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As mentioned in previous posts on this blog, there are many parenting options available for parents in Texas going forward after a divorce. For those who parted amicably, co-parenting is one option. Others may find their relationship has not yet reached that point, and they may find parallel parenting works for them. Even others may be in situations where shared custody is not an option, and they have petitioned for and won sole custody of their children. Regardless of how they are parenting, at the end of the day their aim is to do what is in their child's best interests.

Family law: what if co-parenting isn't right for my family?

Though a couple may have similar ideals when they get married to one another in Texas, over time the couple may drift apart for various reasons and decide that they can no longer continue their relationship. There are a number of family law issues that arise when a couple is going through a divorce, but one of the most difficult aspects is of deciding custody and visitation with regards to children.

Is nesting a good child custody arrangement for your divorce?

One custody option that is becoming more popular in Texas is nesting. Nesting allows your kids to continue living in the marital home while you and your former partner take turns living there. Instead of shuffling your children back and forth to two different homes, they can remain in one. You may be wondering if this type of arrangement can work for your situation. It is beneficial for some families who want to minimize their kids' exposure to the number of changes that occur during their divorces. However, it is not ideal for all child custody arrangements

Focusing on the 'best interests of the child' in the courts

All parents love their children. And all parents only want what is best for their children. It is not uncommon though, that during the course of a divorce, opinions may vary on what is considered the best interests of the children. It is not uncommon for each parent to truly believe that they deserve child custody of their child or children, and that by caring for their children, they are protecting the best interests of the child or children.

Why a prenuptial agreement might be right for you

We all know the last thing a couple on the verge of marriage wants to talk about is the possibility of divorce. Yet for nearly half of all married couples throughout the United States, including those from Killeen, Texas and the surrounding area, the unfortunate reality is that half of all marriages ultimately end in divorce. It is important to recognize this because the process of a divorce, as we all have heard could be painful.

3 important facts about boating under the influence

Do you know about the dangers of boating under the influence, or BUI? If not, you will now. Operation Dry Water, a campaign launched by the United States Coast Guard, is partnering with local law enforcement to raise awareness about the risks of BUI from June 30 to July 2. With warm weather and boating season in full gear, it is crucial for you to know about the dangers of consuming alcohol while operating a boat

Can I allocate my property with my spouse after we are married?

Many people have touted the benefits of signing a prenuptial agreement while also highlighting the difficulties of signing such an important document at an emotionally charged time. Many times couples take it as a sign that one spouse is already looking for a way out of the marriage, rather than recognizing it as a way to avoid a drawn out legal dispute in case the marriage ends. This may be why there has been a recent rise in postnuptial agreements-agreements signed by spouses after they get married.

Property division laws in Texas

Divorce in Texas can bring with it many unexpected issues and complications. Every soon-to-be divorced spouse has different goals when it comes to how they wish a divorce to play out. Some may desire certain child support and child custody outcomes to fall in place, while others may seek spousal support in order to continue to maintain the same quality of life they enjoyed before the divorce. Having specific goals can help when planning to undergo the divorce proceedings.

When to consider signing a prenuptial agreement

Texas residents who are entering into a marriage likely have a lot on their minds. It is undoubtedly an exciting time for many -- but it can also be a stressful time. There is often much to consider and a lot of planning to be done. Many of those entering a marriage want to make sure to protect their assets and ensure that their interests will be carried out in the unfortunate event of divorce.

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