Blog Posts in December, 2016

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5 Incredibly Useful Texas Divorce Statistics - Divorce Rates Decline

A quote you often hear is the 50% of marriages end in divorce. According to U.S. National Center for Health Statistics the divorce rate in the United States peaked between the late 1970’s and ...
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Can I get child support while my Texas divorce is pending?

Often, once a divorce is initiated, a need for support arises for the custodial parent (the one with whom the child or children primarily reside). A common question that clients in this situation ask ...
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Texas Estate Planning, Divorce and Protecting Assets

People are often reluctant to talk or think about the inevitable, and estate planning involves that very thing. The experience in our office is that, most of our clients, are glad once they put a plan ...
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49 Best Texas Divorce Advice Tips

Recently I had a consult in which I was asked “If I were your sister, what divorce advice would you give me?” The question made me pause. I have given my share of divorce advice normally ...
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How do I Fire My Texas Divorce Lawyer?

Making a decision to fire your divorce attorney, for whatever reason, is one that must be done according to court approved methods and protocols. The State Bar of Texas allows clients to fire their ...
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11 Things You Must Know About Texas Child Custody

The Texas child custody process can be a confusing, emotional, and stressful maze to navigate. It does not help that the laws concerning child custody and divorce vary by state. This blog article is ...
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Texas Divorce Morality Clause: Be Careful What You Ask For

Many clients I have represented in a divorce ask about obtaining a “morality clause,” either while their divorce is ongoing or for after their divorce is finalized. In this section, we ...
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12 Texas Custody & Conservatorship Battle Tips

Before engaging in a custody or conservatorship battle you need to way the cost. A custody battle will very likely: Cause you and your child pain drain your bank account cost you time as it drags and ...
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I Want a Texas Divorce but My Husband Doesn't: What can I do?

Recently I have had more than one client hire me who wanted a divorce but their husband did not. The conversations kind of went a little like this this: “Hi, Bryan. I want a divorce but my ...
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7 Tips for Divorcing After Age 50 in Texas

Our office has handled and seen divorce from almost every age range. We have helped every from 18-90. It may seem surprising to see couples over the age of 50 going through a divorce especially when ...
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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody of My Child in Texas?

One of the recurring questions in many of my consults is whether child support is still paid if parents share joint custody. I have briefly touch on this topic and variations of this same question in ...
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7 Steps - When Your Spouse Wants a Divorce In Texas - But You don't!!!

This year I have had more than one client hire me who did not want a divorce. The conversation went a little like this this: “Hi, Bryan. I am, here because, my husband wants a divorce. But, I do ...
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Can I Sue My Ex for Retroactive or Back Child Support in Texas?

Quite frequently when I meet with potential clients who are interested in establishing child support after breaking up with their Ex they are also interested in establishing retroactive child support. ...
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What to Do When CPS Asks for a Drug Test in Texas

Quite frequently I get the call from potential clients when they have come under the radar of CPS after someone has placed an anonymous call to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. ...
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Can I Sue My Ex for Hacking My Computer in My Texas Divorce?

It is not uncommon for a divorce client to come into my office with all kinds of printouts of emails or text messages between his or her spouse and their new lover. One of the big questions that goes ...
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The Holidays During Your Texas Divorce?

As the old adage goes: you can pick your friends, but you can't pick your family. This is true to a great extent, however, any person who's going through a divorce can tell you that your ...
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Supervised Visitation in a Texas Divorce: Can it happen to me?

The general position of the State of Texas, its courts and its legislature is that parents should be able to have fulfilling relationships with their children. This means being able to not only share ...
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What if My Ex Will Not Sign the Final Decree in My Texas Divorce?

Sometimes forward thinking clients or consults will ask about problems that may arise in the future. One question I have been asked a few times is “what if my spouse will not sign the divorce ...
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Child Support and College Tuition in Texas

In the United States, a parent is obligated to support his or her children, regardless of whether parents are married to each other or not. In Texas, we have guidelines regarding what amount to set ...
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Fathers' Rights: Children Born Out of Wedlock in Texas?

It is a weekly if not a daily occurrence that fathers reach out to us to find out what their rights are in Texas in regards to their children. In the state of Texas, family law protects a ...
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What am I or My Spouse Entitled to During a Texas Divorce?

Any person who is entering into the divorce process has questions regarding their rights and how they can best be enforced. The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are experienced in ...
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Who gets to keep the kids while the divorce is pending in Texas?

When going through a divorce when children are involved, the biggest questions are almost always about the kids. The kids’ best interests are the focus of the court in every case, and should ...
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Can I Sue My Spouse for Mental Abuse in My Texas Divorce?

Infidelity in a marital relationship is one of the most fatal wrongs that one spouse can commit against the other. It is a betrayal of not only the trust between the two partners but of the bonds that ...
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Roadmap of Basic Divorce Procedure in Texas

The divorce process in Texas, can be rather daunting, particularly when there are children involved. Before your divorce case is filed, you need to know that there are two bodies of law involved in ...
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Divorcing After Age 50 in Texas: What it Can Mean for You and Your Spouse

Known as " gray divorces," marital dissolution of couples over the age of fifty are on the rise in our country. While a divorce is an especially stressful and emotion laden time for any ...
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