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June 2017 Archives

Olympic skater surprised by divorce filing

Michelle Kwan skated into hearts across Texas as a two-time Olympian, but reports say that her divorce has turned as cold as ice. As the Providence Journal explains, Kwan, who had been living apart from husband Clay Pell since November, learned of her husband's divorce filing from Twitter and a story in the New York Daily News. The documents, citing irreconcilable differences, were filed in California. Days later, Kwan filed for divorce in Rhode Island, where she has been living for the past year.

What causes parental alienation syndrome?

Texan parents who get a divorce have a lot to consider when it comes to raising their child, as divorces on their own can be quite traumatic. While some may feel that alienating their child from the other parent is the best route to go, you can actually cause more harm than good by doing so.

Pay child support or no car registration

Late or missing child support checks are a problem for single parents across the nation, but Texas is attempting to crack down on child support payments that have fallen into delinquency. As CBS DFW reports, the ability to register a car is now linked to a driver's child support payments being in good standing. The program, which went into effect in September 2016, prevents drivers who have not paid the child support from being able to renew their cars' registration. More than 4,600 cases have received payment since the law was enacted.

Mediating a divorce: Divorce doesn't have to be a battle

As you begin the divorce process in Texas, fear of the unknown naturally may grip you. This is particularly true if you are unsure about how you and your spouse will tackle issues such as property division or child custody. Fortunately, just because you are getting divorced does not mean you have to brace for battle. The process can be much more amicable if you choose mediation.