Blog Posts in October, 2017

The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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What to think about prior to filing for divorce in Texas

All marriages go through difficult times. This is an unavoidable consequence of choosing to spend your life with another person. The decisions that you and your spouse make (or fail to make) will have ...
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What to do when your divorce is final in Texas

After going through the entire process of deciding you want a divorce, hiring an attorney, going through with the divorce and finally signing on the dotted line it is understandable to want to take a ...
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What exactly does child support cover in Texas?

If any of you reading this are a parent like I am then you know that raising kids is challenging, shall we say. It’s rewarding, gratifying and at times requires selfless attention but no matter ...
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Paying for college after a divorce

If you are going through a divorce or are beginning the process right now then there are probably a lot of immediate considerations on your mind. How are you going to pay for your divorce? How long is ...
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Texas Child Support Basics

In order to determine your potential responsibility for child support it’s necessary to first figure out how child support is actually calculated. The state of Texas calculates current child ...
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Texas Child Support Basics, Part Two

In our prior blog post I discussed how child support is calculated in Texas (based on net monthly income) and what counts as income. In this blog we will continue our discussion by outlining how ...
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Reduce stress and costs in a divorce by mediating your case

If you are reading this blog post it is likely that you are either contemplating a divorce or one is already in the works. It is normal to feel nervous, apprehensive and stressed out about the ...
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How can parental rights be terminated in Texas?

I recently had a gentleman come into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan who had a question surrounding the issue of adoption of his wife’s child from a prior marriage. Apparently the biological ...
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How to handle a Texas divorce when you were married in another state

When my family moved to Texas from Wisconsin I can recall a gift that we received from one of our new neighbors down the street. The gift was a little decorative sign that read, “I wasn’t ...
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Is it beneficial for your child to speak to the judge about where he or she wants to live primarily?

One of the most common requests that I will field from a new client with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is to have their child be able to be interviewed by the judge in the event that determining where ...
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Challenging a paternity finding in Texas

The law in the state of Texas is that a man is legally presumed to be the father of any child that is born to his wife either during the course of their marriage or before the 301 st day after the ...
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What affect can adultery have on a divorce in Texas?

What affect can adultery have on a divorce in Texas? While I don’t have any statistics on the subject to provide you all with, my gut feeling is that infidelity among spouses is more prevalent ...
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Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce: Truths and Untruths

Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce: Truths and Untruths If you are contemplating a divorce or are being forced to contemplate a divorce because your spouse has already taken the liberty of filing ...
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Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas

Clearing up rumors about child support in Texas One of the areas of family law that attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan get questions asked the most about is child support. Whether you are ...
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Spousal Maintenance for a Disabled Spouse in Texas

If you have a disability it is understandable that a lot of your life is spent thinking about and planning for the future. It’s probably fair to say that you also spent a lot more time thinking ...
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Disabled Divorce in Texas

Disabled Divorce in Texas Divorce is a major disruption to anybody’s life who is involved in that process. For a disabled person this is even more true. While there are many considerations for a ...
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What happens if I file for divorce in Texas but my child lives somewhere else?

Say that you and/or your spouse have resided in Texas for the past six months (sufficient for the state to have jurisdiction over your divorce) and you have filed for divorce here. However, your child ...
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Serving a lawsuit on a person who lives in Mexico

It happens with some regularity that a client of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will need to serve a spouse or other person who does not live in the United States. By far the most common country that ...
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Can I get a divorce even if my spouse lives in another country?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan has a former client’s story to present to you all today that is related to a subject that is probably more relevant in today’s world than ever before. This ...
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Divorce when you are pregnant- but the child is not your husband's

Making difficult decisions like filing for a divorce when you are pregnant can be extremely taxing from an emotional perspective. An already tough decision is exacerbated by the fact that you are ...
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Tips for hiring a divorce attorney in Texas, Part Three

For the past few days the Law Office of Bryan Fagan has been posting articles regarding tips for hiring a family law attorney for your divorce. If you haven’t read the first two blog posts I ...
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