Blog Posts in January, 2018

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In Court Testimony: Advice for your Trial or Temporary Orders Hearing, Part Two

In part one of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on in court testimony we discussed the importance of always telling the truth on the witness stand as well as how ...
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In Court Testimony: How what you say can make a difference in how the judge views your case

The days prior to a temporary orders hearing or trial can be extremely tense. For one thing, it’s likely that you’ve never been inside of a courtroom before and your unfamiliarity will ...
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Dividing community property in mediation: What can be done to settle your divorce in Texas

Generally speaking income earned and property/debt acquired during the course of your marriage is considered to be community property for Texas residents. Property and income is presumed to be ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces: Part Three

In an effort to address many of the frequently asked questions that people just like you have asked me in divorce consultations, the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is producing blog posts that are intended ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces: Part Two

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on Frequently Asked Questions about Texas divorces, we discussed how much your divorce could cost and the factors that contribute to the ...
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Is Overtime Pay or Bonus Pay Considered for Texas Child Support?

Some of the most frequent question I get are in regard to child support such as: How much? Will I have to pay child support for over time? Can I quit my job or reduce my income to avoid paying higher ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces

One of the benefits of working as an attorney at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is that I have the opportunity to frequently meet with potential clients in consultations. We offer people like you that ...
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Texas Emergency Custody Order Guide

My recommendation is that if you need to file for an emergency custody order is that you will need a family law attorney. However, if that is not an option for you and you must represent yourself at a ...
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The community estate in a Texas Divorce: Where is all of our stuff going?

The part of a divorce that proves to be the most difficult time and time again (other than issues relating to children) is what ultimately happens with your community estate. The community estate that ...
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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce, Part Two

In the first part of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Spousal Maintenance in Texas divorces, we discussed court ordered spousal maintenance and the situations that ...
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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce

Spousal maintenance represents money that is paid from one spouse to the other to help support him or her after a divorce. These payments are temporary though in most cases unless otherwise agreed to. ...
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Full Custody: What it means to you and what it can mean for your child custody case

Many, many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have walked into a free of charge consultation with me and have let me know that their number one goal for their divorce or child custody ...
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Mistakes to Avoid at the Outset of your Texas Divorce, Part Two

In part one of this series of blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I discussed some tips to help avoid making common mistakes at the beginning of your divorce case. I would certainly advise ...
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Mistakes to Avoid at the Outset of your Texas Divorce

It only takes one of you or your spouse to file for divorce. No matter if you filed or your spouse did- a divorce is staring you in the face and it is time to begin the process of ending your ...
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Can you be forced to get a job after your divorce? Part Two in a Series

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on whether or not you will need to get a job after you divorce if you did not have one before, we discussed issues ranging from community ...
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Can you be forced to get a job after your divorce?

If you are going through a divorce, or are merely contemplating one, you should prepare yourself for changes on the horizon. Your quality of life will change- either for the better or for the worse- ...
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How to negotiate a divorce settlement with taxes in mind

When the chips are down and you are in the middle of an intense mediation session attempting to negotiate final orders it is likely that there will be a moment where you think to yourself- “I ...
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What can happen to my home in a Texas divorce?

Outside of child custody and issues surrounding your children, it could be that what you’re most concerned with in connection to an upcoming divorce is what will happen with your family home. ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Texas Annulment

What is an annulment? In some instances, a person may want and be able to get an annulment rather than a divorce. An annulment and divorce are different. A divorce ends a valid marriage. An annulment ...
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Military Divorces: Essential knowledge for Texas residents

The rigors of military life are well known. Enlisting in the armed services on behalf of your country is one of the most selfless and courageous decisions a person can make. Deciding to put the lives ...
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Common Law Marriage: How to avoid being or getting married without your intent

Plenty of people get married for reasons other than love. Money, security, maybe even a little baby about to be born are just a few of the reasons why people get married when eternal love is not the ...
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What happens to your engagement ring if the wedding doesn't happen?

When a marriage proposal is made those words and that gesture are often accompanied by an engagement ring. The cost to purchase that engagement ring can be substantial and is an investment no matter ...
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Dirty Divorce Trick - Turning into a Temporary “Helicopter” Parent

Recently, we had a case where I was able to observe a husband become a “helicopter” parent. He used his new-found involvement with the children to strongly negotiate for additional time ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Amicable Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. The same people think ...
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Modification of Spousal Maintenance in Texas

In many marriages, one spouse goes out into the world and works to earn a living for their family and themselves. The other spouse often times remains in the home and provides economic value through ...
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