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Divorce when economic times are tough

The number one cause of divorces in the United States has to do with money problems and arguments/disagreements about money. If you and your spouse are not on the same page about money it could spell ...
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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 to rebuild your financial health after a divorce

A large concern that people have while they are going through a divorce is their credit score. Borrowing money and then repaying that money on time is crucial to maintaining a good credit score and ...
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Unique considerations to make for Over-Fifty Divorces

From my experience as an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I can say that the age range of clients we have that are getting divorces is pretty staggering. I have worked with a client who ...
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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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Splitting retirement accounts in a Texas Divorce

Splitting retirement accounts in a Texas Divorce If you’re considering a divorce from your spouse or have just begun the process then the end of your divorce may seem like a distant dream. While ...
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Divorce in Texas: How to separate from your spouse with your sanity and wallet intact

Every once in a while potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will walk into our office with questions about a divorce. These folks will begin talking about their situation when they will ...
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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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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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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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Key Elements of a Divorce for persons over the age of 50

If you are a person who is over the age of fifty and considering a divorce there are factors for you to consider beyond those that younger persons would need to think about. What sort of ...
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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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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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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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7 Tips for Divorcing After Age 50 in Texas

Our office has handled and seen divorce from almost every age range. We have helped every from 18-90. It may seem surprising to see couples over the age of 50 going through a divorce especially when ...
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Divorcing After Age 50 in Texas: What it Can Mean for You and Your Spouse

Known as " gray divorces," marital dissolution of couples over the age of fifty are on the rise in our country. While a divorce is an especially stressful and emotion laden time for any ...
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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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Texas Divorce and Retirement & Employment Benefits by the Numbers

For many spouses going through divorce, the largest and most complex community assets are the retirement accounts and other employment benefits. Three of the most common types of retirement accounts ...
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Is Social Security Considered Separate Property in a Texas Divorce

In Texas distinguishing between separate and community property is an important step in the divorce process when it comes to dividing property. This is because a spouse keeps all of his or her ...
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