Tag: finances

The dangers of self-soothing after a Texas divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, June 6, 2013

The act of self-soothing is a common human reaction to a stressful or troubling experience. Babies self-sooth by way of a pacifier or blankie. College students rely on a lucky shirt to get through exam week. While the urge to rely on soothing behaviors to get through periods of stress is understandable, there are instances in which...

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He (or she) who files for divorce first may laugh last

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

When it comes to filing for divorce, there may be a number of advantages to being the first to file. While each Texas marriage (and divorce) is unique, there are certain aspects of the process that hold true for everyone. When it seems likely that divorce is on the horizon, making legal preparations can mean a world of difference in the...

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How alimony and child support affect taxes

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Family Law on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When a couple with children divorce, the sheer number of decisions that must be made can feel overwhelming. Matters of child custody take precedence, but once those details are worked out, Texas parents often turn their attention to the financial ramifications of the end of the marriage. The manner in which a couple approaches matters of...

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