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Choosing a co-parenting plan that works best for the children

Coping with divorce can be stressful for all parties involved. In Texas, it may be especially hard for the children to come to terms with living with only one parent at a time. Custody agreements and co-parenting plans seek to make this difficult process as suitable as possible for both the parents and the children.

Gray divorce on the rise, divorce overall declining

A number of studies have indicated that the divorce rate, in Texas and across the country, has declined in the past 20 years, but the rate for people aged 50 or older doubled between 1990 and 2010. The phenomenon has been called gray divorce. Divorce is very often a complicated and stressful process, regardless of when it happens; when couples get divorced later in life, though, there are usually more assets to deal with.

Do you need to bring a quiet title action for your home or ranch?

If you are like many people across the state of Texas, a significant portion of your personal wealth is likely tied up in your real estate holdings, whether you own just a basic family home or a ranch with substantial acreage. Protecting your ownership of that property involves maintaining the title until such time as when you choose to transfer the property to someone else.

Kids shouldn't suffer because of a divorce

When Texas parents get divorced, their children must live with the consequences of that decision as well. Therefore, it is important to have some idea of what they will be thinking when hearing the news for the first time. The first thing that a parent should stress is that the divorce is not the child's fault. It is also important to stress that he or she is allowed to love and have relationships with both parents.

Drawing Social Security benefits on an ex-spouse's record

Some people in Texas might not realize that they may be able to draw Social Security benefits based on an ex-spouse's contributions. The agency generally does not track this, so people might not be notified of their eligibility. This does not reduce what the former spouse receives in any way.

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