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Category Archives: Divorce

The Three Types of Spousal Support in Texas

Spousal maintenance, known as alimony in other states, is not guaranteed in all Texas divorces. However, when one spouse will be left unable to financially support themselves during or after the divorce process, a judge may order it. Couples can also reach an agreement on their own about whether spousal maintenance should be paid, the …

Divorcing a Narcissist: Does it Affect the Process?

You probably deal with narcissistic, self-absorbed individuals on a regular basis, and they likely affect your personal or professional life – or both. One of the most challenging situations you may face is when you are looking to divorce someone who demonstrates the personality traits of narcissism. There is a good chance that your spouse’s …

What is Agreement Incident to Divorce (AID)?

An Agreement Incident to Divorce (AID) is prepared in addition to the Final Decree of Divorce or in addendum to the Final Decree. The Final Decree can reference the Agreement Incident to Divorce, which will include all the specific financial or property details. Agreements Incident to Divorce are not typically imaged for public consumption like the Final Decree. The Final Decree of Divorce is the legal tool signed by a judge that grants the divorce, while the AID is what fleshes out the agreements stemming from the divorce.

How Long Does It Take For A Divorce To Be Finalized?

Spouses do not make a trip down the aisle with the expectation that their relationship will end,, but the reality is that many couples will consider divorce. If you have realized that your marriage cannot be saved, it is understandable that you will want to move through the Texas divorce process as quickly as possible. …

What Is A Divorce Decree?

Every Texas divorce case starts when one spouse files a petition to dissolve the marriage, and it concludes when the court enters a final divorce decree. This document not only marks the closure of the divorce proceedings, but it is also the legal end to a marriage. Many parties obtain their decree by an uncontested …

Legal Separation or Divorce: Which is Better Financially?

If your marital relationship has broken down beyond the point of repair and you are contemplating divorce, there is a good chance the concept of legal separation has also crossed your mind. Through conversations with others and some basic research, you may have discovered that legal separation is often the more economical option. You may …