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April 2015 Archives

What is a lump sum alimony payment?

Payments made from one spouse to another after a divorce is finalized are known as alimony, or spousal support or maintenance. These payments are made from one spouse to another and the aim is to provide support to the dependent spouse and allow them the opportunity to continue living their life in a standard similar to what they were doing before the divorce.

File your taxes under the right filing status

While another tax season has come and gone, another tax deadline will be upon us before we know it. During the time in-between, events may occur that will further complicate the process of filing, one being divorce. There are many questions that pop into one's mind, including how does one decide which status to file under-married filing jointly or single and who claims the children as exceptions? There are some tips however, that could relatively simplify the process.

How long will my divorce take?

It is often not easy to decide to put an end to one's marriage, but once Texas residents make the decision they may want the whole process to be over as soon as possible so they can begin to move on. Therefore, their first question may be about the estimated time it will take for their divorce to become final.