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How Long Does An Uncontested Divorce Take In Texas?

Uncontested divorces tend to be quicker, easier, and cost less than contested splits. Learn the benefits and how long it takes to finalize a settlement.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Can You Get A Divorce While Pregnant In Texas?

Looking to divorce in Texas with a baby on the way? Learn about the legality of this scenario and what happens if you or your spouse isn’t the father.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Can Couples In Arizona File For Legal Separation?

Legal separation is a realistic, practical, and cost-efficient alternative to divorce in Arizona. Explore if it’s right and how it differs from divorce.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Does A Divorce Petition Expire in Texas?

Shelving a divorce for too long in Texas could see your petition expire. Learn the reasons it happens in the first place and how you can prevent this.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How To Prove You're Entitled To Spousal Support in Arizona

Learn about spousal support in Arizona, how to prove your eligibility, the potential amounts and duration, plus how the courts make their decisions.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Is Adoption More Expensive Than Surrogacy in Arizona?

Explore a detailed overview of adoption and surrogacy for intending parents in Arizona, including comparative costs, the legal situation, and pros and cons.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How Much Can Be Deducted From Military Members’ Pay For Child Support, Alimony, and Remarriage?

See how child support, alimony, and remarriage work after a military divorce in Arizona, including the calculations, special conditions, and considerations.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How Much Does Surrogacy Cost With A Family Member?

Learn all about surrogacy in Arizona, including potential costs, the legal situation, and why you might consider using a family member or going out of state.

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Dec 30, 2020
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When Can A Custodial Parent Deny Visitation in Arizona?

Discover what happens when a custodial parent in Arizona denies visitation along with the acceptable reasons, potential sanctions, and what to do.

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Dec 30, 2020
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When Can A Child Decide Which Parent To Live With In California?

Discover the age when a Californian child can decide the parent to live with after a divorce, the legal process, and how the courts reach their verdicts.

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Dec 30, 2020
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What Makes A Parent Unfit In California?

During a divorce in California, the courts may decide that one spouse is an unfit parent. Here’s how they arrive at that decision and the meaning for all sides.

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Dec 30, 2020
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What Is An Equitable Distribution Of Child Custody And Visitation In California?

Gain a clear view of how courts in California share child custody and visitation rights between divorcing parents and what key factors influence the ruling.

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What Does a Child Custody Visitation and Divorce Proposal Look Like?

Gain practical advice on what child custody visitation and divorce proposals look like, a guide to the legalese, and how to help your kids navigate the process.

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Dec 30, 2020
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What Can Be Included In A Postnuptial Agreement?

Discover what can be included in a postnuptial agreement, the key benefits, what differs from a prenup, and how to assure your agreement is absolutely legal.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

On The Rocks: 5 Relationship Stumbling Blocks & How To Address Them

When a relationship hits the rocks, you can end it, or try again. If it’s the latter, here’s some practical advice on addressing five relationship hurdles.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Keeping Expectations Reasonable: Why Winning Shouldn’t Be The Aim When Contemplating Divorce

Think that winning is everything in a divorce? Here’s why keeping your expectations reasonable, and choosing a collaborative divorce, might be a better idea.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How Do You Know If You Qualify For An Annulment?

Gain a clear and concise explanation of the benefits of an annulment over a divorce, whether you qualify, how the process works, and the full implications.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How Do I Report Contempt Of Court Related To Child Custody And Visitation In California?

If your ex is in contempt of court over child custody and visitation in California, here’s how to report it, plus advice on other ways to enforce an order.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Do You Have To Pay Taxes On A Divorce Settlement In California?

Settling a divorce in California? Learn about the taxes that accompany property transfers, lump sums, debts, alimony, and child support to avoid surprises.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Do Both Parties Have To Agree to An Annulment?

In this guide to annulments, discover whether both parties have to agree to qualify, the position around remarrying, and the potential implications.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Can You Write Your Own Postnuptial Agreement?

