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Texas Supreme Court to determine if same-sex couples may divorce

The Texas Supreme Court is in the process of trying to determine whether same-sex couples who were legally married in other states will be permitted to divorce in Texas. Two cases are involving couples who live in Dallas and Austin, respectively, but were married out-of-state, lie at the heart of the case, which will put Texas' same-sex marriage ban to the test because of the U.S. Supreme Court's determination earlier in the summer that same-sex couples may not be relegated to second-class status under individual state laws.

Are online divorce services a good idea?

Texas residents who divorce may dread the process. Many divorces involve acrimony and ongoing arguments about asset division, child custody and spousal and child support. In an effort to save money and expedite the process, some people may look to online services that offer to prepare divorce paperwork for a reduced cost. This may seem like an attractive way to handle ending a marriage, but there are a number of pitfalls associated with going through a divorce without legal representation.

Judge dismisses Usher's ex-wife's motion for temporary custody

People in Texas might be interested to hear that Usher's ex-wife reportedly filed a motion with the court for emergency custody of their son after he nearly drowned in a swimming pool. The Georgia judge dismissed his ex-wife's motion, stating that the swimming pool accident the boy was involved in was not an emergency situation that qualified the boys to be removed from Usher's care.

Planning for financial life after divorce

When a couple divorces, one party may be ordered to pay temporary or permanent spousal support, otherwise known as alimony, to their ex-spouse. According to a report, alimony payments from one ex-spouse to another might well account for a significant portion of the recipient's financial welfare.

Mistakes to avoid during a divorce

Texas couples involved in, or contemplating, a divorce can learn from the mistakes that others have made and avoid many of the problems involved in the process. Ending a marriage may be an emotionally draining experience, but the decisions made are often complex and can cast a long shadow. Acting on impulse or out of anger frequently leads to regrets later on, and a clear headed approach is usually the path to a more desirable outcome.

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