Blog Posts in 2018

Can you be forced to get a job after your divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, or are merely contemplating one, you should prepare yourself for changes on the horizon. Your quality of life will change- either for the better or for the worse- ...
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How to negotiate a divorce settlement with taxes in mind

When the chips are down and you are in the middle of an intense mediation session attempting to negotiate final orders it is likely that there will be a moment where you think to yourself- “I ...
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What can happen to my home in a Texas divorce?

Outside of child custody and issues surrounding your children, it could be that what you’re most concerned with in connection to an upcoming divorce is what will happen with your family home. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Texas Annulment

What is an annulment? In some instances, a person may want and be able to get an annulment rather than a divorce. An annulment and divorce are different. A divorce ends a valid marriage. An annulment ...
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Military Divorces: Essential knowledge for Texas residents

The rigors of military life are well known. Enlisting in the armed services on behalf of your country is one of the most selfless and courageous decisions a person can make. Deciding to put the lives ...
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Common Law Marriage: How to avoid being or getting married without your intent

Plenty of people get married for reasons other than love. Money, security, maybe even a little baby about to be born are just a few of the reasons why people get married when eternal love is not the ...
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What happens to your engagement ring if the wedding doesn't happen?

When a marriage proposal is made those words and that gesture are often accompanied by an engagement ring. The cost to purchase that engagement ring can be substantial and is an investment no matter ...
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Dirty Divorce Trick - Turning into a Temporary “Helicopter” Parent

Recently, we had a case where I was able to observe a husband become a “helicopter” parent. He used his new-found involvement with the children to strongly negotiate for additional time ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Amicable Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. The same people think ...
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Modification of Spousal Maintenance in Texas

In many marriages, one spouse goes out into the world and works to earn a living for their family and themselves. The other spouse often times remains in the home and provides economic value through ...
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Essential knowledge for Surrogacy Agreements

Surrogates are women who carry children for a family who are unable to conceive a child themselves. With the legalization of same sex marriages across the United States as well as the continuing need ...
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When does the extended family of a child have standing to sue for custody in Texas?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had cause to celebrate a huge victory for long-time clients of ours. These clients are grandparents who live in North Texas but whose grandchildren reside here ...
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Taxes and Divorce: How to avoid mistakes when filing during a divorce

I sat and thought for a few minutes prior to writing this blog post on what title to use. After careful deliberation I determined that there is no way to make the subjects of divorce and taxes any ...
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Can a possession order be affected by the mental health problems of a parent?

Caring for the health and safety of Texas children is the responsibility that the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is charged with upholding. The populations that the agency serves ...
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What is a Right of First Refusal?

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce then it’s likely that you’ve thought that you would like to do as much as you can to co-parent with your soon to be ex spouse once your ...
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Pregnancy and Divorce: Can the two mix in Texas?

Anyone who has gone through a pregnancy, whether you are a mother or father, can understand the difficulties and stresses associated with the nine month wait for a baby to be delivered. Mothers ...
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Discovery: A tedious but important part of your Texas divorce

When a new client with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is discussing with me their case one subject that we will get into is what evidence does our client have to support any allegation that he or she ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Common Law Marriage and Divorce

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Texas common law marriage and divorce. The answers are general in nature and are designed to help you better understand ...
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How to determine when an amicable divorce is not possible

Making the best of a bad situation is a saying that we have all heard in our lives hundreds of times. It is a nice thought- when you’re facing something undesirable why not take any steps you ...
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The benefits of not immediately introducing your children to your new love interest after divorce

Sometimes in life what we think we want isn’t always what is best for us. If you were a person stuck in a marriage that was not healthy then you are probably excited beyond belief to be ...
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How to co parent with your ex spouse spouse while maintaining appropriate boundaries

If you are in the middle of a divorce right now as you read this, I know that what you are going through is one of the most difficult times in your life. You’ve had some people in your life tell ...
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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2017?

Maybe you have recently started to think about divorce. Or, maybe you are in the middle of your divorce, but you have been so busy that you missed some of our blog posts that could help you a lot! Or ...
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High asset divorces and their affect on Golden Years Divorces

If you are in your “ Golden Years ” and are considering a divorce then you can count yourself among those with concerns about what will happen to your property when it is split upon the ...
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An inexpensive divorce is possible for you and your family

Probably the number one concern for potential clients that I have spoken with in my time as a family law attorney is the cost of what a divorce will actually cost. This is completely understandable. ...
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