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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How long after the divorce does my ex-spouse have to remove items from my house?

Your Texas divorce has been finalized, all the parties have signed the Final Decree of Divorce as well as the Judge. That decree awards you the marital home and certain pieces of property within it. ...
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Can I move to another city before filing for divorce?

When spouses are going through difficult and trying times at home, it is often the instinct of at least one of the spouses to pack up their belongings and leave the marital residence. Whether it is to ...
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Can I Keep My Retirement in a Texas Divorce?

One of the first homework assignments we give our clients who are going through a divorce in Houston, Texas, is to gather all the information you can regarding your retirement accounts such as: the ...
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Know How Property and Debts are Divided, When Preparing for Your Texas Divorce

Unless you and your spouse have resolved all issues in a divorce, your divorce will more than likely be considered " contested ". If your case is contested and goes to a court the Judge will ...
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Is Adultery a Crime in Texas?

It is fairly well known that adultery is grounds for divorce in Texas and can impact how a judge rules in a Texas divorce proceeding. The State's laws take adultery into account when it comes to the ...
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15 Myths About Divorce in Texas

When I meet with potential new clients many of them come to me with preconceived ideas on how property is divided in a Texas Divorce. There are many myths floating around on how property is divided ...
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How am I going to Pay for My Texas Divorce?

I have written on the topic of finances and divorce previously in more than one blog article. These topics have ranged from how much can someone expect to pay for their divorce to how to try and ...
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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2016?

Good divorce advice is like an umbrella when it rains. You need it when you need it. When you do not need it, you will hardly notice it. For this reasons you may have missed some of my most popular ...
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Married but dating another person during a Texas Divorce?

You’ve moved out, gotten your own place, and you have started to think about moving on with your life. You have started to notice other people when you go out and think it would be nice to ...
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My Spouse Has Accused Me of Adultery in my Texas Divorce and I Haven't

Recently I had a consult with a man who had going through a divorce in which his wife has accused him of committing adultery. During the consult, he informed me that yes during the marriage he did ...
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6 things You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce in Texas

There are the six things you must do before you act on any thoughts you have about divorce. These steps are specific to Texas divorce, but can be applied to divorce in many states. It’s ...
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Should I Hide Money from my Spouse to Get Ready for my Texas Divorce?

Many of the people I meet with ask about how they can pay for a divorce and whether they can put money aside for a divorce fund? There are many reasons why you may why you might want to hide money ...
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