dating during divorce

While you and your estranged spouse might be physically separated, the state of Texas does not recognize legal separation. In the Lone Star State, you are either married or not. So even if the two of you are living separately, you are still married until you have a signed divorce order from a judge, and…

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adultery and divorce

When Frank Sinatra sang about love and marriage going together like a horse and carriage, he never mentioned sex. Perhaps the famous crooner knew that all too many times sex and marriage don’t match — that instead adultery, porn addictions, or lack of sex can pepper unions and lead to divorce.  But what do these…

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With the extended filing deadline of June 15 fast approaching, it’s time to think about taxes and the way your divorce impacts them. Uncle Sam won’t let a filing deadline slide or hold off on charging late fees and interest for a missed payment just because your marital state was in flux. Here are some…

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It takes a strong woman to stop living a lie and break away from a relationship that isn’t working. To celebrate women who are after a better life and Women’s History Month, we thought it would be empowering to look at these trailblazing women in news, sports and politics. Here are 10 strong women, or…

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When someone that you know personally or someone that you admire goes through a divorce, it’s easy to support their decision and acknowledge the strength it took to get out of a bad marriage. But when divorce happens to you, it’s easy to let those standards fade away and be replaced with guilt and blame.…

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Just as a new year can be a fresh start, so too can a divorce. Finding freedom from a bad marriage can actually be the beginning of a transition to the life you want to lead, rather than the end. In the past, January was often referred to as the divorce month. Historically, the divorce…

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Concern about financial security following divorce is one of the biggest reasons many women stay in a bad marriage. The financial responsibility of maintaining a lifestyle, affording a nice home, and raising then sending kids to college can be daunting, not only for stay-at-home moms but for working women as well. Financial concerns should not…

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If you are considering divorce or some other legal action but planning to wait until the New Year to file, you may want to rethink that decision. The Supreme Court of Texas recently proposed changes to our evidentiary rules that will affect deadlines, expert witness procedures, and more. While the Supreme Court of Texas has not confirmed…

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BARRIERS TO DIVORCE #3 HOW TO SURVIVE THE HOLIDAYS DURING DIVORCE

Life isn’t like a Hallmark Christmas movie, particularly if you find yourself in the middle of a divorce during the holiday season. This year will be different. But with careful thought and preparation, as well as patience, you can make it through the holidays and might even enjoy yourself along the way. Here are some…

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BARRIERS TO DIVORCE #2 CONCERNS OVER KIDS

Divorce is challenging enough when only dealing with your spouse and financial affairs, but throw kids into the equation and even the most amicable divisions can get touchy and more difficult. Concerns range from whether a husband can get full or even half custody to how a stay-at-home mom financially supports her kids. Even mid-divorce…

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