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

Original Article for “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,

Posted May 29th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce is the end of a relationship but it is not the end of the world. After a divorce, it is important to reach out and reintegrate yourself into the social world so that you improve your self-esteem and connect with people whose support and friendship will help to restore your sense of wholeness again.

Posted May 22nd, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Sometimes in the aftermath of a divorce, spouses can get so caught up in their own quarrel that they don’t realize what chaotic situation they are putting their children in. After all, hearing both parents constantly degrade one another is sure to impact the child’s views on both parents. For children, they can sometimes get

Posted May 15th, 2013 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

If you have separated from your spouse and are considering a divorce, you are more than likely in the middle of an emotional storm. You may be unsure whether or not you really want a divorce. During a time like this, it is important that you take the necessary steps in order to protect yourself

Posted November 9th, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Last week we discussed about the parameters of being in a common law marriage in Texas (or informal marriage). According to the Texas Family Code, there are four main points to consider, to see if you’re in a common law marriage. In summary, they are: You have agreed to be married. You have lived together

Posted November 2nd, 2012 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you in a common law marriage (Texas law calls it an “informal marriage”)? This is one of the most misunderstood aspects of Texas law and can be one of the most important. Here are some answers and some examples. A common law marriage can be declared by going to your local county clerk’s office