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Divorce mistakes to avoid

The rate of divorce filings tends to spike in the month of January as many individuals want to start anew after getting through stressful holidays surrounded by their in-laws. Individuals in Texas and the rest of rest of the country should avoid making certain mistakes if they want to file for divorce immediately after the beginning of a new year.

International adoptions

An international adoption could be one way to bring a child into a Texas family. An international adoption agency might be needed as there are many steps to adopting a child from another country. The U.S. State Department has a list of countries that allow American citizens to adopt.

Bristol Palin seeks to mend ties with her children's fathers

Unmarried parents in Texas could achieve parenting agreements similar to those arranged by former reality television show star Bristol Palin. The father of her most recent child, a daughter, has begun taking on his responsibilities as a parent. The veteran Marine and recipient of the Medal of Honor shares joint legal custody.

Divorce for artists and creators

Many professional artists and other creative people make their home in Texas, and they are as likely to get married and raise a family as anyone else. Unfortunately, some of these unions will terminate in divorce. This can sometimes lead to unusual problems with property division. As the state of Texas follows the laws of community property, all artworks created during a marriage are the joint property of both spouses. They are to be assessed and divided like all other property.

Texas property division in divorces

People who are getting divorced in Texas probably know that Texas is community property state, but they may not be certain exactly what that means. In community property states, all property that is owned on the date of dissolution, as well as all financial obligations that have been taken on during the marriage, is presumed to be owned by both the husband and the wife. However, this is not nearly as straightforward as it may initially sound, and during the property division phase of a divorce the court will not always divide the community property equally.

Grandparent rights to a child in Texas

In Texas, a child's grandparent may petition for legal custody or visitation rights if it is in the best interest of the child. In addition, the courts must find that the child is being abused by a parent or that the child's legal parents are getting divorced. A petition may also be granted if the child's parent has been incarcerated or died or if the child has lived with the grandparent for more than six months.

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