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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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Common Law Marriage in Texas

For the majority of married persons in Texas, our married lives began with a ceremony of some sort where vows were exchanged and a pronouncement was made that you and your spouse are now married. ...
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Handling a home mortgage after your Texas Divorce

One of the issues that is often times the most concerning to people going through a divorce is the family home. After all, not only is it the place where more memories and important events occurred ...
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Texas Prenuptial Agreements: What can and what cannot go into one

At first glance, it may seem like the last thing you want to do as you prepare to marry someone is to discuss a premarital or prenuptial agreement. When you contemplate drafting such an agreement it ...
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Debts, Credit Cards and Divorce in Texas

In our world, today debt has more or less become a way of life for many families. When we consider even a few generations ago how people dealt with and approached debt I think that we would find that ...
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Your home in a Texas Divorce: How to decide whether to sell or stay

Many people will tell you that a divorce, when it comes right down to it, is a transaction. It is attempting to gain as much for yourself and limit your exposure in terms of ceding your assets to your ...
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Business owners should be aware of the following tips to prepare for a divorce in Texas

When a divorce is on the horizon for you it is reasonable to want to learn as much as you can. The fact of the matter is that not only is a divorce a difficult process to go through but many of the ...
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What is a summary judgment and how could one affect your Texas family law case?

A summary judgment allows for a court to dispose of a case where either the Petitioner (the party who filed the lawsuit) either does not have sufficient evidence to win the relief he or she is ...
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Dividing real property in a Texas Divorce

If you are getting a divorce you should be prepared for knowing what to expect when it comes to dividing up your marital home. Not only will you and your spouse have to decide if either of you will ...
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Common mistakes in Texas divorces and how to avoid them

Throughout the course of a divorce there are many, many decisions that people make that can affect their family and their case. If you are considering a divorce then understanding the common mistakes ...
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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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How to handle a high net-worth divorce in Texas

Divorce is a complicated and difficult process no matter what kind of case yours is. Many people have somewhat “typical” divorces that involve a husband and wife who each work and earn an ...
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Undisclosed Assets in a Texas Divorce

The Houston divorce attorneys at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan work as hard as possible to uncover any hidden assets or money that an opposing party may be attempting to hide from one of our clients. ...
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Protecting your Credit during a Texas Divorce

When it comes to financial matters in today’s world your credit score means a great deal. Whether you want to apply for a home loan, a credit card or secure financing for a business opportunity, ...
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SUCH AN EASY DIVORCE? THAT HUSBAND MAY LOSE HIS HOUSE!

A couple weeks ago I met with a husband who wanted to divorce his wife. I was informed by the consult that this would be an “easy case” Whenever a consult tells me how easy the case will ...
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Do I have to bring Evidence to a Default Judgment Hearing in Texas?

In addition to the concerns that most people have that are going through a divorce, or contemplating the steps of a divorce in Texas, are procedural steps that must be met in order for the divorce to ...
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Prenuptial Agreements in Texas

Agreements that marrying persons enter into before the marriage actually begins are enforceable by law under the Texas Family Code. The requirements of a prenuptial agreement must be met, but so long ...
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How long after the divorce does my ex-spouse have to remove items from my house?

Your Texas divorce has been finalized, all the parties have signed the Final Decree of Divorce as well as the Judge. That decree awards you the marital home and certain pieces of property within it. ...
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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 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 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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Is Adultery a Crime in Texas?

It is fairly well known that adultery is grounds for divorce in Texas and can impact how a judge rules in a Texas divorce proceeding. The State's laws take adultery into account when it comes to the ...
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15 Myths About Divorce in Texas

When I meet with potential new clients many of them come to me with preconceived ideas on how property is divided in a Texas Divorce. There are many myths floating around on how property is divided ...
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How are Credit Cards Handled in a Texas Divorce?

A major concern for many of our potential clients during their divorce is dividing up the debt. Unfortunately for many married couples this is because they are under water and have more debt than they ...
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How am I going to Pay for My Texas Divorce?

I have written on the topic of finances and divorce previously in more than one blog article. These topics have ranged from how much can someone expect to pay for their divorce to how to try and ...
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