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March 26, 2014

Cohabitation Agreements

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 With so many people delaying marriage or skipping the walk down the aisle altogether, cohabitation agreements are becoming more popular.  Cohabitation agreements are simply contracts between two people who live together; as such they can be between members of the opposite sex or members of the same sex.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

March 10, 2014

Celebrities go into "rehab" whenever there is a cheating scandal and their marriages are teetering on divorce; what really helps real couples facing marital break ups?

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Collin County family attorneys point out that celebrities going into rehab for "sex addiction" should not to be confused with celebrities that seek treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol. When addiction to drugs (street or prescription), or alcohol is breaking up a marriage, rehab is an excellent step in not only getting the person suffering the addiction back on track, but the marriage as well.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce

March 3, 2014

Phillip Seymour Hoffman's tragic death due to a heroin overdose has cast the          spotlight on addiction, relapse, and the opioid epidemic sweeping the country

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The death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman on February 2, 2014, from an apparent overdose of heroin was a tragedy for his family and for everyone lucky enough to have enjoyed his brilliant acting.  Perhaps the one good thing to come out of this sad conclusion to Hoffman's open struggle with addiction is something Hoffman himself eerily predicted would occur: his death, if from drugs, would hopefully save 10 people from overdosing due to the publicity surrounding heroin addiction.

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Categories: Family Law & Divorce


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