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Posted January 16th, 2018 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It may be time to face relationship reality. For many of us, the holidays are a joyous and relaxing time filled with hours of celebrating and reminiscing. (Unless you are hosting everyone, then there is absolutely no relaxing until January!) Spending time with family and close friends should be relatively stress free, but this isn’t

Posted March 23rd, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Money and marriage. Like oil and vinegar, they don’t mix well unless you take the time to shake things up a little. One of the earliest acknowledgements that personal finance was fraught with danger was by the Apostle Paul. He told his young disciple Timothy that “the love of money is a root of all

Posted September 22nd, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce isn’t easy. Typically, it’s a long, emotional and drawn out time in your life that you never imagined would be a part of your story. While we all agree that getting a divorce isn’t easy – there are several ways that we can make the divorce process easier. Communicate with your Ex Sounds crazy,

Posted July 29th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

An overview of how marriage and divorce works in Texas, taken from the Houston Bar Assocation Family Law Handbook. Marriage and Divorce Does Texas have an age requirement for marriage? Yes. Both parties must be at least 18 years old to obtain a marriage license. If either party is under 18 years of age, parental

Posted June 8th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Most of us have heard of marital agreements but often associate things like “prenups” and “postnups” with celebrities or the very wealthy. We see marriage as a celebration of love and commitment. But in reality, marriage is a legal contract involving financial rights and obligations. Marital agreements can help avoid disputes over the division of

Posted June 7th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Original Article for attorneys.com “Half of all marriages end in divorce” has been a widely accepted idea for many years. Statistically speaking how accurate is that idea? Well, as it turns out, it’s right on the money. Over the last 40 years, roughly 50% of the marriages in the U.S. have ended in divorce. However,