When couples decide to divorce, it might not initially occur to them to re-evaluate their estate plan. For example, if you have a simple will or healthcare directive granting power of attorney to your spouse, you will probably want to change your will and select someone else. Likewise, if during your marriage you bequeathed certain heirlooms or established a trust fund for your spouse, you will need to change your estate plan to reflect your current situation. Even if you've made pertinent changes but have remarried, you will still need to update your will or trust to ensure assets are distributed to the people you care about.
In awarding child custody, the court will act in what it believes is the best interest of a child. As such, the court will not automatically award custody to the mother who whomever earns more money. In fact, due to the 1976 case, Holley v. Adams, there are several factors the court now takes into consideration when determining child custody. Typically, these factors include the following:
The term domestic violence covers a range of behaviors including:
If you are considering divorce, on of your primary concerns should be the welfare and protection of your children. They should always come first, and should not have to suffer because you and/or your spouse elected to divorce.
One of the main points of contention in many divorces is the division of marital property. There are often two issues that must be resolved in any property dispute: How to classify the property (is it marital property or separate property?) and the value of the property (how much is it worth?).
Pfister, Borserine & Associates provides experienced, aggressive representation in divorce, child custody and all aspects of family law. We will follow your wishes in pursuing an amicable settlement or strongly advocating for your interests in litigation. Based in Frisco, Texas, we represent clients throughout Collin County and Denton County, the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex, and throughout North Texas. Our lawyers can handle a wide range of legal matters, including Chapter 7 bankruptcy and probate administration. Contact attorneys John J. Pfister, Jr. or Charity Borserine to discuss your case.
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