Blog Posts in June, 2018

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Managing a Family Law Case in Texas, Part Two

Who can attend your court appearance with you? Your hearing is not a closed process where only the parties, their attorneys, and the judge can attend. Any other party with a hearing scheduled on your ...
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Managing a Family Law case in Texas

The piece of advice or reassurance that I provide to clients with the most frequency before a courtroom appearance is that the anxiety that we all possess surrounding events that we’ve never ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Uncontested and No-Fault Divorce

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Uncontested and No-Fault Divorce in Texas. The answers are general and designed to help you better understand how Texas ...
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Post-divorce financial independence

Divorce is one of those steps in life that you may go through and will never stop to think about what life is actually going to be like after the divorce. So much time and energy goes into getting ...
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How you can help your child practice their religious faith after a divorce

Whether you are a Christian, Jew, Muslim or member of another faith group it goes without saying that the practice of your faith is central to your life. This is one of the rights that we as Americans ...
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Retirement Benefits and Divorce, Concluding Thoughts

As long as we’re talking about one unpleasant subject, namely divorce, we may as well talk about another, namely death. A good question to ask yourself is what happens to your share of the ...
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In what ways is a retirement plan divisible?

Once you have figured out what retirement plans are in place for you and your spouse, collected information from each and provided that to your attorney, you will need to know how a retirement plan ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about legal separation in Texas. The answers are general and are designed to help you better understand how Texas handles legal ...
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Retiring with security after a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce and have no children then your financial future should be at the top of any list of concerns that you have to go into the process. While there are assuredly ...
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Dividing a Pension in your divorce

If you or your spouse have worked for a company or more likely a public entity for an extended period of time it is likely that either of you has a pension that has been made available to you for ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division, Part Two

Learn about social security benefits and their effect on your divorce Attorneys are great at courtroom advocacy and knowing the ins and outs of the law. That much should be a baseline for what your ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division

When you decide to file for divorce and select an attorney to help guide you through the process and advocate for your rights along the way the most powerful tool you have at your disposal is your ...
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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and your Divorce: Taxes and General Information

If you are in the beginning stages of your divorce it’s likely that you have numerous questions about how your case is going to proceed. How much is it going to cost you in attorney’s ...
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Social Security division in a Divorce

Most working people in our country are aware that as part of the taxes taken out of your pay, part goes towards social security taxes. What fewer people realize is that the amount of money we stand to ...
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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced the topic of retirement accounts and how the funds within them are divided in a divorce. Today we will continue that ...
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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce

If you are a person who either serves our country in the military or are married to a spouse who does, enough cannot be said about your family’s sacrifices in order allow your fellow citizens ...
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Parental Relocation with children after a Texas Divorce

Suppose that you have gone through a divorce from your spouse and you are attempting to adjust to life as a single adult raising a child in different households. You may need to find a new place to ...
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Common Law Marriages in Texas, Part Two

Much of yesterday’s blog post related to common law marriages discussed the three qualifications that must be in place for yours to be a valid common law marriage: be two adults who consent to ...
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Common Law Marriage in Texas

For the majority of married persons in Texas, our married lives began with a ceremony of some sort where vows were exchanged and a pronouncement was made that you and your spouse are now married. ...
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Handing Taxes during and after your divorce

There’s no more exciting topic in the world than taxes, am I right? In all seriousness, nobody in the world likes to talk about taxes - that includes CPAs, tax preparers and even Jon Hamm in ...
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Stress Related to Combat and its effect on a military member's ability to parent their children

It is no secret that as a military member you are exposed to stressful situations. These are not always the sort of deadline driven, people induce stresses that we as civilians encounter in our jobs, ...
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More on Child Support and Miscellaneous Divorce Information

In most situations if you are the parent who is responsible for paying child support then that support payment will be docked from your paycheck however often you are paid. A wage withholding order ...
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Summertime Divorce in Texas

The heat in Texas definitely has an effect on how we behave? Don’t believe me? Consider how the summertime, specifically the second half of summer, is a peak time during the year for divorces. ...
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The Standard Possession Order and Child Support- A Texas Divorce Overview Continued

Time and Money. Those are two of the things that we as human beings are most concerned about, especially when considered in the context of our families. That goes double when you are going through a ...
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Considering whether to move out of the home after a divorce is filed? Read this blog first

The decision as to whether or not to move out of your marital home after your spouse has filed for divorce from you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce. Issues related ...
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