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What Happens to the Mortgage After Divorce?

What Happens to the Mortgage After Divorce?

A major aspect that is affected by divorce is the finances of the spouses. If not handled well, this can turn into a big chaos before, during and after the proceedings. A lot of the assets and properties will be in consideration for division but in this article, we will focus on the house. If […]

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Child Visitation and Possession Orders

Child Visitation and Possession Orders

These times, it is already slowly accepted in society that couples who initially get married but do not get to work things out in the long run get a divorce. And in this process, there are steps that need to be taken in order for the whole process to go in a smooth, orderly fashion. […]

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Understanding Prenuptial Agreements

Understanding Prenuptial Agreements

In a conventional marriage, most people will look down on prenuptial or premarital agreements. The reason for this is because people tend to think that once a prenup is in the picture, it is because the couple does not have enough trust for each other and each other’s assets. For those who believe that marriage […]

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My Spouse is an Alcoholic, What Now?

My Spouse is an Alcoholic, What Now?

There are many factors that would cover a valid excuse to enter into a divorce. One of the most common issues is alcoholism. In any relationship, even if it is not romantic, when alcohol abuse comes into play, it will really lead to many other detrimental concerns. Alcoholism: A common cause for Divorce Many of […]

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How to Prepare Financially for a Divorce

How to Prepare Financially for a Divorce

Divorce is one of the most painful situations an individual can face no matter the circumstance. Going through divorce is one thing but preparing financially for a divorce  is another thing and it should not be overlooked especially if your relationship is on the rocks. Keep an open mind. Planning ahead enables you to make […]

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Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Texas is considered as one of the progressive states in the United States because it recognizes same-sex marriages as legal. This recently was implemented last June 26, 2015 and has granted the privilege of marriage to partners of the same gender. More about its legalization is explained in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges. Thanks […]

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Adoption in Texas

Adoption in Texas

I. What is Adoption Adoption is when a person legally takes on the rights and obligations of being a parent to a child that is not his or her biological child. This means that those rights that originally belonged to the biological parents will be legally transferred to another person who is unrelated to the […]

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What Can the Adopted Child Inherit?

What Can the Adopted Child Inherit?

Can the adopted child inherit from his or her adoptive parents? Yes. Under the Texas Probate Code, when a child is adopted legally or formally, they are treated in the same footing as a natural-born child of the adoptive parents. Therefore, if the decedent dies without a will, the adopted child has the same inheritance […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Parental Alienation

Everything You Need to Know About Parental Alienation

When a divorce comes into play in the family, the day to day events and challenges will change not only for the spouses, but for the rest of the family as well. When the relationship of both parents come to an end, the law gives the spouses the opportunity to go through the whole process […]

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My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

Drug addiction in any way is not beneficial to anybody. It is even more detrimental when more people become affected by just one person’s drug addiction. One of the many examples of being affected by drug addiction is in the family. When Drug Addiction or Substance Abuse is in the picture, it is very dangerous […]

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