Learn the basics behind writing a postnuptial agreement, including how to do it, making it’s legally binding, mistakes worth avoiding, and how it operates.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Are Gifts Considered Separate Property In A Texas Divorce?

See how separate and community property are split in a Texas divorce and how you can legally hold on to gifts, inheritances, pre-marital assets, and more.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Are Couples With Prenups More Likely To Divorce?

Prenups are becoming increasingly popular, but are you more likely to divorce if you have one? With 50% of marriages failing, find the answer here.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Can a Surrogate Mother Change Her Mind and Keep The Baby?

When a surrogate mother changes her mind and decides she wants to keep a baby, here’s the legal position regarding the child, mother, and intended parents.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

The Fine Print You Should Review Before Pursuing A Divorce Or Separation

Don’t miss a beat: here’s why you should always review the fine print before pursuing a divorce or separation to ensure you get a fair and legal settlement.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

5 Key Questions You Should Answer Before Considering A Divorce

Divorce will change your life in many expected and unexpected ways. If you’re considering a divorce, reflect on these five key questions before proceeding.

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Dec 30, 2020
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How Much Will I Pay In Alimony And Child Support In Texas?

After a divorce in Texas, are alimony and child support always payable, and if so, how much? Read on for the definitive answers to these vital questions.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

How To Communicate Problems To Restore The Focus On Partnership

Keep your relationship rock-solid and secure. Learn practical wisdom, tips, and strategies for communicating problems and restoring the focus on partnership.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Chantal Tanner

The Benefits Of Legal Separation Over Divorce

When a formal relationship or partnership breaks down, under what circumstances is a legal separation better than a divorce? Read on for the answers.

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Oct 29, 2019
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Chantal Tanner

Handling Co-Parenting Retaliatory Behaviors

Post-divorce, one partner can sometimes become vindictive and aggressive around childcare. Here’s how to address retaliatory behaviors In co-parenting.

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Oct 29, 2019
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Chantal Tanner

Alternatives To Legal Separation in Texas

Texas is one of only six states that doesn’t allow legal separation, so here’s a practical guide to the alternatives, including different approaches to divorce

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Oct 29, 2019
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The Marble Team

Adultery And Property Division in Texas

Divorcing in Texas because of adultery? If so, discover the impact of an affair on community property division and other areas of your divorce.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Eligibility For Spousal Support in Texas

Learn the essentials of alimony in Texas. See who’s eligible, who’s not, who pays, how long, how much, and what factors the courts use to reach their decisions.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

What To Do After Losing Child Custody In Texas

If you’re from Texas and seeking a divorce, here’s some timely advice on what to ask for in your settlement in terms of property division, finances, and custody.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

What Should I Ask For In A Texas Divorce Settlement?

If you’re from Texas and seeking a divorce, here’s some timely advice on what to ask for in your settlement in terms of property division, finances, and custody.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Kim Kardashian And Kanye West’s Divorce Raises Several Legal Questions

Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from Kanye West in California. This has drawn attention to how Californian divorce law is likely to affect their split concerning issues such as asset division, child custody, and hiring private judges and attorneys.

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What Is The Difference Between Alimony And Child Support?

Alimony is concerned with spousal or partner support, whereas child support is for any offspring involved in a separation. That said, there are some essential differences worth keeping in mind.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Prenups Vs. Postnups: Know The Differences

To find out whether they suit you and your relationship, along with the relevant dos and don'ts, read here to learn more.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

New York State Fully Legalizes Surrogacy

New surrogacy laws come into effect in New York state this February, providing some of the most robust protections for both the surrogates and the prospective parents. These new laws fully legalize the process and include requirements for health and life insurance payments and other rules for safety under the Surrogate’s Bill of Rights. 

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Jan 26, 2021
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The Marble Team

Can Voice & Video Recordings Be Used As Evidence In Your Divorce Case?

Considering secretly record phone calls and videos and use them in a California court to prove your spouse's infidelity? Read here to learn why it's illegal and irrelevant in court.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

How Are Child Custody Decisions Made In New York?

