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Prepare yourself for the emotional impacts of divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Dec 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

There are many things that you'll have to deal with when you're going through a divorce. You'll have to figure out how raise the kids with your ex. You'll need to divide the assets and liabilities that were accumulated during the marriage. You're also going to go through some emotional changes th...

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Ask these 3 questions before you turn to divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Nov 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

One of the most important things you can do as you start considering the possibility of a divorce is to really assess how you feel about your marriage. It's easy to make the statement that you want to leave when you're angry or upset, but it's still vital that you sit down and ask yourself real q...

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Can you get a child support modification? Maybe

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Nov 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Every child support payment you make goes toward the well-being of your children. For that reason, it's easier to get your head around the idea of making these payments until your children reach the age of 18. However, just because you could afford to make a specific payment in the past doesn't m...

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Ways to help your children through divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Oct 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Many Texas parents delay filing for divorce because they worry about its effect on their children. If you are convinced your marriage has no future, hanging on for the sake of your children is unlikely to benefit anyone. Deciding to divorce can take a weight off your mind. Rather than expending e...

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Is your business going to be split during divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Sep 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Now that you're planning to get divorced, one of your big questions is if you will have to divide your business. You started your business before you met your spouse. You got married, and they never participated in it. Of course, your business supported you both and has given you the lifestyle th...

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One-on-one time with your child can be a gift

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Aug 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you're getting divorced as a parent, the process of determining how you split custody can be exhausting. Assuming that you use joint custody, which happens in most cases, you're only going to get to spend part of your time with your child, and you'll have to share that time with your ex. There...

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Are you drifting apart from your spouse? 

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Aug 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Divorce does not always happen because something major gives you a reason to end your marriage right away. When people ask what happened, they may expect you to tell them something about your spouse being unfaithful or getting addicted to drugs. But the truth is that marriage often ends for the s...

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Societal pressure changes how people feel about divorce

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Imagine that you're in an unhappy relationship in college. You're dating someone who is not that interested in you, who doesn't pay much attention to you and who acts in a rather demeaning manner toward you around your friends. What happens? Obviously, your friends tell you to break it off. They ...

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What kind of custody should you seek?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jul 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Knowing that you and your spouse are going to divorce, something that has been on your mind is working out what kind of custody plan to have. Beyond the actual schedule, you should look into the legal rights you want to retain as a parent. With child custody, there are two forms you may want to s...

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Co-parenting with a narcissist is likely impossible

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

You may have seen stories of parents who split up but are still able to work as a team, and even include new spouses, to raise the children they share. While this might look like a storybook outcome for a child custody arrangement, it isn't one that's possible in all cases. For a person who has a...

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Am I responsible for my ex’s debt in Texas?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Jun 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

As unfortunate as it is to hear, the answer to that hard question is, possibly. No divorce trail is painless, but it can be even worse if a lot of debt is looming over both of your heads. You may worry how much of that debt you're going to be burdened by when the court finally makes its decision....

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What does community property mean in a Texas divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | May 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

If you find yourself considering divorce, it can feel like you have to learn a new language as you tried to decipher all of the legal jargon related to the dissolution of marriage in Texas. Some of the terms you will need to familiarize yourself with will have direct implications on the outcome o...

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Is there such a thing as a “good” divorce?

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Apr 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

The moment that you announce that you're getting a divorce, it starts: Everybody you know seems to have a “divorce horror story” to tell. It's important to remember that their stories are not your story. Every situation is unique, so don't let others' stories scare you. Is it really possible, how...

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Plan for disagreements with your ex

Posted by Ashlei Gradney | Apr 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Child custody matters don't bring out the best in people, so remembering that things might get a bit difficult as you venture through this may help you to address the issues. One thing that shouldn't ever be acceptable as you handle these disagreements is either parent badmouthing the other.  Hav...

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