Domestic violence can thrive on secrecy. Any Dallas family violence attorney knows this all too well. In some instances, victims of domestic violence may not know where to turn for help. In other cases, victims may not realize that they are victims at all.
Dallas County does not currently offer employee benefits to same-sex partners, and Texas does not allow same-sex marriage. Dallas same-sex family attorneys are watching with interest as two Commissioners in Dallas County finalize a proposal to offer health benefits to same-sex families as early as 2013.
Financial issues are a priority for all Americans right now and single mothers are no exception. Studies of 2010 census data show that households headed by single women have a poverty rate that is nearly three times the national average. Dallas is no exception - the poverty rate of single mothers throughout Texas is about the same as the national figure, even though the Texas economy is improving overall. The issue of supporting single mothers is not unfamiliar to a Dallas child support lawyer. Many single mothers continue to struggle to pay bills and provide for their families.
Given that some experts estimate that almost half of all marriages will end in divorce, couples throughout the country, including Texas, have utilized various tools that make divorces more straightforward. One such popular tool is the prenuptial agreement, but another lesser-known marriage contract is starting to become more popular among married couples - namely, the postnuptial marriage agreement.