October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Given how many lives domestic violence affects every year, raising awareness about this terrible type of abuse is extremely important.
Earlier this week, a contentious divorce case involving a Dallas businessman went to trial. The businessman is the head of a multi-billion dollar asset management company.
Recently, a divorce case has arisen regarding an actor whose work many people here in Texas and in the rest of the country are familiar with. The actor in question is Paul Hogan, who played the title role in the popular "Crocodile Dundee" film series.
An employer in Dallas has made a change to its policies regarding health care coverage that will allow employees who are in long-term same-sex partnerships to get coverage for their partner.
Sometimes, in divorces, a settlement agreement is reached by the two parties to the divorce. Such agreements can deal with a wide variety of issues, including division of property, alimony and child custody/visitation.
Domestic violence is a very serious issue. No individual should ever have to face domestic abuse. There are many different efforts governments take to try to reduce the occurrence of domestic violence. One form such efforts sometimes take are domestic violence awareness initiatives.
Making the decision to end a marriage does not typically happen overnight. Couples typically go through at least some period of transition before a divorce where they will try to repair a marriage or try alternative solutions. In some cases, couples will stay together until their children are out of the house. But in some situations, these periods of adjustment and transition can stretch on for many years.