(Note: Originally posted January 6, 2017, but still relevant!) As I sit in my Fort Worth, Texas law office and write this essay, it is 23 degrees outside and tiny little snow flakes are falling. But one of the many things I love about Texas is that shorts and flip-flops weather is right around the…

Have you heard of people staying in a failed marriage “for the kids’ sake”?  There are people who actually plan to go through the motions of being married for years, until the kids graduate and leave the home.  At Youngblood Law, PLLC, we do not support this course of action for numerous reasons, and last…

A recurring theme I hear from people is the notion of keeping a failed marriage together “for the kids’ sake.”  It seems that many people who undertake this course of action actually plan to go through the motions of being married for years, until the kids graduate and leave the home.  At Youngblood Law, PLLC,…

It’s no surprise that adultery is one of the most frequent issues that lead to divorce.  In many, many consultations I have done with people before their divorce was filed, they came in believing the cheating spouse was doomed in court.  Generally, the person will smugly say “Oh!  And he (or she) cheated on me”…

Every year when the New Year gets close, we start thinking ahead and making resolutions.  Most of the time our resolutions evolve around losing some weight, eating healthier, or maybe exercising more.  But what if we are facing a serious life event in 2018?  Perhaps we need to resolve to do some bigger, more important…

Many Christians find themselves in a serious religious dilemma when they feel they need a divorce.  The problem comes from a belief that divorce is sinful, and that the Bible only allows for divorce in certain circumstances.  The issue, then, is whether a believer should commit a big, ugly sin by getting divorced, or whether…

Facing a divorce is one of the most daunting events people can go through.  There are many questions, concerns, and fears associated with divorce, and when people are fearful, they often get into a defensive mindset.  But what is the best mindset for a successful divorce? This blog series will discuss the mindset that we…

Today we will discuss some considerations regarding moving out of the marital residence.  First we will discuss some items to consider when choosing a new place to live.  Then we will discuss the legal ramifications of moving out.  Recently, we discussed the option of moving out of the marital residence when a divorce is filed. …

Once a divorce is filed, if you know there’s no way you can continue to live with your spouse, there are only two options: you move out, or your spouse does. This installment will address the option of you moving out, and we will discuss having your spouse move out next week.  In the first…

  Yesterday I had an opportunity to meet with a family friend who is a sales representative for a company that sells a weight loss product.  Her marketing office advised her that she should put a blog post or announcement out to her clients in the afternoon after Thanksgiving lunch.  Her office advised that research…

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