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April 2016 Archives

Courts divided on parental alienation, abuse claims

Some Texas parents who are going through a divorce might be facing the loss of child custody due to parental alienation. Others may have aired legitimate concerns about abuse only to be accused of lying in attempt to alienate the child from the parent. While medical professionals are skeptical about the existence of parental alienation as an actual disorder, some parents do attempt to manipulate their child's attitude toward the other parent.

Divorced parents need to plan ahead for summer with kids

Summertime often brings new challenges for divorced Texas parents. School will be out, so their kids will have more free time. Vacations are a time for parent and child to build memories together. Custody arrangements may change if both parents want to take their kids on vacation during the break from school.

How a prenup can protect a business

Unmarried people in Texas who own a business and who are thinking about getting married may want to create a prenuptial agreement. As painful as a divorce can be emotionally and as hard as it can be on personal finances, it can be devastating to a business because the other spouse may get half of the value that the business has appreciated during the marriage. In addition to a prenup, it is not uncommon to require that any transfer of shares to a former spouse must have the approval of all shareholders.