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Will I receive alimony from a divorce?

Alimony, sometimes called spousal support, is one of the most controversial and heated issues in nearly every divorce. As pessimistic as it may sound, the vast majority of divorces tend to come down to money and assets, particularly if there are no children involved and child custody is not an issue. In most instances, when a marriage is coming to an end, the most important thing for both parties is who gets how much money or property by the end of it all.

State Court seeking alternatives to high legal costs

It is no secret that legal assistance of any kind will benefit individuals going through a legal family issue, such as divorce, child support arrangements or alimony. It is also likely not a secret that most individuals struggle to afford this legal aid that is often so vital to presenting a well-developed case and receive the custodial and support orders for which the situation truly calls. Fortunately for Texas residents, help is on the way.

Statistics indicate Texas laws may not prevent divorce

It seems that divorce is always a popular topic of discussion when it comes to families and the state of the family unit in our country currently. You have likely heard the statistic that half of marriages end in divorce, with many claiming that it is for this reason that younger couples should wait longer before tying the knot. There are many factors that could contribute to a divorce, but rushing into things certainly does not seem to help matters.

Texas sees its first same-sex divorce

A few months ago, the Supreme Court of the United States made nationwide headlines when it legalized same-sex marriage all across the country. Many people rejoiced about the decision to finally marry their loved ones, but there were many people who lamented the new law. Shortly after that, Texas made many national headlines as various public officials and county clerks stood up for their religious beliefs and vowed to do what they could to stop same-sex marriages from happening.

Your divorce will affect your entire life

If you are going through a divorce, it is extremely important that you do not treat the matter lightly. Divorce is a very complex legal area, and there are many important issues that must be addressed, including child support, alimony and much more. What is most important to remember about these issues is that they are more than just issues that you will face in the immediate aftermath of the divorce. You will still be dealing with them after you grow accustomed to your post-married life.

An attorney may help prove you deserve alimony

Divorces can be stressful, especially when both spouses cannot agree on certain issue such as property division, child custody or alimony. Alimony, when it is requested, isn't always awarded. Just because one person feels as though they deserve to be paid a certain amount every month, doesn't mean that their former spouse or the courts will agree with them. When it comes to alimony disputes, people request it for various reasons. Sometimes, the reason for requesting it is valid, while other times, it is obvious that they are just trying to get more money out of their spouse.

An overview of divorce in Texas

Texas is a no-fault divorce state, meaning that couples can divorce without claiming or proving that one member of the marriage directly caused the issues that led to the divorce (such as committing adultery or cruelty). If the spouses agree that the marriage is irretrievably broken, then they can file for divorce in Texas. However, if courts can find evidence or grounds that a marriage could reasonably be reconciled, then the divorce may not be granted.

Legal assistance will benefit your divorce

The importance of consulting with an attorney during divorce proceedings cannot be overstated. There are many complex issues in any given divorce case, and no two cases are truly alike, so it is important that you present a case that illustrates your unique circumstances. An in-depth understanding of how Texas courts treat divorce cases can significantly strengthen your case and ensure that your divorce agreement is fair to you and your circumstances.

How can I deal with my ex-spouse ignoring visitation rights?

It is extremely important for the healthy development and well-being of a child that parents remain civil with one another, assuming that they cannot get along. Tensions may run understandably high in the aftermath of a divorce, and it is not unreasonable that former spouses do not wish to see one another, but these parents are encouraged to put the needs of the child first. Unfortunately, some parents attempt to deny visitation.

The Supreme Court tackles same-sex marriage

You may not know it, but there is a case in the Supreme Court that could change the entire landscape of the family unit across the entire country, especially in states like Texas. Obergefell v. Hodges s is a case that will allow the Supreme Court to closely examine state laws affecting same-sex marriage, specifically those that define marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman. Currently, homosexuals in Texas cannot be married, and if they were married in another state, their marriage is not recognized in Texas, meaning that they cannot bdivorceded in Texas. Naturally this is a polarizing topic with proponents on either side.

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