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Health Insurance & Divorce: What Are My Options?

Most of us have an opinion one way or the other about how health insurance works here in the U.S. Regardless of how you feel about the current system, the fact that insurance coverage is often tied to employment means that a non-working or part-time employed spouse in a divorce proceeding may have some healthcare challenges ahead of them after the divorce. If you are in a divorce proceeding (or considering initiating a divorce) and healthcare is on your mind, this article is for you.

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3 Factors that Impact Child Support in Texas

Depending on what side of your divorce case you are on, you may be wondering: “How much will I pay in child support?” or “How much will I get in child support?” These are key questions if you are trying to figure out post-divorce finances, and this is one of the few divorce questions we can answer with some measure of confidence.

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Negotiation Techniques in Divorce: Arriving at “Yes”

Negotiations: We all have them nearly every day. We negotiate bedtime with a restless child. We negotiate which movie to see with friends or where to go for dinner with our partner. Depending on your job, you might even negotiate as a part of your professional life. We all do it at one point or another. If you are getting divorced, you’re likely in the middle of one of the biggest negotiations of your life. But how many of us really know how negotiating works?

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What’s Mine Is Ours: Community Property in Texas Divorce

Texas is a Community Property state. When a couple resides in a Community Property state, the law deems that any property acquired by either member of the couple during the marriage is jointly owned by both members of the couple regardless of how the asset might be titled or whose labor earned the money. Characterization of assets as either Community Property or Separate Property can have a big impact on the value of your divorce settlement.

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Why Hire an Expert?

If you are newly divorced, you’ve just spent a boatload of money on experts, namely lawyers. You may, in fact, be all “experted” out. But the period just after your divorce can be a critical time. You need to implement your Divorce Decree and rebuild your financial life, and you may have a large settlement to administer. There’s nothing explicitly wrong with going it alone. Failing to work with an expert could lead to mistakes, and those mistakes can be costly. Before you can decide if you want to work with an expert, you need to know what kind of experts are out there.

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