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The Dirty Trick of Damaging, Destroying, or Selling Marital Assets in Texas

This article is inspired by one of the questions I hear frequently regarding damaging, destroying, or selling marital assets. The question takes on some of the following variations: Can I sell X ...
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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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My Fiancé wants me to sign a Texas Prenup. What should I do?

My office gets inquiries from people seeking a prenup or asking for our advice on signing one. Generally, people fall into two categories on the subject either they feel they are absolutely necessary ...
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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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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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49 Best Texas Divorce Advice Tips

Recently I had a consult in which I was asked “If I were your sister, what divorce advice would you give me?” The question made me pause. I have given my share of divorce advice normally ...
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What am I or My Spouse Entitled to During a Texas Divorce?

Any person who is entering into the divorce process has questions regarding their rights and how they can best be enforced. The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are experienced in ...
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Frequently Asked Questions in Texas Divorce Cases

The Texas divorce process can be a confusing, emotional, and stressful maze to navigate. It does not help that for many people they do not know what to expect and there is a lot of false information ...
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Will My Spouse Get Part of My Retirement in Our Texas Divorce?

One of the things my client or potential clients are often concerned about during their Texas divorce is their retirement accounts. They want to know if they are going to be able to keep their ...
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Dividing Property in a Texas Divorce - The Just and Right Division

Before a couple can get a divorce in Texas, one thing that must be resolved is the division of their property and debts. There are multiple steps that must occur during such a division including: The ...
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Why is Separate Property Important and How to Keep it Separate in a Texas Divorce?

Property and Debts The issue of how to divided property and debts is one of the main issues that must be resolved in any Texas divorce proceeding. Marriage creates three independent property estates: ...
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What Wikipedia Can’t Tell you About Texas Divorce and Marital Property Division

Texas courts must divide the community estate in a manner that results in a just and right division. Community property includes all property that was obtained throughout the course of the marriage. ...
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How to Draft and File an Answer to a Texas Divorce - Free Downloadable Forms

Once the initial shock and panic of being sued by your spouse for divorce wears off you probably have thought to yourself, “now what in the world do I do!?” Well, as I have mentioned in ...
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Business Owners and Business Assets in a Texas Divorce

Complex property division cases, high net worth divorces, and matters that require divorce planning in Texas often involve business owners and business interests. If one or both spouses own a closely ...
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Selling your home during a divorce in Texas

For most adults, it may be difficult to conceive of two more difficult, time consuming and headache-inducing situations than divorcing your spouse and selling your home. While both processes are ...
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How are student loans handled in a divorce?

Student loans taken out in order to earn a degree are treated much the same as other debts that a couple has accumulated. When that couple enters into divorce proceedings the big question then becomes ...
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What to do when your divorce decree does not include a marital asset?

As a Houston, Texas divorce lawyer I get to hear many interesting stories from potential new client’s. Recently I heard a scenario where a couple had been divorced for over 10 years but ...
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What is mediation?

Did you know 95% of cases are resolved outside of the court room? Most courts are now requiring mediation for family law cases. Mediation can be the greatest catalyst in helping parties reach an ...
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One at a Time, please; Bigamy and the Law in Texas

That an adult is only able to be married to one person at a time may at first appear to be a straightforward concept. However, on a recent occasion a person walked into our office and told us of a ...
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His, Hers and Ours - Texas Divorce

Community Property in Texas is created at the time of marriage. At the time of marriage three independent estates are created. These estates include the husband’s estate, the wife’s ...
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Separate Property in a Texas Divorce?

Separate Property In general, separate property is property you acquired before marriage, that was gifted to you during the marriage, or that you inherited during the marriage. One common scenario ...
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High Net Worth Divorce / High Asset Divorce

Divorce is a trying experience for anyone, but it can be especially contentious when one or both spouses have a high net worth or a complex property portfolio. Complex and high asset divorces often ...
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Does it Matter Whose Name is on Title or Deed of Property in a Divorce in Texas?

This article addresses what importance if any of property being titled or deeded in the name of one spouse in Harris and Montgomery County in Texas in a divorce and the importance of community ...
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I DO NOT!!! Who keeps the engagement or wedding ring when the relationship ends in Texas?

The answer to who gets to keep the engagement or wedding ring in Texas after the relationship ends depends on the facts of the case. Engagement ring An engagement ring is considered a ...
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