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Monday, July 16, 2018

What makes a military divorce different from a civilian divorce?

Divorce is an event that can impact any married couple. Even those with a spouse in the military can endure the same ups and downs as a civilian couple. And, while a military divorce is no more emotionally complicated than a civilian divorce, it can be more complex due to the special rules and regulations that apply to them. Military laws control certain aspects of the divorce, making it vital that divorcing spouses understand how these are applied and how divorce issues can be resolved.

Alimony is not always tax deductible

Consideration of the tax consequences of a divorce decree or settlement are among the first steps for a spouse at the end of a marriage. A divorced Texas taxpayer recently learned that a poorly-drafted settlement agreement can impose tax liability.

Gig economy stands in way of child support

Many people in Texas work as independent contractors, picking and choosing what jobs to temporarily take on. The new gig economy comprised of independent contractors performing temporary jobs, for example, have allowed parents to escape their support obligations and complicated enforcement by state officials.

Child support issues can present unique challenges

Going through a divorce is one of the most stressful events anyone can experience. Unfortunately, it can be even more trying when children are involved. As these people are undoubtedly the most important elements of your life, it's crucial they're taken care of throughout the divorce process and after it's completed.

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