Put your children and their well-being first by reading our guide to the typical child custody case in New York.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Filing For Divorce in New York State

Divorce is not an easy step, both mentally and because of the various criteria you must meet before filing for a divorce in New York. It is essential to plan your case and know how the court works before filing for a divorce.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

Why Are New York Family Courts Stuck In A Pandemic Limbo?

Is it lack of funding, communication, or simply the changes of a pandemic? Regardless of why it’s happening, the family court system of New York is failing to meet the needs of families.

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Jan 26, 2021
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The Marble Team

Who Pays Attorney Fees In A Divorce?

More often than not, each spouse will pay for their own divorce attorney. However, there are a few scenarios where most judges will be swayed to order a spouse to pay the other’s legal fees. 

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

What Is A Flat-Fee Divorce Attorney And How Does It Work?

Depending on how a divorce will play out, a flat-fee divorce attorney could be a wise choice. Flat rate also help reduce uncertainty by providing a clear and complete understanding of the pricing.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

How Does The Court Determine My Alimony Payments in California

Explore the reasoning behind alimony payments in further detail, including their purpose, the support calculations, and the accompanying legal process.

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Dec 30, 2020
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The Marble Team

Pick The Right Divorce Attorney In California With These Best Practices

Coming to the divorce process with a plan of action is always the best strategy for success. Build up a game plan that includes your goals and establish how you’ll eventually select your lawyer.

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Dec 30, 2020
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AJ Gilead

Are Divorce Rates Rising During Covid?

A new study shows that the number of Americans getting divorced has plunged. As counterintuitive as it may seem, the new trend has some very practical reasons behind it.

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Jan 26, 2021
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The Marble Team

9 Questions To Ask Before Hiring An Attorney For Divorce & Custody Cases

Not every lawyer is suitable or capable of handling your case. Ask these questions before selecting the best advocate for you.

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Dec 30, 2020
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Stephanie Darrell

How Do Assets Get Divided In Divorce?

Beyond the emotional toll, divorce involves practical challenges, such as how to divide their property and assets.

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Oct 29, 2019
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Molly Recka

Preparing For Divorce

Some small actions can help you be better prepared legally, financially, and emotionally for your divorce. These general considerations can remove some of the friction and make things less stressful.

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Sep 1, 2020
7 Min

Lauri Mckenna

How Child Custody Decisions Are Made

For most divorcing couples, child custody issues are emotional and complicated.

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Oct 29, 2019
6 Min

Molly Recka

Contested vs. Uncontested Divorce Procedures

A divorce is either contested or uncontested, learn more about which process fits in your circumstances.

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Sep 1, 2020
6 Min

Chantal Tanner

The impact of COVID-19 on Divorce Rates

The coronavirus pandemic has taken a toll on divorce rates across the country.

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Oct 29, 2019
4 min

Stephanie Darrell

How the Courts Determine Child Custody

Some divorcing couples cannot agree on their respective parental rights and responsibilities. In these cases, there is a child custody case, where a family court judge will decide who gets child custody.

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Oct 29, 2019
7 Min

Erik Lanter

The Pre-Divorce 'Separation Period' Requirements

Whether your separation is informal or legal, some states may require you and your spouse to have lived ‘separately and apart’ for a specific period before granting a divorce.

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Oct 29, 2019
6 Min

Molly Recka

What is a Prenuptial Agreement?

Even though the idea of a prenuptial agreement may be unromantic, especially for a pre-wedding couple deeply in love, experts often see it as a necessity for modern marriages.

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Sep 1, 2020
7 Min

Rise in Divorce Rates Caused by Pandemic

Texas reports a surge in divorce filings as the lockdown was lifted. Will this be the future for the many states other still in lockdown?

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Chantal Tanner

The Divorce Process in California

Understanding the divorce process can make this time less stressful and inexpensive.

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Oct 29, 2019
7 Min

Chantal Tanner

Uncontested Divorce and How It Works

People associate divorce with conflict and angry confrontation. But there's another way.

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Oct 29, 2019
5 Min