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Unrealistic expectations: A sad reason why many marriages end

We grow up in the United States watching rom-coms and reading fantasy tales about true love and "happily ever after.'' Then, when we find Mr. or Mrs. Right, we feel like it's our turn to experience this kind of fairy-tale romance. Unfortunately, the reality is usually a lot different from our fantasies.

Coparents: Be clear with guidelines for pickups and dropoffs

One of the worst things any coparent could have to deal with is when the other parent is incessantly late to pickups and drop-offs. On a weekly basis, this tardiness will eat into the time and schedule of the on-time parent creating stress and scheduling conflicts. As such, it's important to include clear language in any parenting agreement to cover the problem of a parent who can't seem to ever show up on time.

Alimony laws are changing

Many divorces occur in Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas. When they do, a chief concern of those getting divorced is who will get the stuff and the money. After all, both former partners are looking at their futures, and recognizing that they live in a material world where it takes cold hard cash to pay for the necessities of life. Yet financial matters like alimony, long a part of family law, are being addressed differently than they used to be.

Lesbian couple challenges Christian adoption standard

There are many couples in Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, who want to adopt. Some only want to adopt babies, while others are open to adopting older and special needs children. Sometimes, couples pursuing adoption may face hurdles and allege that those hurdles are due to unfair discrimination, as is the case with a Texas lesbian couple.

Get a cohabitation property agreement when living together

Many couples in Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, live together either before getting married or instead of getting married. If they break up and decide to live apart, that can be kind of sad. If one of them takes the other's stuff, however, that can be really sad.

Grandparents should understand their custody and visitation

While the Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, areas include many happy families, there are others that have been torn apart by the separation or divorce of the parents. In those cases, Texas family law addresses custody and visitation rights. Everyone knows that this is done in regards to the parents of the children; however, it may also be done with regards to the grandparents of the children.

Can a local celebrity keep a divorce private?

Here in Fort Worth, recent reporting uncovered that public documents pertaining to some local high profile divorces are notably absent from digitally searchable public records databases. While different parties provide varying explanations for how this happened or whether these records were intentionally withheld from public view, they remain absent from the city's digitally-searchable public records. The county contends that these records are simply misfiled or withheld for valid reasons.

Modifications can be made to divorce decrees

Many marriages in Fort Worth, Texas, and Tarrant, Texas, end in divorce. When that happens, family law allows for modifications of the divorce decree. Modifications are rarely made in regards to property division, but are made often in child-related areas, such as custody and visitation. Indeed, within one family, modifications may be made several times between when the children are young and when they graduate high school.

Know how you can protect your credit during a divorce

Keeping your credit score up is one consideration that you might have during a divorce. There are a few reasons why your credit score might dip during or after a divorce. One is something that you likely can't do much about -- your income. The others involve bill payments and similar factors.

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