Month: March 2012

Pre-marriage cohabitation increasingly common

Given the fact that approximately 50 percent of all first marriages end in divorce during their first two decades, a good number of couples, including some in Texas, are opting to test the waters first by living together before getting married.Once widely regarded...

Communication is key after a divorce

Talking to an ex-spouse after a divorce can be difficult. Bitter feelings may not have subsided, and there may be disagreements on key issues. However, particularly if the custody of children is involved, communication can be extremely important.If communication...

Cohabitation agreements growing more common

When people are preparing to marry, it is often in their best interest to draft a premarital agreement, particularly if they have a lot of assets. Nowadays, 60 percent of couples live together before marriage, compared to just 10 percent in the late 1960s. And many...

Dennis Quaid’s wife files for divorce in Texas

The third wife of actor Dennis Quaid has filed for divorce in Austin. According to court documents, Kimberly Buffington Quaid says the marriage fell apart because of "conflict of personalities" and "discord." The couple had been married since 2004 and had twins back...

Dennis Quaid’s wife files for divorce in Texas

The third time was apparently not the charm for actor Dennis Quaid, whose wife has filed a divorce petition in Travis County, Texas. She said their marriage had "become insupportable because of discord or conflict of personalities."So far there doesn't appear to be...

Legal separation may be an option for some couples

In some situations, estranged married couples may decide to opt for a legal separation in lieu of a divorce. Although Texas is one of a handful of states that don't officially recognize legal separation, it can be accomplished by using other laws.A divorce in Texas...

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