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Helping your kids maintain family ties after divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Sep 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

When parents divorce, they typically understand that it's best for their children to continue to have a relationship with their grandparents on both sides of the family. They may even write grandparents into their parenting plan if they're going to be regular or frequent caregivers for the childr...

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Who gets custody of your pet in a divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Aug 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

You don't have any children, so custody issues are not likely in your divorce. You do have to divide property, though, and you've been listing out your assets as you prepare to go to divorce court.  When you get to your pet, you realize that maybe custody is a bigger issue than you realized. The...

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Protecting your credit as you divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Aug 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Divorce can be a highly emotional process. However, it's also one where you have to make some very important decisions to protect your financial well-being. Part of this is protecting your credit. Even amicable divorces can affect your credit. You and your spouse are dividing up credit cards, lo...

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3 questions to help you prepare for a divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jul 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Thinking with a clear mind can be challenging during a divorce. Yet, if you allow the situation to get the better of you, you may suffer more than necessary in the long term. During any divorce, there are specific issues that you need to deal with. The more lucid your thinking, the more likely yo...

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What debts do you have to split in a Texas divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Financial matters are often pressing concerns when people file for divorce. Many individuals looking to end their marriage worry about getting their fair share of assets from the marital estate. Retirement accounts and the family home are often focal points in the property division process. What ...

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Will divorce destroy my finances?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jun 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

One thing that may hold you back from divorce is the financial aspect. You might have heard horror stories about people spending hundreds of thousands fighting for assets, only to lose them. Terrifying, isn't it? Here's what to focus on instead. Most divorces are not the financial disasters that ...

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Same-sex couples may have divorce questions in Texas

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Apr 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Same-sex marriages were nationally recognized by law in 2015, due to a Supreme Court ruling. All couples in all states must have equal rights when it comes to marriage.  The opposite side of this coin, of course, is that same-sex couples now may be interested in learning more about their divorce ...

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Is it normal to experience anxiety during a divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Mar 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Going through a divorce can bring a lot of emotions that you would probably rather not feel. You may feel angry, frustrated, regretful, worried, embarrassed, guilty and simply sad. When you are going through so many difficult emotions, you may start to subconsciously or consciously avoid these em...

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Is it better to get divorced during the summer?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Mar 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

If you're thinking about divorce, you may be wondering when the ideal time for the split really is. Should you call it off immediately? Should you do it over the summer? Does the timing of your divorce even matter? Here are the things you should consider. Do you have children? They can impact th...

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What happens when the parent paying child support dies?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jan 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

As the parent receiving child support, your monthly budget probably depends on your ex contributing their fair share. Taking care of kids is expensive, especially when you don't have a spouse to help absorb some of those costs. Generally speaking, in Texas, child support continues for as long as ...

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Can your spouse get your prenup thrown out in a divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Dec 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

You asked for a prenuptial agreement before you got married because you wanted to protect your assets and avoid a long, costly battle if the marriage ended. Your fiancé agreed, albeit reluctantly. Now the two of you are divorcing and they're trying to get the prenup nullified. Can they do that? I...

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Who’s going to pay child support after your divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Dec 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

When your spouse approached you and asked for a divorce, you were happy to oblige them. You knew that they wouldn't change their mind, and their actions over the last several months showed you that your marriage was on the rocks. Now, you want to be proactive in making sure your divorce has a min...

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