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Community Property Essentials for Texas divorces

The law in Texas provides that a married couple can agree in writing that either of your separate property can be characterized as community property. This is not the same thing as being co-tenants in ...
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Community Property and Credit in Texas Divorces

If either you or your spouse make a purchase on credit during your marriage in Texas, there is a presumption that the credit utilized is community in nature. This would make sense as all property that ...
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Community Property Law in Texas

When spouses divorce in Texas the laws regarding community property come into effect. For the most part the laws are easy to follow despite what friends and family members who have gone through a ...
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Credit Accounts and their effect on your divorce

Most people going through a divorce in Texas know that the laws our of state regarding community property will play a role in their case. If you can count yourself among those that possess this ...
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How to protect your finances during divorce

The emotional difficulties associated with a divorce are fairly well known. If you have a family member or friend who has been through a divorce it’s likely that he or she has spoken to you ...
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Should a Divorced Parent Sign a Waiver (Release) and Indemnity Agreement to Allow a Child to Participate in Recreational Activities?

It’s our delight to introduce a guest blogger Paul H. Cannon who is a trial attorney and shareholder at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. He has been practicing personal injury and product liability ...
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Financial Decisions associated with Family Law Matters

Are you considering re-marrying after a recent divorce ? Or perhaps you are a single person who just found out that you are pregnant or your partner/significant other is pregnant? These are not only ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Mediation

Before a trial and likely before a temporary orders hearing in a divorce, you and your spouse will either be ordered to attend or can choose to attend mediation. Mediation is an opportunity for you ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Filing for Divorce

I’m sure if you wanted, you could go online and search through 1,000 proverbs about beginning a process and you’ll find a few that mention that perhaps the most difficult step in that ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Marital Property and the community presumption

If you read anything about divorce in Texas then you have probably come across at least one article online that has told you that Texas is a community property state. What does this mean and how ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Enforcing Visitation and Property Orders

Enforcement cases are not solely to ensure back child support payments are made. On the contrary, many different areas of a family law order can be enforced. Today’s blog topic from the Law ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Temporary Orders and the Final Orders stage of a divorce

I like to think of divorce cases as having two stages. You could argue that there are far more, but for the purposes of this blog post, I will stick with my general theory that there are two. The ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining Divorces

Probably the most common family law case in Texas is the divorce. It’s likely that you know a handful of people in your own life who have been divorced and you yourself may be one of those ...
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Abandonment as grounds for divorce in Texas

The majority of divorces that occur in Texas each year are what is known as “ No Fault ” Divorces. This means that the parties simply could no longer get along in the marriage and say no ...
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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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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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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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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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