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Why keeping a home in a divorce may not be wise

For many people in Texas, the thought of giving up their home in a divorce is one of the hardest things to accept. This is understandable as a home is very personal and can have a lot of emotion attached to it. It can also represent some sense of security, especially for families with small children. However, emotions are not the best things on which to base important financial decisions and giving in too quickly to the urge to keep a house when getting divorced can end up causing bigger problems down the road.

How do I establish my paternity?

If you are a Texas father who was not married to your child’s mother at the time of his or her birth, you may be shocked to discover that, according to Texas law, your child has no legal father. As the Office of the Texas Attorney General explains, you are the biological father, but unless and until you establish your paternity, you have no legal right to your child.

What may lead to a gray divorce?

If you are a married person in Texas in your fifities, sixties or older and find that you may be thinking about pursuing a divorce, you are far from alone. Despite what many people might think, being married at this age does not guarantee that you are out of the woods and your marriage is trouble-free for the rest of your life.

What is a social media prenup?

Like most people in Texas, you have probably heard about prenuptial agreements before but have you heard about one of the newest trends in the world of marital contracts referred to as the social media prenup? As the name implies it is a special type of prenuptial agreement focuses on the role of social media in a marriage or divorce. It may even be a provision of a larger prenup that includes other topics as well.

Divorce and bankruptcy at the same time

It is no secret to most people in Texas that financial hardship can place a serious strain on a marriage. Love, communication and companionship may be important parts of a relationship but the fact that marriage is very much a financial union as well as an emotional one cannot be avoided, especially when financial problems arise.

Your prenup may be invalid

If you signed a prenuptial agreement before your Texas wedding, you are likely under the impression that you will be protected if you and your spouse ever decide to divorce. The truth is that some prenups were not created under legal circumstances and will not be upheld when brought before a court of law. We at the Law Office of Randy Michel can help you determine if your agreement was valid and help you protect your rights if your marriage ends in divorce. 

Can a divorce be healthy?

If you are considering ending your marriage or maybe are already in the process of a divorce in Texas, you know that this process can be an emotionally charged one. However, it does not have to be done in such a way that wrecks you or your children emotionally. The American Psychological Association indicates that there are steps you can take to help make sure the emotional health and well-being of you and your children is properly addressed even during a divorce.

Do I need a postnup?

Are you one of the many married people in Texas who has heard about postnuptial agreements and wonders what the fuss is all about? If so, you are not alone. While these marital contracts like their counterparts for engaged people, the prenuptial agreements, were once thought to be needed only by the rich and famous, that is far from the truth today. Understanding what a postnup can do for you may well be very important.

Finding support from others during a divorce

When a couple in Texas makes the difficult choice to end their marriage, one thing each person may be interested in and in need of is support from others. While divorce is nothing strange or unfamiliar anymore, it can sometimes feel like nobody else understands or has experienced this event to those who are in the midst of it. However, that is not true and in fact, a list of 15 cities  show which areas in the United States have the highest populations of divorced people.

What to expect with a custody evaluation

One of the most difficult things that parents will have to go through in the midst of a contested child custody action is the investigation of a custody evaluator. This third party, who is appointed by the court, is charged with gathering information, conducting interviews and observations, and making recommendations to the court with regard to legal custody, physical custody and parenting time.

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