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Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce

Being married is not easy. There needs to be a lot of give and take, sacrifice and emotional support for each other. When a marriage struggles, you have the option of seeking help from a therapist. When this doesn't work and things continue to go downhill you need to start considering divorce. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce in your marriage.

Can I receive court orders for grandparents' visitation?

Grandparents do not automatically have the right to spend time with their grandchildren as a general rule of thumb. The parents must approve of the grandparents' visitations in order for them to occur. Nevertheless, in certain unique scenarios, a Texas family law court might intervene to ensure that the children can spend time with their grandparents.

Can I move out of the house with my kids?

When you're preparing for your divorce process, if you and your spouse have children together, you shouldn't simply move out with your children – no matter what kind of agreement or arrangement you've made with your spouse. Any kind of preemptive move (either away from your children or with your children) from the primary residence may not bode well for you during your child custody proceedings.

Military spouses: You're entitled to receive retirement benefits

Military spouses put up with a great deal of hardship. They're often tasked with taking care of house and home all by themselves while their spouses are away on overseas missions. Not only must these spouses endure loneliness, lack of companionship and the need to do everything themselves -- but they will also worry about whether their spouses will make it home alive.

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.

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