Texas Women can Protect Assets During Divorce with a Prenuptial

Certain holidays throughout the year tend to yield a higher rate of marriage proposals. Christmas and Valentine’s Day are both busy times for jewelers and those about to pop the big question. For the recently engaged in Texas, divorce is normally a far cry from their mind. But according to the Centers for Disease Control, women may wish to give a little more thought to the potential of divorce.

The CDC reports that marriages in America occur at a rate of 6.8 per 1,000 people. On the other hand, they rate divorce as 3.6 per 1,000. While this does not account for the difference between first, second and even third marriages, it does mean that over half of all marriages are likely to end in divorce. With statistics such as these, prenuptial agreements make a lot of sense, especially for women.

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Child Custody Agreements in Texas May be Easy to Break

Time spent with a child can form invaluable memories for most parents. But there are some Texas parents who say that they’re being robbed of those precious moments with their children, and they claim that law enforcement isn’t doing much to help. Instead, their child custody incidents are being turned back over to the already overwhelmed family court.

Under Texas state law, knowingly interfering with a child custody order is a felony and can result in a maximum of a two-year prison sentence. With this knowledge, some might be surprised to know that many parents are still unable to actually spend their court-ordered visitation with their children. Often, local police departments refuse to get too involved in child custody matters and instead refer the parent back to the family court./

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TEXAS STILL HAS LONG WAY TO GO WITH CHILD SUPPORT

When a marriage involving children ends in divorce, two issues are generally at the top of most parents to-do lists. Child custody andchild support may be the biggest obstacles that some Texas couples tackle over the course of their divorce proceedings. One city has recently aimed to improve wait times for child support hearings by hiring a second judge. Although wait times have indeed gone down, residents still claim that not much else has changed.

A Texas mother whose son still lives with her full time has been ordered to pay her ex child support. She claims that after the court required that his child support payments be increased, her ex fought for custody of their teenage son so that she would be the one to foot the bill instead. In addition to child support, the ex has also requested that she pay for insurance. The problem is that while the father has been granted legal custody, the son still resides with his mother, which seemingly has created a situation beyond repair.

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RED FLAGS THAT ONE’S DIVORCE ATTORNEY MAY NOT BE THE RIGHT FIT

Divorce is not necessarily a pleasant experience for most people. Some may wish to simply be done with the process as quickly as possible. However, there may be a time that hiring a new divorce attorney and starting all over may be the best option. Texas residents who are wondering whether they need a new attorney should keep an eye out for a couple of red flags.

Communication can be vital when it comes to divorce proceedings. For those moving forward with divorce, it can be normal to be confused about certain aspects of the process. While it is unreasonable to expect a lawyer to answer every single phone call at all hours of the day or night, expecting questions and concerns to be addressed within a timely manner is not. When a busy schedule transcends to simply ignoring questions, it may be the point to move on to someone who has the time to properly address concerns.

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