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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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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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7 Things I Learned When I Divorced

Sitting in my office one early February morning in 2017, eyes puffy from crying, it finally dawned on me that I had no choice but to leave my marriage. Six days later, I was loading my things into a moving truck bound for my new one-bedroom apartment. Those six days were the easy part. It would take 17 months for my divorce to be settled, and during that time I learned a lot. In this piece I’d like to share some of those experiences in hopes that I can help you avoid some of my mistakes and make your divorce process as smooth as possible.

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Having a Happy (Single) Holiday Season

The holidays are about family. And that fact can be painful for someone whose family has radically changed due to a divorce. Maybe this is the first holiday season you’ll spend “alone” in a very long time. While learning to be unmatched during this festive season may not be easy, it’s doable. Here are some practical tips on getting through and finding some joy.

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Understanding Taxes After Divorce

Most married couples I know choose to burden only one member of the couple with tax return preparation — delegation and work splitting are keys to a happy home life, after all. So, if you are divorcing after a long marriage, you may be doing your own taxes for the first time (or the first in a long time). The U.S. tax code is a mystery to the typical individual. But federal taxes (not to mention state and local taxes) are a big expense for most of us — and it’s hard to be tax-aware when you don’t even know the basic mechanics of the tax system. Here, I’ve put together a primer to get you started on your journey to understanding taxes a little better.

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