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Why You Should Wait Until Your Divorce is Final Before Buying a Home

By Maria Lowry |

When you’re getting divorced, it may feel like you can’t get on with your new life fast enough. You’re ready for your fresh start, and that may include a new home. Good for you! But it’s in your best interest to wait until your divorce is final before entering into a contract to buy… Read More »

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With Common-Law Marriage, It’s Simple to Tie the Knot in Texas; But There’s No Equally Simple Common-Law Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

In Texas, two people can become married without getting a marriage license or having a marriage ceremony. It’s called a common-law marriage. Most people are familiar with the term, but there’s often uncertainty regarding just how legally binding, enforceable, and durable a common-law marriage is. The answer? Once established, a common law marriage has… Read More »

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The Role of a Forensic Accountant in a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Money woes are one of the leading reasons that couples seek to divorce—and also a leading source of controversy during the divorce itself. Some couples use money as a way to exact revenge on their former partner, either by fighting tooth-and-nail for every dollar they believe they deserve, or by secreting away funds from… Read More »

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When Can a Non-Parent Sue to Affect Parental Rights in Texas?

By Maria Lowry |

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an important opinion about the limited circumstances under which a non-parent serving a parent-like role, such as a grandparent or other guardian, can sue to affect parental rights.  Read on to learn about the case and Texas parental rights. Contact a knowledgeable family law attorney with any questions… Read More »

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What Your Family Law Attorney Wants You to Know

By Maria Lowry |

If you’ve never been involved in a lawsuit before, you may not realize how your behavior as a client can affect the outcome of your case. There are things that you as a client can do to improve your prospects of success and even lower the amount you’ll owe in attorneys’ fees. Below, learn… Read More »

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Four Key Guidelines on How to Behave in Court during Your Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Many of us never have to attend a hearing or trial in a courtroom until we’re going through a divorce. Going to court for a matter related to your divorce can be stressful and intimidating, both due to the high tension and emotions involved in the divorce itself, and due to wondering whether you’ll… Read More »

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Think Twice before Becoming Your Spouse’s Lender

By Maria Lowry |

There isn’t always an easy answer on how to divide up the assets you share with your spouse in a divorce. Some items may not hold a great deal of market value but have sentimental significance to both spouses, resulting in a fight over who gets to keep them. Larger items can be even… Read More »

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Switching Your Child’s School after a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce can be tough on you as a parent, but it can be even tougher on the children you share with a former spouse. Children thrive on consistency and routine, and divorce brings countless changes to the life of a child that throw a wrench into the regular routines on which children come to… Read More »

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Ways to Foster Good Feelings about Your Co-Parent

By Maria Lowry |

After a painful divorce, finding good things about your ex may feel like the last thing you want to do, but if you share children with your former spouse, it can be worthwhile to try. Speaking positively about your co-parent can have benefits not only for your children, but also for you. Read on… Read More »

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Making the Holidays Less Stressful After a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

After a divorce, the holiday season can become an even more stressful time than it may have been before. Sharing custody of your children, making sure they’re enjoying the holidays as much as before, and navigating family gatherings while newly single can all make the holidays a difficult time after a split. Below, find… Read More »

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