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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

In child custody cases, equal custody may not be the answer

As a general rule, it is widely accepted among divorcing couples that things should be split evenly. Texas residents will note this ostensibly applies not only to marital assets but also to child custody. However, some experts have suggested that equal custody does not necessarily translate into the best interest of a child or children. While different people have different opinions on this subject, it is certainly worth considering as one goes through the divorce process. 

Late-life divorce issues may affect retirement

With the divorce rate for people over 50 -- colloquially referred to as "grey divorce" -- on the rise, more experts are beginning to take a look at the potential fallout of divorce for older people. Divorce issues tend to vary depending on a variety of factors, including the age of both spouses and their financial situation. For those Texas residents experiencing grey divorce, it can be vitally important to understand how a divorce will influence their late-life planning. 

Texas divorce different from annulment in important ways

Popular culture often suggests little difference between a divorce and an annulment, but the truth is these are very different proceedings.  A Texas divorce is taken very seriously, so an annulment might sound like a more palatable way to name it. However, the IRS makes important distinctions between the two that are vital for both parties to understand. 

Child testimony can sometimes be useful in child custody battles

In divorce proceedings involving children, the issue of custody is almost always a predominant one. Texas residents who have faced similar situations can attest that child custody can be one of the most bitterly contested parts of a divorce. However, asking a child to testify in divorce court can have both beneficial and detrimental effects.