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January 2018 Archives

Divorce among farming couples brings unique challenges

There are thousands of family farms in Texas, spanning millions of acres across the state. Up until the crisis in the farming industry in the 1980s, the divorce rate among couples that farmed was less than the national average. Following the crisis, the rate of divorce among farming couples rose to equal the rate of other couples throughout the country.

Prenups may prove helpful during the divorce process

When a couple decides to end a marriage in Texas or anywhere around the country, there are many issues to address during the process. Questions surrounding property division are often paramount in the discussions. However, marital experts suggest that having a prenuptial agreement in place can be an immense help when going through a divorce.

Shared parenting recommended in child custody decisions

Going through a divorce in Texas or anywhere around the nation can be a trying process, particularly when there are children involved. Decisions about child custody can create a highly emotional atmosphere. While parents want what's best for their children, contentious divorce proceedings may affect the outcome.

Look for positive financial changes in a divorce

Now that the holiday season is over, many Texas residents and others around the country are settling back into their normal routines. Statistics show that January typically sees an uptick in the number of filings for divorce. So, life for those who have recently gotten a divorce or are considering a split may seem anything but normal. However, experts point to some possible financial benefits that can occur during the divorce process.

Estate plans and blended families

People usually use an estate plan to designate the distribution of their estate. When life-altering events occur, such as remarriage, it is important to ensure that the estate plan is still encompassing.

Prenuptial agreements can be helpful should divorce occur

Couples in Texas and throughout the United States don't often think about the need for a prenuptial agreement as they are making their wedding plans. They may believe that discussing such a document prior to their marriage signals the assumption that they will get a divorce one day. However, many experts contend that this is the ideal time for couples to share their feelings and expectations regarding a variety of issues surrounding their relationships.

A TOP-RATED LAW FIRM

At Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, we have received a variety of honors and awards for our family law services. Members of our team have been listed as Top Lawyers in San Antonio Scene magazine. We take pride in the number of positive reviews we have received from satisfied clients. On AVVO, a lawyer rating website, we have received an 8.9 rating overall and many positive ratings from clients and colleagues.

  1. Top 10 Attorneys | American Jurist Institute | 2017
  2. Avvo Rating | 8.9 | Excellent
  3. Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2015 | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham
  4. Reviews | Out of 12 reviews | Jamie Lynn Heggy Graham | Avvo
  5. BBB | A+ Rating
  6. San Antonio | Best S.A. | Lawyers | 2015
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