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Should divorced parents spend the holidays together?

As a divorced parent in Texas, you know better than most that divorce and split-parenting is never easy. However, this statement becomes especially true during the holidays. In addition to having to establish a fair holiday schedule, you also need to take into consideration gift purchases, familial obligations, blending traditions and, of course, the location of the festivities. One of the biggest decisions you will have to make, however, is deciding whether you and your former spouse should come together during the holidays and maintain old family traditions or spend the holidays apart and establish new ones.

Inheritance, divorce and "commingling" assets

Imagine your uncle Frank left you a sizable inheritance. The money was a surprise and an important boon that helped you get through a financial rough patch. Now that you're getting a divorce, however, your soon-to-be ex wants a piece of the inherited assets that remain.

Former NBA All-Star headed for a divorce

Family law experts in Houston often counsel people to consider a creating a prenuptial agreement prior to marriage. The problem that many may have with a prenuptial agreement might be that it gives the impression that the one asking for it has doubts that the marriage will last (and that is the last thing one should be thinking going into such a relationship). Such a move may be viewed as selfish, yet in reality, having a prenuptial agreement may offer financial protection to both parties to a marriage. 

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