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Starting over financially may be tricky following divorce

Taking care of finances both during and after a divorce can be overwhelming and emotional. Even the most well-thought-out financial plans might seem complex during the period of transition following divorce. However, a few tips may help with achieving financial security in the years following a marital split-up in Texas.

How to enforce child support payments with spouse in the military

If you have gone through divorce and your ex-husband in the military is not fulfilling child support obligations, you might be worried and frustrated. While child support is generally governed by Texas state law, the Military Service Relief Act contains specific rules for military members involved in divorce cases.

License suspensions in Texas for failure to pay child support


Texans who are obligated to pay child support must make those payments on time and in full. If they do not, the state has various enforcement tactics to penalize parents who are not doing so. A recent post discussed one relatively new strategy in which those behind on their child support payments will not be allowed to register their cars. It has proven to be an effective tactic. However, there are other methods that the state can use to punish parents. One is the suspension of a license. This encompasses many licenses and is not limited to driver's licenses.

Family business can complicate divorce

If a business is created during a marriage in Texas, it is considered community property. This is true even if just one of the spouses erected the business and has his or her name on the title. Like all other community property, a business created during the marriage must be divided during divorce.

Is your spouse hiding assets?

Property division often ranks among the top contentious issues in a divorce. Some people, afraid that they will lose assets they feel entitled to, begin hiding them. In other cases, spouses are shocked to discover their soon-to-be-ex has been keeping financial secrets for years before the divorce.

What you should know about divorce mediation in Texas

If you are about to embark upon the divorce process, you may hear suggestions of mediation. In most cases, mediation happens upon the parties' request. Sometimes, the court may order you to participate in mediation. Many courts encourage mediation and provide services to deal with a variety of matters.

Jail is a possibility for failing to pay child support


There is no doubt that a child support dispute is problematic. A common concern among supporting parents in Texas is whether their failure to pay child support will send them to jail. The state has several penalties that it will assess for parents who fail to pay child support and jail is one of them. While it is preferable for parents to pay for their child support or to settle these important family law issues another way, jail is a possibility if the circumstances warrant it.

Postnuptial agreements can be helpful during divorce

When it comes to being cheated on in a marriage, an increasing number of spouses in the state of Texas and elsewhere are not taking any chances. They are using postnuptial agreements to protect their best interests. For instance, in these legal agreements, two spouses can agree that if one cheats on the other and they end up getting a divorce, the one who was cheated on has the right to get the marital home, the family car and a large percentage of their additional assets.

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