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How to handle a cheating spouse in Texas

One of the most difficult and challenging aspects of a family law case is that they are, above all else, personal matters. This means that not only will you become engaged financially, relationally ...
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Is a Common Law Marriage Just as Good as a Ceremonial Marriage?

Recently, I had a consult involving an informal marriage or common law marriage. The wife was concerned about what rights she had. Her story involved verbal abuse, physical abuse, and an altercation ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Dividing Property in a Divorce

Texas is, as any family law attorney will tell you, a community property state. This means that there is a legal presumption in our State that if all property that is acquired by you and your spouse ...
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Business owners should be aware of the following tips to prepare for a divorce in Texas

When a divorce is on the horizon for you it is reasonable to want to learn as much as you can. The fact of the matter is that not only is a divorce a difficult process to go through but many of the ...
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How you can be reimbursed for past purchases during your Texas Divorce

Part of any divorce in Texas is figuring out how to characterize the property owned by the two spouses. If you are considering a divorce or have just been served with a petition by divorce filed by ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Six

For the most part thus far in our discussion on enforcement lawsuits in Texas family law cases, we have gone over some of the finer points associated with issues related to parents and children. ...
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What is a summary judgment and how could one affect your Texas family law case?

A summary judgment allows for a court to dispose of a case where either the Petitioner (the party who filed the lawsuit) either does not have sufficient evidence to win the relief he or she is ...
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Dividing real property in a Texas Divorce

If you are getting a divorce you should be prepared for knowing what to expect when it comes to dividing up your marital home. Not only will you and your spouse have to decide if either of you 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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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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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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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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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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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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High asset divorces and their affect on Golden Years Divorces

If you are in your “ Golden Years ” and are considering a divorce then you can count yourself among those with concerns about what will happen to your property when it is split upon the ...
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Who decides how your community property is split during a Texas divorce?

If you and your spouse were to take all the community property that you own and put it towards the center of an imaginary (and huge) table during your divorce, the next question that would need to be ...
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Mediation: A time and money saver for your Texas Divorce

From the time that I began practicing family law most clients and potential clients that I have had the opportunity to work with have had the belief that a judge will decide their divorce case. It ...
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Creating a post-nuptial agreement in Texas and its potential benefits for your family

Post nuptial agreements are similar to pre marital agreements with the exception that post marital agreements are signed after the marriage has already begun. I realize that this will not be an ...
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