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April 2017 Archives

Prenups to protect inheritances

Texas parents who are concerned about protecting the inheritance that they want to give their adult children who have not yet married should speak with them about signing a prenuptial agreement. The legal document allows their child and the child's prospective spouse to legally stipulate before they get married what will be each party's property rights should the marriage end.

Fighting a child custody battle

Texas parents who are going through a divorce and who want to win their child custody battle should have a plan of action before going to court. Taking time to learn the child custody laws and having a family law attorney to represent them are part of being fully prepared.

What to do in a marital separation

Texas couples who are having marital difficulties might want to try a separation first. There are several steps they should take. If only one person has handled finances in the marriage, the other person should get up to speed on this. It may be necessary to close any joint credit card accounts and for each to apply for credit cards in their own name.

What to know about a QDRO

When a Texas couple gets divorced, they may need to sign a Qualified Domestic Relations Order. The QDRO determines how certain retirement assets are to be divided. While an individual who signs such an order may believe it to be equitable, it could result in fees and taxes that he or she hadn't planned on paying.