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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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Getting Uncontested Texas Divorce

An uncontested divorce in Texas is a no-fault divorce and allows a lower conflict way of getting divorced for you and your spouse. Is an uncontested divorce right for you? If you are one of the ...
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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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Methods for Valuing a Business in a Texas divorce

Let’s get one thing established at the outset of today’s blog post. Some of the subject matter that we will be discussing today is not easy to understand and is not the most thrilling ...
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Valuing a business in a Texas divorce, Part Two

Divorces are hard. Divorces with businesses are harder. Valuing a business that is owned by you and/or your spouse can be just as hard. In this series of blog posts from the attorneys with the Law ...
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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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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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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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Is a Mediated Settlement Agreement Still Valid in Texas if a Case is Dismissed?

A while back, a friend and fellow attorney asked me some questions about whether an MSA was still valid if a case was dismissed. I have heard this question debated before among attorneys and opinions ...
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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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Marriage, Finances and Preparing for Unforeseen Events

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the landmark case, Obergerfell vs. Hodges, which provided equal protection for same-sex marriage in our country. As a result, ...
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Social Security Retirement Benefits and Divorce

If you are divorced but were married to your spouse for ten or more years you are potentially eligible for spousal benefits through Social Security. However, there is more to this eligibility than ...
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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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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: 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: Conservatorship, the Standard Possession Order and Child Support

Sole Managing Conservatorship In yesterday’s blog post we discussed that the typical arrangement for parents coming out of a divorce is for each to be named as a Joint Managing Conservator of ...
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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: 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: Geographic restrictions and Child Support

Your life can change in the blink of an eye, and this is no less true after you’ve been through a family law case. Whether you have court orders from a divorce or Suit Affecting the Parent-Child ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Visitation, Possession and Access

In learning more about family law concepts and terminology you may have come across the terms: visitation, possession, and access. Interestingly enough possession and access are what visitation is ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Conservatorship Explained

The word that I hear most often from clients in regard to their children, and frankly use myself when discussing the rights and duties of parents, is “ custody ”. It’s a word that is ...
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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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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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