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Texas Divorce Attorney Explains Starting the TX Divorce Process

Making the decision to start the divorce process can be extremely unsettling. For most people, just contemplating the various life changes that can result from a divorce is overwhelming. In addition ...
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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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Strategies for Desired Custody in Texas

An experienced lawyer can offer strategies to help you get the custody arrangement you desire. There are no guarantees that the outcome will be precisely what you want, but there are several custody ...
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How Much Will My Texas Child Custody Case Cost?

One of the most popular questions asked in my consults is “how much is my child custody case going to cost me?” It is a reasonable question. However, there is no easy answer. As with other ...
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Valuing a business in a Texas Divorce

If you or your spouse own a business and are now contemplating or beginning a divorce then today’s blog post has been written with your family in mind. It is a challenge to determine the fair ...
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Handling a Child Support case as a non custodial parent: Questions, questions, questions

What happens if you were to lose your job? Do you still have to pay child support? Generations before our own saw people starting work with an employer at a young age. The worker would often time ...
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Handling a child support case as the non custodial parent, Part Five

Receiving a court summons-What should you do? One minute you are minding your own business and the next you have been handed some paper from a person you’ve never met before that instructs you ...
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How to handle child support as the non custodial parent, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced our topic of child support cases from the noncustodial parent’s perspective. You are the non-custodial parent if ...
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How to handle child support as a non custodial parent

A benefit of being one of the attorneys working at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is that I have the opportunity to meet with many in our community to talk to them about their problems and to see if ...
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The effect of divorce on your credit

Today’s blog will feature you as the main character in a hypothetical divorce that you may (or may not) be going through. The purpose of trying to teach you all something through a story is that ...
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Completing the Divorce- Handling Retirement and Avoiding Last Minute Problems

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order ( QDRO ) is the key to your being able to turn a Divorce Decree which provides you the right to access a portion of your ex-spouse’s retirement benefits into ...
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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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Financial Decisions that surround family law cases

A divorce can have a dramatic impact on your life. This may feel like the understatement of the century if you are going through a divorce right now, but for those who are in the contemplation stage a ...
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Texas Jurisdiction over Child Custody

How do you know if child custody will be an issue in your case? Custody proceedings are part of every family law matter involving children. Parenting issues can arise out of a couple’s divorce, ...
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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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Nonmarital Children’s Paternity and Death of Alleged Father

Recently I have had more than one person ask me about establishing paternity and doing a name change after a father has passed away. There is an automatic presumption of paternity for children who are ...
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How to change your name in Texas

Many people (women, mostly) will change their legal name after their divorce has been finalized. It is simple to do so in the divorce as long as the name you are asking yours to be changed to has been ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Notifying your Spouse regarding a Divorce case

Depending on the dynamics of your family, you may consult with a family law attorney and decide to file for divorce without first having discussed the subject with your spouse. Alternatives would be ...
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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: Spousal Maintenance and Children's Issues

Money. Other than your children, money is the most important aspect of a divorce. I hate to break it down for you like that, but in my experience, it is the truth. You may disagree. You may want to ...
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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: Punishments for the failure to pay child support

In child support enforcement cases your back is against the wall if the record from the Attorney General’s Office shows that you have not paid your support obligation in full and on time. In ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Defenses to Child Support Enforcement Suits

If you find yourself in a position where you have been unable to pay the child support you have been ordered to pay there are defenses that you can offer in an enforcement hearing. The fact of the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Modifications and Enforcements

In general, courts are wary about modifying orders that designate the parent with the exclusive duty to determine the primary residence of a child. This is the case in large part because courts do not ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Initiating a child support case

If you are wanting to begin a family law case involving child support matters it is recommended that you contact an attorney before doing so. I know- shock of the century- a family law attorney is ...
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