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Who gets the house in divorce?

Even when both partners realize divorce is necessary, nobody wants to go through the process and everything it entails. Not only can this be stressful, but it can also turn your life upside down in a number of ways.

There are a lot of questions to answer when it comes to the divorce process, but one of the most important is "Who gets the house?" Since a house is typically the largest asset that a couple jointly owns, this question is one that needs to be answered sooner rather than later.

Creed singer faces divorce from wife of 8 years

Filing for divorce is never easy. Divorces come about for many reasons; a party could have decided that they grew apart, or maybe one person is no longer supportive of the family. Whatever the reason, it's important that you speak with someone who can help you prepare your legal divorce documents in Texas, so the entire process moves quickly and smoothly.

You may have heard about this news recently, especially if you follow entertainment news. The frontman of Creed, Scott Stapp, has been facing numerous issues recently, including allegations that he has been using drugs. Now, his wife has reported that she is seeking a divorce from her husband. While filing for divorce from the 41-year-old singer, his wife also asked that a judge admit her husband into a substance abuse facility. She has claimed that he has been using drugs and threatening to hurt their family as well as himself.

Child custody and visitation rights

As one of our Texas readers, you know that we provide a variety of information on family law topics including but not limited to child custody, child support, divorce and alimony.

The last thing you want is to find yourself in the middle of a child custody battle. This means that you and the child's other parent are not on the same page as to who the child should live with, how they should be raised and other related details.

Divorce can lead to alimony payments

Are you going through the divorce process in the state of Texas? If so, you know that there are sure to be many challenges along the way. While you may feel singled out, you can be assured that your soon-to-be former spouse is feeling the same way.

There are times when two people get divorced and move on without any obligations. Then there are times when alimony and child support are involved. When this happens, one party is ordered by the court to pay the other.

Surviving divorce during the holiday season

The holiday season is important to many of our Texas readers. They enjoy spending time with family and friends, and of course, giving and receiving gifts.

Unfortunately, some people find themselves going through divorce during the holidays. While this can be a difficult situation, it doesn't have to be the end of the world. There are steps you can take to enjoy this time of the year, even though your personal life is going through a big change.

How does guardianship work in Texas?

We talked a couple of weeks ago about the guardianship process in Texas and how parents are often considered the best choice for guardians. However, the guardianship process is an important process when it comes to placing children and those with disabilities into the care of a relative or other person who is not a parent. Family, friends or interested parties are called applicants, and they can request to become permanent guardians of the children or other people in question. There are many documents that must be submitted for the guardianship to be approved, and not all are listed in this blog post.

In Texas, there are some restrictions on guardianship. For instance, the applicant needs to have had a physician's appointment and examination completed within four months prior to the application. Additionally, if the ward in question is intellectually disabled and has not been evaluated, he or she will need to go through a mental health evaluation before a guardian can be appointed.

Guardianships and other family law concerns

As one of our Texas readers, you may be aware of the many laws in the state that govern divorce, child support, guardianship, adoption and other family law issues.

If you are thinking about making a major life change, such as a divorce or adopting a child, you need to know your rights as well as the steps you will be forced to take in the months to come.

A ward's best interests: Guardianship in Texas

Guardianship is something that typically arises out of necessity in Texas. For example, if a child's parents are both killed or pass away, a guardian will need to be appointed for that child. A guardian doesn't just care for the child in question, though; the guardian is also responsible for caring for the child's inherited assets and making legal decisions. The child, in these cases, is named as a ward of the guardian.

The best interests of the minor are vital in cases where a guardian must be appointed. A guardian can be chosen by the ward, could be a parent or other relative or could be a state employee or other person familiar with the ward. If a parent is still alive, the parent will be the first person considered as the guardian of the child. If the parent isn't fit to parent the child for whatever reason, another guardian will have to be chosen.

What factors contribute to higher risk of divorce?

When two people get married, they hope that their union will last forever. While many people remain married until the day that one party passes on, others are not nearly as fortunate. Instead, something gets in the way that causes them to part. Both parties are then forced to deal with the divorce process.

There are many factors that contribute to a higher risk of divorce, with a study by Utah State University taking a close look at this. Here are some of the factors to be aware of:

An important step to take following divorce

Any of our Texas readers who have gone through the divorce process are well aware of what it entails. As stressful as this may be, it does not mean your life has come to an end. In fact, you are now in position to start fresh and make changes for the better.

One of the most important steps to take following divorce is to work on yourself. With the right level of self-esteem and self-confidence, you will have an easier time moving forward with your life.

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