and cooperate with one another. Once the divorce gets underway, these problems tend to grow worse as they are compounded by the complex negotiations and intense emotions that often come with the territory. However, especially for parents, it can be a very...
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Texas residents may be interested in some of the issues that professional athletes run into when it comes to marriage and divorce. Due to the particular aspects of an athlete’s lifestyle, many find out too late that marriage is not for them. For the average American, the divorce rate is around 50 percent. However, divorce...
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The ubiquitous school supply list is a staple of childhood, but one that has gotten increasingly lengthy, and expensive in recent years. Whereas children of decades past could get by with a few “Number 2” pencils, a notebook and a folder or two, today’s child needs markers, crayons, folders, paper, tissues, hand sanitizer, classroom snacks,...
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A Texas man was recently released from jail after being sent there due to a clerical error. His lawyer says not only should he not have been sent to prison, but the law needs to be changed. In June 2013, a law passed in Texas that said if an individual is late on child support...
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Although it may feel like summer just began, many kids in Texas are heading back to school this month. For newly divorced parents and their children, the end of summer can be a stressful and disorienting time as they navigate changing schedules and child custody plans. To help keep things running smoothly for everyone, it...
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Texas fans of Terrence Howard might expect that his various roles in major productions have left him with a sizable disposable income. This is not the case, however, according to the “Hustle & Flow” star. Howard recently suggested that he was unable to afford the $325,000 alimony payments to his former wife to whom he...
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