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The Dirty Divorce Trick of The Trial Separation

Although this trick got its own blog in many ways, it is a continuation of a previous blog regarding “ Getting Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home.” I have seen many spouses use the hope ...
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The Dirty Divorce Trick of The Do it Yourself Divorce

Doing your own divorce is a very difficult task. I have heard it compared to trying to perform surgery in the dark. Another comparison I like is that it may be possible to do your own brain surgery, ...
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The Dirty Divorce Trick of Getting Married Again

Being a divorce attorney has given me a front-row seat to people behaving badly, sometimes in a mercenary manner. I am not suggesting that anyone wanting to marry their ex-spouse again after a divorce ...
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The Dirty Divorce Trick of Forget What the Papers Say, I’ll Do This or That

There are various manifestations of this dirty trick that I have seen where a spouse has asked the other spouse to ignore the language of the divorce decree and sign the papers. In today’s blog, ...
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The Dirty Trick of Stripping the House During a Texas Divorce

This blog is a continuation of a previous blog regarding damaging, destroying, or selling marital assets. Some spouses move everything out of the house before they file for divorce. Alternatively, if ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using the Same Divorce Lawyer

One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear is, “Can my spouse and I use the same attorney for our uncontested divorce ?” The answer is no. Whether your divorce is contested or ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Common Law Marriage

In Texas, many people are aware that Texas recognizes common-law marriage. However, not everyone I meet with is aware of what it takes to meet the Texas statutory requirements of being common law ...
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The Dirty Trick of Getting Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home

This blog is inspired by some cases and consults I have had where a spouse has gone out of their way to get their spouse to leave the marital home. Many of the consults I meet with have a lot of ...
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The Dirty Trick of Fake Emails and Electronic Evidence

There is much discussion these days about “fake news.” It appears that the term is popping up everywhere from talk show hosts, the White House, and TV dramas such as the “The Good ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Unenforceable Visitation Order

The unenforceable visitation order combines elements of both the “ amicable divorce trick ” and “ using the children as weapons trick.” The success of this trick is largely a ...
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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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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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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2017?

Maybe you have recently started to think about divorce. Or, maybe you are in the middle of your divorce, but you have been so busy that you missed some of our blog posts that could help you a lot! Or ...
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Wiretapping, GPS Tracking and Divorce in Texas

It used to be that if you wanted to get your hands on walkie talkies, surveillance equipment or even a tracking device of some sort you would you have to go to the mall and walk into a Radio Shack or ...
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Can I move to another city before filing for divorce?

When spouses are going through difficult and trying times at home, it is often the instinct of at least one of the spouses to pack up their belongings and leave the marital residence. Whether it is to ...
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The Dirty Trick of Embarrassing your Spouse During a Texas Divorce

Today’s blog topic is inspired by some cases and consults I have had where a spouse has gone out of their way to try and embarrass their spouse. This is done for a variety of reasons: Anger To ...
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The Dirty Trick of Damaging, Destroying, or Selling Marital Assets in Texas

This article is inspired by one of the questions I hear frequently regarding damaging, destroying, or selling marital assets. The question takes on some of the following variations: Can I sell X ...
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The Dirty Trick of Filing for Divorce in Another City

Many of my potential clients are concerned with filing first in their Texas divorce case. Many of them have the impression that if they are not the first to file, they will be at a disadvantage in ...
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The Dirty Trick of Moving Out of State with the Kids

I have seen spouses use the trick of moving out of the state with the children very effectively to the detriment of the other spouse during a Texas divorce. However, in some cases, this move can ...
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The Dirty Trick of Hiding Assets During Your Texas Divorce

This blog article is inspired by several consults I had over the last two days where the topic of asset hiding came up in the context of a divorce. Asset hiding is one of the most popular dirty tricks ...
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The Dirty Trick of Wasting Marital Assets or Going on a Spending Spree During Your Texas Divorce

When a divorce is on the horizon, sometimes otherwise honest spouses start to act out of character. This can often take the form of going on a spending spree. This spending spree often leaves both ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using Delaying Tactics During Your Texas Divorce

Two of the most frequently asked questions I get during my Houston divorce consults are: “How much is my divorce going to cost?” and “How long is my divorce going to take?” It ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using Children as Weapons in Your Texas Divorce

One of the saddest things I have observed during Texas divorce proceedings is when parents start to use their children as weapons. This can take several different forms: Withholding the children ...
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The Dirty Trick of Engaging in Spousal Starving During a Texas Divorce

One of the most frequent questions I get asked is “can I get my spouse to pay for the divorce.” We have even written an article on that topic that I will include a link to at the bottom of ...
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