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Dallas Family Law Blog

Country legend on comeback trail with song about her divorce

One of the reasons that country music stars are so beloved is because they write and sing songs that their fans can really relate to. And one of the biggest names in the world of country music is making a comeback after years out of the spotlight. Shania Twain is about to release a new album, her first in 15 years. And one of her songs takes a personal approach to a familiar theme; the end of a relationship.

Make sure your protective order meets your needs

Victims of domestic violence typically feel trapped. Often, leaving an abuser is a difficult proposition. This is because an abuser can become especially dangerous when his or her control over the victim is threatened. And this is why if you are trying to escape from an abuser, you may want to obtain a restraining order from the court.

Admittedly, a restraining order cannot outright prevent an abuser from continuing to cause trouble, but you can call the police to have the abuser placed under arrest if he or she violates its conditions.

Halle Berry custody agreement focused on son's well-being

Going through a divorce can be an emotional experience. And as hard as it is for adults, divorce can be especially upsetting for children. After all, it can be hard to understand why the two people who you love the most in the world cannot be happy together. This is why, as we wrote in a previous post, it's so important for divorcing parents to try to work together to shield their children from their conflicts. In that same post, we mentioned how family law judges now prefer co-parenting solutions.

Currently, actress Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez are in the process of finalizing their divorce. And if reports are accurate, the famous couple is trying to do what is best for Maceo, their 3-year-old son. The two have agreed to share legal and physical custody of Maceo.

How much do you know about your marital assets?

Are you the spouse who had hardly any insight into the finances of a family who is now going through a divorce? You may feel that your exclusion from those details puts you at a disadvantage when it comes to the process of property division. Unfortunately, financial deception in Texas divorces is common, and the spouse who handled the family's cash flow, paid bills and was familiar with financial advisers may try to conceal cash, make up fake debts and expenses, and hide investments.

Klohe Kardashian uses divorce as springboard for new show

Sometimes, no matter how much you put into it, a marriage does not work out. And if you have come to the realization that it is really over for you and your spouse, you may feel uncertain about taking on life as a single once more. This is a challenge that most divorcee's face, but perhaps you could draw some inspiration from the recently divorced Khloe Kardashian.

You can handle your own divorce, but do you really want to?

If you are contemplating a divorce, it is only natural to have many questions and concerns -- particularly if there are children involved. Concern about finances will likely be one of your biggest concerns, not necessarily for yourself but for your ability to take proper care of your children after the divorce. Because of this, many people think that they can save money by navigating this complicated process without legal guidance. While it is legal to handle your own divorce, it will be challenging and extremely complicated.

Your prenuptial agreement can serve as a map for your marriage

If you are in a relationship that is headed down the aisle, then congratulations. Finding that special someone with whom to share your life is an amazing experience. And you may be in such a state of mind and heart that it's impossible to imagine that your marriage will ever have any serious hurdles to clear.

When a child custody fight becomes an international incident

Just because you got divorced does not mean you don't want what is best for your child. In fact, if you are like many other divorced parents in Texas, you probably try very hard to focus on your child's best interests when making life-altering decisions.

It's not uncommon for parents in your situation to face various challenges related to the upbringing and care of children. However, if you've been blindsided by a child custody situation that has suddenly become an international incident, you may need some extra help.

Drug addiction can threaten your custody and visitation rights

Drug addiction is a disease that affects millions of American families. And in recent years, the use of prescription painkillers and opioids has become increasingly prevalent. As such, more and more people are finding themselves with a drug habit that has devastated their lives and the lives of their loved ones.