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September 2013 Archives

Gray divorces: What does this trend mean for Texas couples?

If you are like many other baby boomers in Texas and across the country, the thought of getting divorced may have crossed your mind in recent years. In fact, more than 15 percent of people 50 and older have gotten a divorce recently, according to the results of the 2011 Census Bureau's American Community Survey. This was a significant increase from the 2.8 percent of people over 50 years old who were divorced 50 years ago. 

Mother defies court ruling, flees to Japan with child

Parents in Texas often have a difficult time adjusting to a co-parenting arrangement with an ex. They may feel as though they are not getting enough time with their children or that the other parent is inadequate. Often times, these emotions do not go away because of a court ruling and parents can end up very dissatisfied with a particular shared parenting arrangement. But taking matters into your own hands when it comes to child custody can be a huge mistake. 

10 years later: Couple's split lasts twice as long as marriage

Going through a divorce can be one of the most devastating and stressful times in a person's life. The emotions that a person can experience, combined with complicated legal procedures, can often seem quite overwhelming. But it is important to try and keep a divorce in perspective. It is true that a divorce marks the end of a marriage, but it can also be the start of a new chapter and a fresh start. And while it may not always seem like it, the process of divorce will not last forever. Or at least it shouldn't.