When spouses are splitting up and custody comes into the picture, one of the issues surrounding that custody is co-parenting the children. Fortunately, there are healthy and productive ways to work this out so that the best interests of the children are met and both parents feel as though they have a voice in the proceedings. By meeting as many realistic needs as possible, the co-parenting agreement provides a strong measure of fairness for the children and for both spouses. This makes that agreement more likely to be followed and clearly understood.
Texas married couples who are hesitant to consider the possibility of a future divorce when making a financial plan may find that doing so could actually be a wise choice. Preemptive preparation in the event that the marriage comes to an end might feel uncomfortable and fatalistic when thoughts of divorce are the furthest thing from mind, but without a reasonable asset accumulation strategy in place for each spouse during the marriage, one could be left in a difficult financial situation in the event that the couple does indeed split up.
The division of community property in a Texas divorce, which naturally requires the determination of what should and should not be considered a marital asset, has the potential to become one of the most challenging aspects of the process. The high profile divorce between Johnny Depp and his wife after a marriage of only a few months in another community property state may be used to illustrate this.
When going through a divorce, property division is one of the largest hurdles many couples will face. Next to child custody and support issues, it's often the single biggest area where arguments can arise and accusations can be thrown.
In our last post, we began discussing the usual public nature of divorce and the possibility of keeping some divorce matters private. As we noted, divorce proceedings in California are presumed to be open to the public unless confidentiality is required by law or a motion is made to seal them.
A recent Marketwatch article looked at the ongoing divorce case of actor Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Readers who pay attention to celebrity news know that Heard filed for divorce in California last month, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had only been married for 15 months. Along with the divorce, there has been a train of gossip regarding the actor’s personal life.
Facebook. Twitter. MySpace (okay, maybe not that one). These are massive companies whose business model -- social media -- permeates every part of our lives now. This isn't necessarily a good or a bad thing in general. But in relation to an impending divorce, social media is usually a bad thing.