Bexar County Judges prefer that parents work out their own custody arrangements if they can, because fathers and mothers are in the best position to know their children, their own parenting abilities, and they usually have their children’s best interest in mind. However, when both parents want custody of the children and can’t agree on a parenting plan, it’s up to a San Antonio court to determine … [Read more...] about Children’s Wishes in Child Custody
How are pets handled during a divorce? Does the State of Texas make it any easier on the family? Children often feel neglected during their parent’s divorce, especially around holidays. They were not consulted about the divorce. They have little choice about where they will live. The kids don’t like all the changes associated with two households and visitation. They worry their parents … [Read more...] about What Happens to my Pet During The Divorce?
Married couples often develop bad habits that can produce resentment and divorce. People marry young, share good and bad times, have a family, begin to fight, and have sex less often as they age. Suddenly they feel alone when they are with their partner. What happened? Generally, if you recognize a problem in your relationship and are willing to take steps to change your bad habits, you can … [Read more...] about Ten Common Problems in Marriage
To make certain your assets pass to the proper loved ones, you should meet with an experienced estate planning attorney. If you have assets you want to leave to specific individuals, if you have moved recently to a new state, gotten married, had a baby, retired, been divorced, or had any other significant change in your life, you need a will and other estate planning documents … [Read more...] about Why Do I Need a Will?
Divorce clients worry about whether they should tell their attorney everything or keep some facts secret. It’s difficult to be totally honest because the issues are personal and can be embarrassing. Even when you know conversations with your attorney are confidential, some things make you feel ashamed so you are reluctant to be totally open about them. For example, suppose you have slapped … [Read more...] about Things to Tell (or Not Tell) Your Divorce Lawyer
Once you decide to divorce, you must choose between two basic options: a collaborative divorce or litigation. A collaborative divorce is a cooperative process where an experienced team guides you through your divorce with minimal stress and expense. Litigation is an adversarial approach to divorce and involves going to court, presenting evidence, and turning your life over to a judge or jury … [Read more...] about What Are My Divorce Options in Texas?
Making a marriage work can be challenging, especially when one spouse is considering divorce. It takes time and effort to rebuilt a relationship, but if both spouses are committed to making the marriage work, reconciliation is possible. 1. Be Realistic Don’t expect instant success–reconciliation takes time and hard work. You won’t be back to normal after one or two conversations. … [Read more...] about How To Reconcile
1. Being Short-sighted In the middle of a divorce spouses often pay attention to immediate problems rather than the long-term financial effects of decisions. For example, is you sell the family home and spend the cash on a vacation or a new car to make yourself feel better, you could end up without enough money to support yourself. Buy a smaller home or put funds in a retirement account … [Read more...] about Ten Common Divorce Mistakes
Divorce is difficult for parents and children, but there are things parents can do to make the divorce easier for them. Kids worry that mom and dad won’t love them after the divorce, that it’s their fault, that they might have to move and start at a new school with new friends, or that if we live with mom we won’t see dad again. Children use defenses of denial (acting like the whole thing … [Read more...] about Seven Things You Can Do For Your Kids During A Divorce
Studies show that high stress and low pay are associated with marriage killing jobs while workers in less stressful better paid occupations rarely get divorced. Jobs with the highest divorce rates include casino worker, massage therapist, bartender, professional athlete or entertainer, probation officer, engineer, veterinary professional, military enlisted, logistician, and enlisted military … [Read more...] about Top Ten Marriage Killing Careers