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Co-parenting may be a solution for some Texas divorces

Co-parenting, also known as shared parenting or joint parenting, is a technique by which couples who are no longer together can share parenting activities and responsibilities in a way that fosters both of their relationships with their child. Co-parenting requires that the parents be able to communicate with each other effectively and without animosity about their shared child custody.

Community property states and debt

Texas residents who are thinking about getting a divorce should be sure that they understand laws related to asset division before proceeding. This is because Texas is a community property state. The family law relating to divorce in a community property state declares that all property and debts accrued over the course of the marriage are to be split up when the marriage ends. This is important because it means that someone with no debt in their name could end up being responsible for half of their spouse's debt.

States reconsider permanent spousal support in divorces

The concept of alimony has a long history, so it is likely not a foreign one to many Texas residents who are familiar with the vocabulary of divorce. Simply put, it's a financial commitment of spousal support between the two parties after a legal separation or divorce. The parties who normally receive the support tend to have low or no income and need the funds to maintain a healthy household for themselves and their children. For many, alimony has been a forgone conclusion in divorce proceedings. However, changes are taking place or being considered in many states that may alter the nature of this support.

Who should get air miles in a divorce?

After Dallas couples battle over the ownership of the family home, cash, investment options, retirement accounts, wine collections, antique furniture and other assets, they may finally reach a property settlement agreement. However, there are other items that may need to be considered during the divorce. Airline miles that the couple has accumulated, sometimes for years, may turn into a forgotten asset.

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