Divorce

How does Texas decide custody?

Once, the standard assumption in a divorce was that the children would live with the mother and the father would get visitation rights. Times have changed, and most judges now favor a joint custody arrangement. Different states use different terms when talking about...

Common law marriage in Texas and your rights

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognize “common law” marriages. Also called a “marriage without formalities” or an “informal marriage,” this is a legal marital relationship that begins without any official acknowledgment or ceremony....

Retirement after divorce

Someone in San Antonio who is getting divorced in their 30s or 40s has a lot of things on their mind. Their retirement is probably not first on the list. Most likely, worrying about things like child custody, who gets to keep the house and other more immediate...

Who gets what in a Texas divorce?

Property division following a divorce is a burning issue, and it forms the basis of conflict among many ex-spouses. When the divorcing couple can’t agree on dividing their property between them, the court may step in. Usually, the bone of contention centers around...

Summer travel with children after divorce

For some children, the highlight of the summer is going on vacation. Many parents don’t have to worry about much other than picking the destination and making the plans. If you have split up from your child’s other parent, though, there’s something else you have to...

What are the positive sides of divorce?

People often focus on the difficulties of divorce. They want to know how long the process is going to take, if they can afford it, how to make things easier on the children, and so on.  All of this is important, to be sure. However, it’s also wise to consider the...