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  • Does Verbal or emotional Abuse Matter in My Divorce?

    Posted on May 3, 2021 by Chris Kirker

    Divorces can be caused by many things, including verbal or emotional abuse. If verbal or emotional abuse is present in a marriage, the spouses may wonder how it will affect their divorce. While verbal or emotional abuse will not change whether or not a court grants a divorce, it can lead to divorce terms that benefit the verbally abused spouse. ...

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  • How Do I Protect My Assets In A Divorce?

    Posted on April 26, 2021 by Chris Kirker

    Many people considering a divorce worry about their financial future after splitting from their partner. They may have a valuable business that they don’t want to split up, or a sentimental piece of family property that they want to protect. Without proper planning, these assets might be divided in a divorce, or even given entirely to the other...

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  • What Are Red Flags When Choosing a Divorce Lawyer?

    Posted on October 19, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    As many people unfortunately know, going through a divorce can be extremely difficult. And while a good divorce lawyer can help make their client’s life a bit easier, a bad one can make things worse. Luckily, there are certain “red flags” that clients can look for to help them avoid problematic attorneys. Poor Communication Communication i...

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  • How to Plan for Your Child’s College Education During a Divorce

    Posted on October 12, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    If you are considering or facing a divorce, and you and your spouse have children together, it may seem impossible to think past the next few weeks or plan for the future. It may seem doubly impossible to plan for something as daunting as how to pay for your children’s college education. However, there are steps you can take during a divorce tha...

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  • How Can I Keep Divorce From Being Traumatizing To My Kids?

    Posted on October 5, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    Divorce is a challenging process for everyone involved and can be one of the hardest events in someone’s life – this is especially true for the children of divorcing parents. Children might not fully understand what a divorce is or why their parents won’t be living together anymore. However, with careful planning and the help of experienced ...

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  • Fault-Based Divorce in Texas

    Posted on September 14, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    A fault-based divorce is a divorce where one spouse alleges that the other spouse is “at fault” for the break-up of the marriage. A fault-based divorce can be more expensive and difficult to navigate than a no-fault divorce and the allegations may impact the division of property and assets. The Texas Family Code allows for fault-based divorces...

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  • How Can I Reduce Stress in My Divorce?

    Posted on September 7, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    Going through the divorce process can be straining, both emotionally and financially. However, in some instances, there may be methods by which you can reduce the stress associated with your divorce as well as the amount of time it takes to finalize that divorce. Below are a few suggestions that, depending on circumstances, certain couples may wan...

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  • Nesting: Is it Right for You?

    Posted on August 31, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    For many splitting spouses, the top priority during a divorce is the wellbeing of their children. Courts, too, must make decisions in accordance with the children’s best interests. In terms of child custody, one common choice for courts and families in recent decades has been split custody between joint managing conservators. In such custody arr...

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  • What is an Annulment and Does My Marriage Qualify for One?

    Posted on August 17, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    While a divorce ends a valid marriage, an annulment is a type of lawsuit through which a party seeks to have the marriage declared invalid. When a judge grants an annulment, the marriage is found to never have legally existed at all. Bottom line: after an annulment, for all legal purposes, the marriage never happened. In Texas, there are sev...

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  • Understanding the Inventory and Appraisement (I&A)

    Posted on July 20, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    During the divorce process, parties may have to prepare and file what is called an “inventory and appraisement.” An inventory and appraisement (I&A) is, essentially, a list of all real and personal property as well as all debts and liabilities claimed by each spouse. The I&A list may be filed with the court and its purpose is to ass...

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