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When a marriage ends, the court may order that one spouse pay the other spouse alimony. Called spousal maintenance in Texas, this arrangement may occur when one person has much higher wages or earning potential than his or her former partner.  Learn more about how Texas determines spousal support in a divorce.  Eligibility for spousal...
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The state of Texas has taken the concept of “best interest” seriously and outlined certain rights for children in a “Children’s Bill of Rights.” If you’re involved in a divorce or custody case, you’ve likely heard the phrase “best interest of the child”. Best interest refers to keeping the needs of a child front and...
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For most Texas divorcing couples, property division is a significant source of stress during the divorce process, and those who own a family business Assets may find negotiations in this area particularly challenging. Many divorcing people find this time very stressful. When a married couple decides to part ways, they likely know they will now...
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One aspect of divorce that will be new for many parents is either providing or receiving a child support payment. If you are paying child support, it can be a difficult adjustment. You go from being able to closely monitor how you financially take care of your children to providing a monthly payment with no...
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If you and your spouse are about to undergo a divorce and considering what would be the best solution for custody, you may experience some serious frustration. If you cannot come to an agreement on child custody matters, it can put a strain on everyone involved, including your child(ren). In this instance, you should seek...
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Divorce rates are down. In the United States, fewer marriages are breaking up, according to some population researchers. Whether rising or falling, the divorce rate reflects a wide range of causes and effects. The well-known and often-cited justifications of adultery, abuse, cruelty and irreconcilable differences still make regular appearances in court papers. Among the causes...
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Parents in Texas who file for divorce must make major decisions that will affect their children’s lives for years to come. Some parents decide to share joint custody of their children which means approximately equal parenting time and responsibilities. In cases where joint custody is not practical or possible, one parent will typically be awarded...
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Many people who go through a divorce feel like their spouse has changed from the person they once knew into someone who likes to argue and will not agree on anything. This can make trying to negotiate a parenting plan or a settlement agreement a frustrating or even impossible process. Hiring an experienced family lawyer...
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Child support may be awarded by the court after a divorce. These funds are designed to help the custodial parent cover the cost of raising a child. When you feel as though the child support payments need to be modified, there is a legal way to do this. At Eggleston Law Firm, we have the...
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Coming to the conclusion that it isn’t possible to save your marriage is never an easy one. When you and your spouse have decided divorce is your only option, there are many things to consider. One of them involves division of property. If you live in Texas, you should know about the state’s property division...
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