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January 2016 Archives

What are the benefits of collaborative law in a divorce?

Many people base their idea of what a divorce is like on the experiences of generations past, but divorce is constantly evolving. As more and more couples choose to divorce amicably, the collaborative approach is becoming more popular and is a viable option for many. Learn more about this process to see if it is right for you.

What happens if the grandparents want visitation rights?

Custody and visitation cases are always stressful for those involved. When you've already been through a long custody battle with your ex, it can bring back all of those feelings of anxiety and powerlessness when you find out that the child's grandparents are filing for visitation rights through the family courts.

Obtaining a restraining order in Texas

Restraining orders, also sometimes referred to as protective orders, are designed to keep victims of domestic violence, stalking or harassing safe. While many people may know about this option, actually going through the process of requesting and obtaining a restraining order through the courts can be overwhelming. If you're considering this step, you're likely already dealing with a stressful situation. Talking to a family law attorney experienced in dealing with restraining orders can make it easier to understand how this option works.

Divorce and the child tax exemption

When couples begin the divorce process many think it is just a matter of deciding who gets to keep the house and who will pay child support. However, divorce is a major life event that effects nearly every aspect of your life, and this includes your income tax filings. Taking the time and steps necessary to understand how your divorce can affect your income taxes before you file can help you avoid problems and issues down the road.

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