All Posts by Cristi Trusler

10 Back to School Tips For Divorced Families

For any parent, back-to-school season tends to be quite stressful. However, when you are divorced it’s even more complicated. Who will be taking the yearly trip to Target for loading up on school supplies, and more critical, who will be paying for them? Are both parents listed on all important school forms? In order to […]

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Debunking 10 Common Divorce Myths

Divorce is fairly common, which is why people are typically willing to offer advice when they hear what you’re going through – many of them have been through it themselves. Yet, it’s important to take each piece of advice with a grain of salt, as even well-meaning individuals are guilty of spreading fallacies when trying […]

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Tips for Going Back to School Post-Divorce

The beginning of the school year can be a hectic time for any family, but the stressors are compounded for both parents and children who have recently been impacted by divorce. Below, you’ll find some information about how you can make the best out of the new school year, and create a healthy transition everyone […]

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Will alimony be awarded in my divorce?

Texas doesn’t call it alimony – it’s called spousal maintenance, and it doesn’t get awarded very often. In general, it’s considered in marriages that lasted longer than 10 years and when there is a disparity in income and earning potential, in situations where there was domestic violence, or where there is a disabled spouse.You can […]

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How can I prove my Texas residency?

Generally residency is looked at as where you receive your mail, what the address is on your drivers license, where you reside the majority of the year. For military members, that sometimes differs. If they’re deployed and they can still claim Texas as their home state and where they reside when they’re not deployed, then […]

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How can I collect back child support?

The first step is filing a written complaint with the Child Support Division of the Texas Office of Attorney General. From there an attempt will be made by the state to locate the non custodial parent and collect the back support owed. If the situation requires further action, the state will then determine whether to […]

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How are pets handled during a divorce?

Most of us feel very strongly about our pets. As harsh as this sounds, the Texas court system considers pets to be property. Despite that fact, we have done custody agreements for pets and made provisions for pets in the event of one of the owner’s passing. So, if you’re concerned about how your pets […]

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