Category Archive: Divorce

  • 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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  • Key Considerations for Divorce During COVID-19 Crisis

    Posted on July 13, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    The last several months have created new difficulties for many people. As COVID-19 has spread throughout the state, Texans have had to adjust to a new way of life.  The challenges posed by the COVID-19 quarantine have affected Texans in different ways. Stress over employment issues, questions over continued lockdowns of public schools, and red...

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  • How Does Divorce Affect Military Benefits?

    Posted on June 22, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    The protection of our nation’s veterans and their hard-fought benefits can evoke strong reactions from many, as evidenced by numerous court cases and Congressional measures over the years. No matter your role in a military marriage, it is important to understand both the development and current state of divorce as it relates to military benefits...

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  • Divorce and the Family Business

    Posted on June 15, 2020 by Chris Kirker

    Many people find themselves overwhelmed when confronting divorce. Having a family business can further aggravate the stress associated with divorce. However, there are steps that business owners can take to alleviate some of this stress. Below are a few tips to consider when approaching your divorce as a business owner.  Focusing on your priorit...

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