Tarrant County Family Law Blog

These 10 careers may increase your chance of a divorce

Adults need to find a career that enables them to pay for their expenses. While it's possible to find something you enjoy doing, your career choice might mean that your marriage is more likely to end than marriages that don't include your specific job.

There are many reasons why these careers are more likely to end in divorce. Some of these include being paid poorly, having to work long hours and being unable to do things at home. Anyone who has chosen one of these career paths should remember to be watchful for signs that their relationship is deteriorating.

Strategies to consider when divorcing a spouse with autism

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions that are characterized by challenges with social skills, speech and nonverbal communication. Depending on where on the autism spectrum a person is, the relationship that the person is in may or may not be impacted by their condition.

If you are married to a person with autism, it's likely that you are already adequately informed on their behavior patterns. Therefore, you'll probably be able to predict how they might react in the event of your filing for a divorce. The following are some ways that you can impact the divorce process and make it easier for both yourself and your divorcing spouse.

Set the plan for your children in case you pass away

Having a child is a major life change, but it is one that comes with some new responsibilities. You need to consider making plans for your child's future. One of these plans should be setting up your estate plan so that your children are taken care of if you pass away.

Almost 64% of adults in this country don't have a basic will set up. This isn't acceptable as a new parent. Instead, you need to get things together so that your children won't have to worry about where they are going to live or who is going to help take care of them. A comprehensive estate plan is something that you shouldn't put off any longer.

Is attention deficit disorder ruining your marriage?

When you get married, you'll likely believe that you'll be able to overcome any challenges that you face together, because you're a team. The sad reality is that the dynamic between married couples can change significantly over time. As a result, the pair may not feel like a team any longer. Tragically, it may become the case that the biggest threat to the marriage is not external forces, but each other.

Behavioral diagnoses such as attention deficit disorder (ADHA or ADD) can lead to problems in a marriage further down the line. If you or your spouse has been diagnosed with ADD or you believe that you or they have the condition but have not been diagnosed, it's likely that it's affecting your marriage. The following article is an overview of how ADD can affect relationships, and how these issues can potentially be overcome.

Why you shouldn't ignore the improper placement of an improvement

As a Texas homeowner, the value of your property reflects both the care and maintenance you invest in your own property and how much work your neighbors put into their homes. When your neighbor makes a significant improvement to their property, such as the addition of a barn, garage or fence, it can have a positive impact on your property value, too.

However, there is a shadow side to new development and improvements on a nearby property, especially when they fall very close to the property line or over a disputed boundary. In some cases, if you let the improper placement of a building or fence go unaddressed, you could wind up losing some of your property to your neighbor as a result.

Should I be the first to file for divorce?

Taking action to file for divorce takes courage, bravery and conviction. There's never a right time to file for a divorce, but if you file before you are ready, you may have regrets in the future, and wonder whether you could have worked harder to mend your marriage.

If you are currently going through a tough time in your marriage, you should at least make sure that you are prepared to file for divorce when the time is right. The following are some reasons why it can be advantageous to be the one to file for divorce.

Child custody mistakes can make life difficult for everyone

Child custody negotiations are an important part of a divorce when there are children involved. Unfortunately, there are many challenges that come with these negotiations partly because both sides feel so strongly about what's going on and have specific ideas about the best solutions.

There are several things that can happen that might make the child custody negotiations much worse. Trying to avoid these can benefit you and your child during mediation or a trial.

How to leave a toxic relationship

Sadly, toxic relationships are common, and they can be difficult to navigate. Those involved in a toxic relationship may find that they experience a complex variety of emotions when dealing with the person with whom they are in a relationship. These emotions may include love, hate, jealousy and anger. The highs and lows of the relationship can make it challenging to take a stand and leave.

If you believe that you are in a toxic marriage, you must allow yourself to reflect on all the different ways that the relationship is negatively affecting you. If your spouse is possessive or jealous of you, your career and social life may be negatively affected. Additionally, if you get into frequent arguments with your spouse, your children may be exposed to these and it may be detrimental to their well-being. The following are steps you should take if you want to get out of a toxic marriage.

How to plan for a faster, uncontested divorce in Texas

Divorce is so common that the chances are quite good that you already know someone who has ended their marriage. You may feel like you know how Texas handles divorces because of the stories you've heard from someone who has already been through it. Still, one person's version of events may not give you the whole story. Your second-hand experience of divorce could mean that you have a skewed perspective on what the process is actually like.

If someone you know went through an acrimonious, protracted divorce litigated in the courts, you may inaccurately believe that is the only avenue available. However, fighting with your ex in court isn't the only way to end your marriage. It is also possible for people to file an uncontested divorce where they work together amicably to dissolve their marriage.

When can alimony be increased?

Those who have recently become divorced may be financially dependent on alimony payments. If you are raising your children full time or you are in the process of gaining new skills to increase your employability, your alimony payments may simply not be enough to maintain the standard of living that you have grown used to. In this situation, you are likely wondering whether it can be possible to increase the amount of alimony that your former spouse pays.

Generally speaking, it is necessary to document a change of circumstances if you are to request a modification of alimony. The following are four situations in which it may be possible for you to successfully increase your alimony payments.

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