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Friday, September 22, 2017

Divorce issues related to estate planning

The divorce process can be complicated for individuals unfamiliar with family law. As some Texas residents are aware, divorce issues pertaining to estate planning can be particularly complicated. This is one more reason why the support and guidance of an experienced family law attorney can be helpful in navigating the more challenging elements of the divorce process. 

Osbournes set to divide assets in surprise divorce

While celebrity divorce is not exactly news, considering its prevalence in modern culture, it can be a valuable touchstone for average people experiencing the end of a marriage. Texas music fans are no doubt familiar with John "Ozzy" Osbourne and his wife Sharon, who have been a celebrity couple for some 33 years. However, even rock and roll royalty can find themselves at the end of a road, and the Osbournes are now poised to divide assets as part of their divorce process. 

Late-life divorce issues unique to older people

Since the mid-2000s, divorce rates in the United States have begun to decline in all but a single demographic. The rise of the so-called gray divorce has seen individuals over 50 ending their marriages with more frequency than any other group. Texas residents can imagine that divorce issues for this demographic may differ from those experienced by younger couples. 

To divide assets, family pets often an issue

A great deal is made of child custody in divorce situations, and rightly so. However, Texas residents who own pets may ask the question: what happens to a family pet in a divorce? Technically speaking, when asked to divide assets, a court will take the pet into consideration as an asset, which can be handled in a variety of ways.