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September 2015 Archives

Can alimony be paid to two exes?

Yes, alimony is still a thing. And yes it can be rehabilitative or go on until an order changes it or it runs out. While the general concept of alimony is pretty common knowledge, many don't realize that it can be paid to more than one person at a time. In some 'rebound' marriage divorces, an ex spouse could find themselves again ordered to pay alimony. Depending on the circumstances of their first divorce, a newly (again) single individual may be approaching financial ruin in the name of spousal support.

Is Texas a community property state and what does that mean?

Only a fraction of the states other than Texas are considered community property states. Since the majority of states do not deem property acquired during marriage to be equally divisible, there is a certain level of ambiguity surrounding the division of property during a divorce in Texas.

Where to find hidden assets

If you are in the middle of a divorce or know divorce is looming, you may be wondering about the financial impact it can have on you and your soon to be ex. If you are among the group of high asset couples, your risk to lose or gain may be substantially greater than most. If you are wondering if your sneaky spouse has been hiding assets, try looking in these most common spots.

How do I select guardianship if I am divorced?

So you've made it through your divorce and the custody battle. With the help of your dedicated attorney you actually fared pretty well. Now it's time to plan for your future. Part of planning that future is considering what would happen to the children you fought so hard for if you weren't around. Many times, divorced parents don't really consider what is involved in designating a guardian for their children. If you don't want them to go to your ex in the event of your death, there are things you can do.

Parenthood, worse than divorce?

For many couples, the natural progression of their relationship takes them through marriage and onto parenthood. While traveling down relationship road, most people expect a few bumps along the way. Although many couples may look to their future bundles of joy as a sign of perpetual happiness, it may be shocking to find out that their little bundles of joy may actually make big waves of something other than joy.

Custody for children in home with sex offender

There isn't anything we wouldn't do for our children. When their safety is at risk, most parents would consider their protection a do or die situation. For one Nebraska man, his attempts to keep his daughters safe have left him without hope and struggling to make sense of the situation.