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Hurdles that are unique to older divorcees

Older couples in Texas have been getting divorces at higher rates than ever before in recent years. This is a nation-wide trend. However, while nothing outwardly differentiates a gray divorce from an average divorce, these older divorcees will be facing some unique hurdles that younger couples will likely be able to avoid.

Why did Stormy Daniels' husband file for a restraining order?

Even celebrities have to face the trials and tribulations of divorce, and they aren't always dealing with a clean split either. The news is currently following the divorce of Stormy Daniels from her husband Glendon Crain, who appears to have more than a few issues with his spouse.

What is rebuttable presumption?

When couples in Texas get divorced, you're left having to deal with new financial issues. You may need to figure out how to support a household while taking care of children and working a job, or you may need to decide how your spousal support payments will work. Lisa E. McKnight PC, is here to help you navigate these waters.

The costliest celebrity divorces and lessons learned

For the average Texan, a divorce can finalize a long and grueling period of discontent. It can also signal the beginning of a long and challenging road ahead. While these sentiments are often true among the divorces of celebrities, the lives they live as a whole often make marital dissolutions more complex. How expensive can celebrity divorces really be, and can the average, working-class couple learn anything about the divorce stories of the famous? 

What you need to know about Texas community property laws

At Lisa E. McKnight, PC, in Texas, we know that splitting up the property you and your spouse have acquired during your marriage can be very difficult and very complex, especially if you are a high net worth couple. In addition, since Texas is a community property state, you may be unclear as to what constitutes separate property as opposed to marital property.

Plan for divorce by understanding your financial situation

From high profile divorces involving millions of dollars to low profile and low cost divorces, the rules in Texas law remain the same. Either the parties have to come to agreement on the equitable distribution of property, spousal support, child support and physical custody arrangements, or they will have to litigate over these matters in court. In other words, there is no royal road to divorce. Fortunately, at Lisa E. McKnight PC we specialize in Texas family law and know how best to help clients plan for divorce.

These jobs most likely to lead to divorce before 30

Texas couples know the strain that comes from work can make marriage more difficult. As MarketWatch notes, nearly 41 percent of first marriages end in divorce. Depending upon the career path a person chooses, there could be added stress, and a recent study shows that certain industries have more divorces before age 30 than others.

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.