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How Joint Custody Schedules Work

Divorce is difficult, but it can be especially trying when children are involved. In addition to the challenging task of explaining divorce to your children, you must also figure out a custody arrangement. In many circumstances, setting up a joint custody schedule may be appropriate for those getting a divorce in Austin.

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How to Divide Stock Options During a Divorce

During a divorce, distributing shared assets can be difficult. This is especially true in the case of stock options.Throughout the course of marriage, couples can contribute to joint funds together or invest in property. When the marriage ends, however, determining what happens to stock options and assets accrued over the years can get confusing.

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How to Handle Shared Custody Around the Holidays

The holiday season is a notoriously stressful time for many people, and for those with shared custody of their children, it can present some complex challenges.

However, with a little planning and a dash of preparation, there’s no reason why your child’s festive celebrations won’t be as enjoyable as anyone else’s.

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How to Dispute a Premarital Agreement in Texas

Premarital agreements are seen as a safety net for engaged couples in case something goes wrong. Negotiated before they say “I do,” the contract sets out how property will be divided in the event of divorce. If one spouse is wealthier than another, it often protects that property from going to the poorer party.

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How to Find Divorce Records in Texas

Divorce records in Texas are public, which means anyone can access them simply by following a few steps. These steps apply regardless of whether you want to access a public divorce record from home or in person.


Employers Work as Contractors to Avoid Child Support Garnishments

In Texas, it has become common for residents paying child support to work as contractors, especially in the construction or restaurant industries, or frequently change jobs to try to avoid child support garnishments. Employer misclassification of workers as independent contractors, instead of employees, has also been an issue.


Texas Domestic Partnership Agreements

When you are in a domestic partnership with your same-sex significant other in Texas, it is important for you to protect your rights in the event the relationship does not last. Unfortunately, in Texas, same-sex marriages are not recognized, although that may change if the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue.


Marital Property in Texas Divorces

Often, one of the biggest points of contention in Texas divorce cases is how the property will be divided. Even though Texas is a community property state, which means the marital or community property is to be divided evenly between the spouses, property division is in practice much more complicated than that.

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