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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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Handing Taxes during and after your divorce

There’s no more exciting topic in the world than taxes, am I right? In all seriousness, nobody in the world likes to talk about taxes - that includes CPAs, tax preparers and even Jon Hamm in ...
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Modifying your divorce decree in Texas

So much effort, time and thought goes into the creation of a Final Decree of Divorce. If you have been through a divorce you know exactly what I am talking about. From the time that your Original ...
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Understanding Mediation and its benefits in your Texas divorce

The popular conception of divorce that most people hold prior to actually starting one is that the case will likely end up with both you and your spouse standing before a judge. You each will have ...
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How much will your child support enforcement case cost?

If you ask a lawyer a question about your legal situation, their response may well be, “It depends.” Years of seeing a number of different scenarios play out for different sorts of clients ...
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Can family violence render a Mediated Settlement Agreement void?

This past week the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan posted a blog article that centered around mediated settlement agreements in family law cases. We discussed how these documents are ...
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Can you challenge a Mediated Settlement Agreement in Texas?

Family courts in Texas are overburdened with cases. I’m not telling you this to push you towards feeling bad for court staff or judges, necessarily. My intention in sharing this information with ...
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The Impact of International travel, Passports and Children on Divorce in Texas

Travel, especially international travel, is one of the more highly contested parts of a divorce. In an international city like Houston, many of the people in our community have family living in other ...
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Splitting retirement accounts in a Texas Divorce

If you’re considering a divorce from your spouse or have just begun the process then the end of your divorce may seem like a distant dream. While it’s true that a divorce doesn’t ...
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Cost Cutting Tips for your Texas Divorce

The popular notion about divorces is that they are very expensive. While this can be true, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are here to attempt to dispel this notion at least as it ...
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Mediation Essentials for Divorce and Child Custody cases in Texas

The image of divorce from TV and movies is that the husband and wife will inevitably wind up in a courtroom arguing with one another over every last issue of their marriage. Attorneys on TV are nasty ...
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Will a Texas Court enforce a Mediated Settlement Agreement when one party is a registered sex offender?

For most people, whether they are going through a divorce or child custody case in Texas, a mediated settlement agreement is the golden ticket to finalizing their case. By choosing the work out an ...
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What Happens if my Ex-Spouse Refuses to Sign the Final Decree of Divorce Revisited

A Texas divorce case will typically lead both sides to assume the worst of their soon to be ex-partner. I wish there was another way to state this but the truth of the matter is that for most married ...
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5 Things to Do to Prepare your Texas Divorce Case for Mediation

It is not uncommon for some of the people who consult with me regarding a divorce to ask why do we need to go to mediation ? Is mediation required to get a Texas divorce ? The answer is no mediation ...
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What if My Ex Will Not Sign the Final Decree in My Texas Divorce?

Sometimes forward thinking clients or consults will ask about problems that may arise in the future. One question I have been asked a few times is “what if my spouse will not sign the divorce ...
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How to pick a mediator: Introducing Our Guest Blogger - Fran Brochstein

It’s our delight to introduce a guest blogger, Fran Brochstein of Fran Brochstein, LLC. Fran Brochstein has been license as an attorney in the State of Texas for over 20 years. Fran Brochstein ...
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9 Benefits to Mediating your Texas Divorce Case

One of the things I like about my job is that is never boring. Every case and client I represent is different and unique. Often one of set of facts or situation may be similar to another set of facts ...
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Can I buy a House During My Texas Divorce?

In a previous blog article, “His, Hers and Ours - Texas Divorce” we discussed the difference between community property and separate property. At its core it is a fairly easy concept to ...
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3 Great Texas Divorce Mediation Ideas

Mediation is frequently successful for divorcing couples in large part because the mediation process allows for a more informal setting and encourages input from the divorcing spouses. Mediation also ...
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What is mediation?

Did you know 95% of cases are resolved outside of the court room? Most courts are now requiring mediation for family law cases. Mediation can be the greatest catalyst in helping parties reach an ...
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What is Divorce and Family Law Mediation in Spring and Houston Texas?

This article addresses Divorce Mediation in Texas and when it is required and how it can be helpful. What is Divorce and Family Law Mediation? Divorce and Family Law Mediation is one form of ...
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