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The world is currently being taken over by a pandemic known as the novel coronavirus, also known as Covid-19. After a few months, the virus has spread practically all over the world. People are scrambling, trying to figure out how to deal with this new and never-before-seen type of coronavirus. While scientists are still trying to find a cure for the virus, we should not panic. There are still ways to protect yourself from the virus and avoid contracting it. The Current Situation in Texas and US As of March 14, the number of coronavirus cases in the US has […]

Protecting Your Family from COVID-19



It is completely normal for unmarried couples to want to purchase a house together. Many people in committed relationships buy their dream homes even if a wedding is not in the works. However, it is important to lay the groundwork and plan for this enormous responsibility you are about to take on. Buying a property is risky as it is so if you are planning to get one with your partner, here are things you need to know. Get Legal Assistance When acquiring a home, it is always a good idea to create a game plan under the supervision of […]

Unwed Couples: Should You Buy a House before Marrying?


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Getting a divorce will not free you from being responsible for your ex-spouse. Aside from supporting your children, you may also have to give spousal support. You may know spousal maintenance as “alimony”. They are one and the same. Notoriously, there are those who would use marriage and divorce to live off of alimony. Some countries and states have already caught on and have made conditions for granting spousal support. Texas Rules for Spousal Support/Alimony The State of Texas has actually been very strict with alimony. It was not allowed until recently. There are many conditions before an ex-spouse can […]

How is Spousal Maintenance Taxed in Texas?   Recently updated !



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Being a parent entails supporting children in every aspect of their lives— including financial support. Your kids can’t earn for themselves yet. They are totally dependent on their parents. A change in one’s financial situation can affect a parent’s ability to support the child or make child custody payments. Unemployment can raise questions about financial capacity and this may cause changes in the support order of your custody agreement.  Remember, it’s not easy to save money. Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t have savings left for the rainy days. People change and lose jobs. It’s normal. We get to […]

Will You Lose Custody When You Lose Your Job?   Recently updated !


“Divorce”, a seven-letter word that puts you in one of the most difficult and stressful situations. There are a number of ways that you can go through a divorce. Litigation is one, followed by a collaborative divorce. The third is called a “divorce mediation”. This is the process by which a couple involves a neutral third party known as the “mediator”. Not often mandated by court in most states, divorces that are filed in Texas usually come with a requirement or rather a high recommendation for mediation. Before you get into mediation, here are some things you have to know. […]

4 Things to Know About Divorce Mediation in Texas



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So, you just got your divorce summons. Maybe you saw this coming. Maybe this caught you off-guard. Whether or not you knew this was going to happen, you’re still going to have to do something about it. Think Before Acting The first thing you need to do is to stop and think. This is especially important if you didn’t see this coming. But even if you did see this coming, it’s good to stop first and think about what to do next. Of course, you’ll need to answer your divorce summon. If you realize too late that you want to […]

What Do I Do if A Divorce is Filed Against Me?   Recently updated !


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Divorce is often portrayed in movies as something quite arduous and always has the courts involved, but the reality of it all is that there are options to avoid such painful experiences. While that is true, it does not mean that divorce is without pain, however, it is always good to know that there is something known as an uncontested divorce in Texas. What is an uncontested divorce, you may ask? Just like it sounds, an uncontested divorce means that you and your partner have agreed to the terms of your divorce and don’t need to get the courts involved. […]

How to Get an Uncontested Divorce in Texas