Recent Posts in Divorce Category

  • Successful Parenting After the Divorce

    || 16-Aug-2017

    For parents, one of the most difficult parts of divorce is worrying about how it will affect their children. A father can be terrified about the idea of no longer living under the same roof as his children, or a stay-at-home mother can be heartbroken when she has to return to working outside the home, away from her children. It’s often difficult for each parent, even though each can ...
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  • Effects of a Family Violence Protective Order

    || 9-Aug-2017

    Each state has what are called restraining orders or protective orders, which are meant to protect the victims of sexual assault and domestic violence (family violence). In Texas, they are called protective orders. Texas protective orders are civil court orders that order abusers to leave their victims alone and to stop committing further acts of violence. The Office of the Attorney General of ...
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  • Can I Get a U.S. Passport if I Owe Child Support?

    || 18-Jul-2017

    If you are like millions of Americans, you will have the need or desire to travel abroad. Perhaps you will want to go overseas for business, to visit family, or to enjoy a second honeymoon with your new husband or wife. However, if you owe back child support, you may not be able to obtain a U.S. passport until you pay off your child support arrears. In other words, you may not be able to travel ...
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  • Does Adultery Affect Alimony in Texas?

    || 16-May-2017

    Here, our Katy divorce lawyer discusses how adultery can affect alimony in Texas. If your marriage was affected because you or your spouse had an affair, you may wonder how adultery affects the spouses’ rights and obligations in the divorce process. Each state handles marital misconduct differently. In some no-fault states, adultery is for the most part a non-issue; it does not usually ...
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  • Social Media and Divorce

    || 12-Apr-2017

    If you are planning on getting a divorce in the near future, now may be the time to start strategizing everything from when to see a divorce attorney, to when to tell your spouse, to monitoring how you spend the marital assets, to what you say and do on social media. Social media use has exploded in the last decade to the point where it plays a significant role in our daily lives. On Nov. 22, ...
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  • Parents Moving Out Before Divorce

    || 27-Mar-2017

    When a marriage is on the brink of divorce, living under one roof often becomes exceedingly difficult for spouses. Regardless if a couple is divorcing because of infidelity, financial woes, constant arguing, or simply growing apart, living together can be too difficult to bear. Often, once a couple decides to divorce, the husband or wife moves out. While this is typically a nonissue for couples ...
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  • Divorce: Should You Sell the House?

    || 24-Mar-2017

    If you are headed towards divorce and you and your spouse own a home, you will have to determine what to do with the marital home. Should you keep the house? Should you sell it, or should you rent it out? As of this writing, a modest 3-bedroom home in Katy, Texas runs about $210,000. For a 4-bedroom, 2,866 square foot home, you are looking at about $300,000. There is a good chance that the marital ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Military Divorce

    || 27-Feb-2017

    In the United States, divorce is unfortunately a very common event. According to the American Psychological Association, “about 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States divorce.” For second and subsequent marriages, the chance of divorce is even higher. Arguably, military marriages are often more difficult than civilian marriages. Frequent moves, and regular deployments ...
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  • Property Division in a Texas Divorce

    || 22-Feb-2017

    In the United States, there are two main methods of dividing a married couple’s property in a divorce : 1) equitable distribution, and 2) community property. Texas is one of several states, including Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, and New Mexico that follows the community property method of distribution. Under Texas’ community property laws, most of the property acquired during ...
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  • Financial Advice for a Katy Divorce

    || 20-Feb-2017

    Over the years, we have heard clients say they had wanted a divorce for a long time, but delayed it for years because they were afraid it would ruin their credit, or they would end up bankrupt or penniless. This uneasiness is understandable as these fears are not necessarily unfounded. Many divorcing spouses have made financial mistakes that have resulted in long-lasting consequences. However, the ...
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  • Living Wills & Power of Attorney After a Divorce

    || 7-Oct-2016

    A divorce can be an arduous, emotionally draining process and it's normal for people to feel a tremendous amount of relief when the process is over. Despite this relief, however, there may be other legal considerations to address, particularly with any pre-existing estate plans. Many divorce clients fail to amend their estate plan after dissolving their marriage, leaving their ex-spouse with ...
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  • Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

    || 16-Sep-2016

    As of June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This landmark decision was a major victory for members of the LGBT community who were now able to not only legally wed, but to take advantage of the many federal benefits that come with marriage. In this post, our Katy divorce attorney explains how this decision can impact a current or upcoming marriage ...
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  • Importance of Getting a New Will After a Divorce

    || 15-Mar-2016

    Estate planning is most likely the last thing on your mind when you’re facing the emotional stress of going through a divorce. After the divorce is finalized, however, it’s important that you update your will or else your assets may be distributed to your ex-spouse. In this blog, our Katy family law attorney discusses the steps you need to take in order to make sure your will reflects ...
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  • How Are Retirement Accounts Handled in a Divorce?

    || 18-Jan-2016

    Property division, or the splitting of marital assets, tends to be one of the most complex and time-consuming aspects of a divorce. While most people understand that joint property such as cars, homes, and bank accounts are subject to division, many are unaware that retirement accounts and pensions may also be split. Secure the dedicated, skillful representation you need. Schedule an initial ...
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  • How Forensic Accounting Can Help You In Your Divorce

    || 8-Jan-2016

    Any divorce can be a complicated process, but those involving complex financial portfolios tend to be especially difficult. Although it is absolutely critical to retain a Katy divorce attorney to guide you through the process and protect your interests, you may also benefit from a forensic accountant, who can help you understand the detailed impact a divorce will have on your financial future. ...
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  • Same-Sex Family Law Issues

    || 14-Dec-2015

    The legality of same-sex marriage is a huge victory for the rights of millions of Americans, and has opened the doors for gay and lesbian individuals to marry and build a life with the person they love. As a result, however, LGBT couples may face a variety of legal challenges which require skilled counsel from a Katy family lawyer. The skilled team at Hunt Law Firm, PLLC understands these ...
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  • 5 Ways to Help Your Child Deal with Divorce

    || 17-Sep-2015

    Divorce is rarely easy for anyone, but the process tends to be especially difficult for children. While nearly all children will struggle somewhat with their parents’ divorce, there are a number of ways to help them deal with the situation in a healthy way. 1. Make Sure Your Child Knows They Are Loved For many parents, this tip may seem obvious. However, it’s especially important to ...
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  • What Is Parental Alienation?

    || 9-Sep-2015

    Every parent deserves a fair opportunity to have a positive and loving relationship with their children. Even after a divorce, and after both spouses move on with their separate lives, children will continue to play an important role in the spouses’ lives. However, not all divorces end amiably. When spouses divorce on bad or tenuous terms, there is a chance that these feelings may transfer ...
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