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August 2016 Archives

Study shows that divorce filings peak post-summer

As summer vacations come to an end and couples in Texas get back their routines, some couples may begin to realize that the optimism they felt about spending the future with their spouse has dwindled and they are plagued by the same issues they had before summer began. According to a new report, this is known as a "broken promise theory" - couples spend a lot of time together in the summer and it can exacerbate previous stress between them. In some instances, vacations that go particularly well can raise a couple's hopes and then dash them again as reality sets back in.

The basics of spousal support in Texas

There are many important issues spouses may need to resolve during the divorce process and spousal support may be one of them. During the course of a marriage, trade-off decisions may be made that provide for one spouse to remain at home or not continue or pursue their education. If the couple decides to divorce, the spouse who remained at home or did not pursue a career or education may face challenges providing for themselves following the divorce.