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Tips for parents getting divorced

It is natural for parents to want to protect their children and help them feel happy but this is not always possible. Texas parents who get divorced know this all too well. From the moment that the decision to end a marriage is made, moms and dads need to help their children navigate the changes in their lives and support their emotional health along the way.

How can I co-parent during summer vacation?

If you are a divorced parent with minor children still at home, you may not always be so thrilled when summer vacation time rolls around. Not only do you need to figure out how to keep your kids occupied and happy all summer long but you also have to manage this with your former spouse. Sharing time with an ex during summer can be more complicated as schedules tend to be more fluid and less structured, leading to more potential challenges.

Is it too late to mediate?

Divorces can get messy, and as a couple splitting up in College Station, you may wonder if you have passed the point of being able to mediate your divorce instead of taking it directly to court. While mediation is certainly not always a viable option, it may be more feasible than you think.

QDROs and child support

Texas parents who must pay child support after getting divorced often find themselves concerned about how they might be able to afford this additional expense. The shift to living as a single person versus as part of a married couple generally already increases one's living costs and the addition of child support payments can put a serious strain on a monthly budget. The use of money from a 401K account may provide an opportunity to satisfy this debt.

Marriage and divorce trends in Texas

It can be hard to tell from just looking around or even listening to headlines what people in America and in Texas really think about marriage and divorce anymore. It is also difficult at times to know how popular getting married really is and how big of a problem divorce is for society today. If you have been wondering what the trends in how many people are getting married or staying married, statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give a clue.

Lawmaker seeks to change divorce laws

Texas residents who get married rarely do so with the thought of getting divorced in mind. However, the reality is that many marriages are not made in heaven for a lifetime and for some people, parting ways is the best thing to do. For many people who get divorced, there is no one event or cause that leads a couple to make this decision. Instead, an incompatibility or differences in goals may be reasons. These divorces are often referred to as no-fault divorces.

When does a prenup matter?

As part of a dating or engaged couple in Texas, when you look ahead to your future with your partner, it is important that finances be part of the picture. Certainly there are a lot of things that go into making a marriage work but the fact of the matter is that marriage is akin to a business partnership in many ways and the financial intermingling that happens cannot be avoided. Too many otherwise good relationships have been undermined by financial incompatibility or problems.

Divorce trends in the U.S.

Texas residents who have gotten divorced at least once or who may be contemplating their first-ever divorce know how complex this experience can be. The decision to end a marriage is a big one with ramifications that touch every part of a person's life. One of the parts of life that can hit people hard is financial health and planning. When getting divorced at a later stage in life, the financial impact can be even greater.

Apps may help co-parenting

Texas parents who are getting divorced have no shortage of things to learn and adjust to. Figuring out how to work with a former spouse to raise children is one of those things and it is no small task. Even with the best of intentions, putting conflict aside and kids first can be a challenge. Today's technology has evolved to provide parents apps and website that may well make things a bit easier.

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