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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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Issues in Community Property Law in Texas

Many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come into one of our free of charge consultations to ask one of our attorneys a question or two regarding community property. If you are ...
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What happens to your pet in a Texas divorce?

An unpleasant realization that families facing divorce have to come to is that their sweet little dog, cat, or other pet is not actually the member of the family that we sometimes will believe that ...
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Handling debt in a Texas Divorce

When either you or your spouse incur a debt during the course of your marriage it is presumed to be included within the community estate. On the other hand, if you have incurred a debt before you were ...
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Dividing up the marital home in a Texas Divorce, Part Two

Dividing up the marital home in a Texas Divorce, Part Two In case you missed the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s first blog post in this series on the marital home and its relation to your Texas ...
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Dividing up the marital home in a Texas Divorce

Dividing up the marital home in a Texas Divorce There is a fatigue that is associated with divorces that is absolutely real. On the emotional side of things, your life and your family’s life is ...
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What if my spouse hides assets during our Texas Divorce?

What if my spouse hides assets during our Texas Divorce? We’ve all head the phrase, “The fear of the unknown”. This refers, basically, to the idea that people have a high level of ...
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Post Nuptial Agreements in Texas

In popular culture and perhaps even in this blog-space, pre-nuptial agreements are discussed with much more regularity than are post-nuptial agreements. Pre-nuptial agreements are unsurprisingly ...
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The United States Supreme Court Answers a Question about Military Retirement Benefits

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled upon an issue that has to do with how military retirement is decided in a military divorce. The case is called Howell v. Howell and in its ...
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Dividing Stock Options in a Texas Divorce

As an investment, stock represents a percentage share in the ownership of a business. When the business does well the value of the stock will typically increase and when the business does poorly or ...
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Military Divorces in Texas

Life for the men and women who serve in our country’s military is both extremely rewarding but also full of challenges and hardships. As an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I have ...
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Who Gets the House in a Texas Divorce?

In terms of physical property, there is no more important investment that you can make than buying a home. You need to consider the actual dollars spent on purchasing the home and furnishing the ...
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No Fault Divorce in Texas

It used to be the case where if you wanted to divorce your spouse you had to specify the reason why. Maybe she was abusive against you. It could be that he used your name to sign up for some loans and ...
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What sets a Texas Family Law case apart from other civil cases?

For those of you who are not experienced with legal cases you may be wondering what sets family law cases apart from other areas of law. Having worked with clients across Southeast Texas in courts ...
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Protective Orders in Texas Family Law Cases

In order to prevent the abuse of a child or other family member a Protective Order can be issued by a Court. Clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan walk into consultations with our attorneys with ...
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Undisclosed Assets in a Texas Divorce

The Houston divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan work as hard as possible to uncover any hidden assets or money that an opposing party may be attempting to hide from one of our clients. ...
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How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Divorce Attorney

When you’ve reached the point where a decision is made regarding whether or not to move forward with a divorce the first thing you may want to do is go and speak to an attorney. Some attorneys, ...
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SUCH AN EASY DIVORCE? THAT HUSBAND MAY LOSE HIS HOUSE!

A couple weeks ago I met with a husband who wanted to divorce his wife. I was informed by the consult that this would be an “easy case” Whenever a consult tells me how easy the case will ...
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Do I have to bring Evidence to a Default Judgment Hearing in Texas?

In addition to the concerns that most people have that are going through a divorce, or contemplating the steps of a divorce in Texas, are procedural steps that must be met in order for the divorce to ...
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Family Pets in Texas Divorces

Many people consider their pets to be a part of the family. Whether it’s our own childhood pet, the pet of a neighbor or longtime friend, the little fury, four legged creatures tend to be very ...
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How are Student Loans divided in a Texas Divorce?

A student loan is a type of debt- one that many folks have in the State of Texas. Debts as well as property are divided up in a divorce based upon whether they are community debts or separate debts of ...
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Prenuptial Agreements in Texas

Agreements that marrying persons enter into before the marriage actually begins are enforceable by law under the Texas Family Code. The requirements of a prenuptial agreement must be met, but so long ...
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Essential Information for Military Divorces in Texas

In order to finalize a divorce in Texas, certain procedures must be followed in order for the Court to grant the divorce. Military divorces are similar in many regards to civilian divorces there are ...
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Essential knowledge to have prior to Filing for Divorce in Texas

If you are taking the time to read a blog post with the above title, it’s safe to say that you are either considering filing for divorce or you are holding divorce paperwork in your hands that ...
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Why are Retirement Funds Important in a Texas Divorce?

When parties enter into divorce proceedings in Texas it is not only the children, the house and their bank accounts that are issue- it’s also their retirement accounts. The Houston divorce ...
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