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How to achieve a successful divorce from a financial perspective, Part Three

If you have been reading the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of articles on how to achieve a successful divorce outcome the it is likely that you have either filed for divorce already or are ...
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How a mortgage is handled in a Texas Divorce

Beyond being a mentally and emotionally strain on your life, a divorce can also turn your finances into a mess if you are not careful. The assets and property that you have worked your entire adult ...
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What property goes to which spouse in a Texas Divorce?

Whether you’re a little kid on Christmas morning or a grown person going through a divorce, the big question is when it’s all said and done what are you going to end up with. Under the ...
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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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How to handle a high net-worth divorce in Texas

Divorce is a complicated and difficult process no matter what kind of case yours is. Many people have somewhat “typical” divorces that involve a husband and wife who each work and earn an ...
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What happens to your business in a Texas Divorce?

Owning your own business is great way to achieve financial independence and increase your earning capacity. While there are risks to going out on your own, the knowledge that you are the one who ...
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Trusts are not always trustworthy in the context of a divorce in Texas

Aside from my bad attempt at humor in the title to this blog post, the subject of how spouses structure and protect their assets is very important. I think a lot of people will consider whether or not ...
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Dividing up your property in a divorce is about more than money

If you are an adult and if you have friends, a family or co-worker then you have heard other people talk to you about their divorce. When people tell stories about themselves the person will rarely ...
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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 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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