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Protecting privacy online during a divorce

When people in Texas get a divorce, they may want to take steps to secure their online accounts. They could change all their passwords and remove themselves from any shared accounts. If the couple shares any devices, such as phones, laptops or tablets, they should delete any personal information from them. They may want to reset to factory settings after each person has had an opportunity to remove everything they want.

What divorce looks like in a world with cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies have allowed some Texas investors to accumulate a relatively large amount of wealth from a relatively small initial stake. The very nature of cryptocurrencies makes hiding all of this wealth easy. Understandably, this can be a problem when going through the divorce process.

Gray divorce can be difficult for older couples

Throughout Texas and the rest of the U.S., more and more spouses over age 50 are choosing to separate. These gray divorces account for approximately 25 percent of legal splits. However, getting a gray divorce after experiencing a lengthy marriage presents challenges to both spouses. Lengthy marriages often involve greater difficulties when attempting to determine who owns various assets. Some couples spend years battling their convictions in court.

Social media and texting may benefit kids with divorced parents

Most parents in Texas are aware that kids love to text and use social media to communicate. They may also be hesitant about allowing them to do so. However, a new study suggests staying connected in this way may help children deal with divorce more effectively when one of their parents no longer live in the family home. Even though it's believed divorced parents' ability to get along post-split determines how kids cope with divorce, researchers discovered parental contact was even more important.

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