Texas Law: Is a Separation Right for You and Your Spouse?
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
1M ago
Marriages, like any journey, can hit rough patches, like challenging phases, growing apart, betrayals, or major disagreements, leading couples to want time apart. Sometimes, separation can be an alternative to divorce or give couples some much-needed room to carefully consider their next steps before making life-changing decisions for their family. First, it is important to note that legal separation is not formally recognized in Texas. However, couples still have several options available to them to navigate through tough times in their marriage while protecting their rights and interests. Se ..read more
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Texas Divorce: So, Your Spouse is Hiding Money
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
1M ago
Divorce can be turbulent, filled with emotions, and a period that strains us in many ways. One of the primary reasons sighted and granted for dissolution of marriage (divorce) in Texas is “insupportability” or no-fault (FAM§ 6.001). Still, the grounds for divorce are often much more complicated. In reality, for many folks, particularly in Texas, the decision to divorce is founded on more than just a singular cause. Instead, marriage dissolution arrives due to many contributors, as you may already know if you are currently going through or considering separating from your spouse. What can make ..read more
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A Legal Take on How to Co-Manage Finances with a Soon-to-be Ex
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
3M ago
What makes divorce even more complicated is the added layer of difficulty in figuring out how to balance and manage finances with your soon-to-be ex, frequently coated in emotions and stress. The following guide is here to help you get a handle on co-managing finances and ease you into a smooth transition to financial independence. Legal Landscape of Co-Financial Planning A Texas divorce applies an equitable distribution of assets and an adherence to property division laws. The result is fair financial outcomes for both parties. Texas’s divorce laws also emphasize the principle of community pr ..read more
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Navigating Pet Custody in Texas Divorce
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by Shannon Boudreaux
3M ago
Ensuring Your Pet’s Well-being is a top priority for many Americans, especially as 62% of US households have a pet, and 1/3 have more than one. (Pew Research Association) It’s no secret that this is a nation where pets have reached a stature far beyond, for instance, a guard dog, serving as a tool to teach responsibility to young ones, or even simply a furry companion. Pets in the United States have become an extension of the family, or, in most cases, they’ve earned the title of family member. When children are involved in a divorce, it is common that they too will have strong opinions regard ..read more
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Living With Your Spouse During a Divorce
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
4M ago
Divorce can be an incredibly arduous experience; emotionally burdensome, financially taxing, and complex legal aspects total an overwhelming life change. However, it is just that, a life-changing event or period, and when, for most, coming out the other side of divorce proceedings, they describe it as freeing, cleansing, and the start of a new chapter. In the thick of a divorce, every decision can feel pivotal, including the decision of whether to continue living with your soon-to-be ex-spouse during the divorce process. While there are benefits to such an arrangement (cohabitating), it also p ..read more
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Boudreaux Hunter Recognized on HTown’s Best List
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
6M ago
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates, a leading family law & divorce firm in Houston, is thrilled to announce our recent recognition as one of the “Best Divorce Lawyers in Houston” by HTownBest.com, a prestigious online platform dedicated to showcasing the finest local businesses and professionals in the Houston area. HTownBest.com compiles an annual list of the top service providers in various industries, checks accomplishments, awards, client reviews, and credentials and Boudreaux Hunter & Associates has earned this accolade for our exceptional dedication to clients and outstanding lega ..read more
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Prenuptial Agreements in Texas: Protecting Love and Assets
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
7M ago
When two hearts decide to journey through life together, the last thing on their minds is the possibility of separation. However, love is a dynamic, ever-evolving emotion; although firm, it can be unpredictable. Therefore, it’s essential to approach life events based on this emotion by being mindful, clear-headed, and prepared for any unexpected events that may come your way. Many individuals contemplate prenuptial agreements, also referred to as prenups, but often hesitate to bring up the proposal of an arrangement to their partner as the subject can be a sensitive one to approach. Yet the ma ..read more
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Pension Division of One Spouse in Divorce
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
9M ago
Even with the most diligent preparation, unexpected disruptions can threaten one’s financial stability and the precious golden years ahead, threatening emergency and retirement savings. Divorce is one such trouble that can affect even the most hardworking individuals. Older adults dealing with divorce should especially confront separation head-on rather than avoid or delay it, as the stakes are too high. Divorce is a complex and often emotionally charged process involving dividing assets between spouses, including critical items such as one’s pension. When divorce is on the table, a proactive ..read more
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Texas Post-Nuptial Agreements: Protecting Your Marriage, Assets, and Each Other
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
10M ago
As couples embark on the journey of marriage, they often get enthusiastic, envisioning a future filled with endless possibilities. However, it is critical to take action when it comes to safeguarding their interests and securing legal arrangements that offer clarity in any unforeseen and sometimes unpleasant circumstances or events. After all, marriage is a significant commitment that requires careful planning and consideration. Post-nuptial or post-marital agreements offer a valuable tool for couples in Texas to establish rights and responsibilities related to financial matters during their m ..read more
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When is it legally safe to leave a child home alone?
Boudreaux Hunter & Associates , LLC | Texas Family Law Blog
by Shannon Boudreaux
1y ago
What age to leave your child home unsupervised safely and lawfully is not a straightforward question to answer. According to The US Children’s Bureau, only three states have minimum age requirements for children to be left alone at home: 14 in Illinois, 8 in Maryland, and 10 in Oregon. However, regardless of where you live, as a parent or a child’s primary caregiver, you should evaluate the individual child for many factors that play a role in their safety and well-being before leaving them home unattended. The following text outlines the laws about allowing a child home alone in Texas and wha ..read more
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