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October 2018 Archives

Steps for parents to help children during a divorce

A divorce can be hard on children in El Paso, but there are several things their parents can do to help them adjust. If children have fewer changes to deal with, they may be better able to focus on the big change. This means parents should try to disrupt children's lives as little as possible. It can help to make their household rules consistent. Parents should avoid criticizing each other's decisions even when they disagree. The parent can encourage the child to talk to the other parent about the decision if the child is upset about it.

Military service and child support

Many active service members in El Paso are ordered by courts to pay child support. Military branches consider it a service member's duty to support dependents regardless of marital or child custody status. This differs from a civilian's obligation to pay child support because a service member can be more easily punished for failing to make payments.

Personality traits that increase divorce risk

There are certain personality traits that could increase the likelihood that a Texas couple will get a divorce. For example, a person who is narcissistic is likely to struggle to remain in a relationship. Narcissists often see themselves as victims and refuse to take responsibility in any conflict.

Tax law changes could make divorce more expensive

It's often said that everything is bigger in Texas, and this could soon apply to the cost of divorce if child support and alimony are involved. In addition to reducing the limit for the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and lowering federal tax rates, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) also affects exemptions and other tax-related matters that typically apply to payments given to either the lower-earning spouse to compensate for joint income loss or the party who will be the custodial parent.

Careers associated with the highest risk of divorce

Many people in El Paso file for divorce every year. There are many well-known factors that contribute to the likelihood of getting divorce, such as frequent arguments and financial problems. The type of career a person chooses can even make an impact on whether or not a person is likely to get divorced.


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