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Lesbian Couple Can't Cohabitate In Texas

A Texas judge made a ruling that a particular lesbian couple could not live together. The ruling was part of a complex family law case that was dictated by a morality clause that was included in one of the women's divorce decree. The women believe that they are the victims of discrimination.

Alimony payments may affect wives as well as husbands

Texas couples who decide to divorce have many decisions to make. Among them are the questions of which spouse will have custody of any children from the marriage, as well as how the property will be divided. In some cases, one partner may make significantly more money than the other and alimony may be awarded as part of the divorce settlement.

Dealing with a term life insurance policy in divorce

Many Dallas couples have term life insurance policies that cover one spouse and name the other spouse as the beneficiary. Because most such policies pay only if the covered individual dies, they typically have no current cash value. Does that mean they are not subject to property division in a divorce? Generally, yes. In many cases, the covered spouse simply names a new person to replace his or her ex as beneficiary. However, the other spouse does have some options.

Dealing with debt during divorce

One of the most frustrating aspects of a divorce is the distribution of a couple's assets and liabilities. Unfortunately, some debts may not be discovered until the couple is in the middle of divorce proceedings. Texas couples may struggle a little more with this issue because they reside in a community property state.

Millionaires locked in conflict over child support

Dallas residents may be interested in a child support case between two millionaires, a woman, and her five-year-old child. The two millionaires, one of whom is a prominent Wall Street financier, and the other a former bank executive, have each shared a romantic liaison with the woman, one of which produced the child who is the focus of the child support controversy. The romance between the woman and the Wall Street financier evolved into an engagement which was broken shortly before the child was born. The break-up was reportedly a mutual agreement that ended on amicable terms.

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