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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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Texas Divorce Overview: Dividing Community Property and Debts

Community property is defined in the Texas Family Code as any property that is acquired by either or both spouses during marriage by any means other than gift or inheritance. This is obviously a ...
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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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The effect of a divorce on an LLC, Part Two

A subject that, in my opinion, that is becoming increasingly relevant is the status of a business after a divorce. Specifically, we have been discussing a Limited Liability Company (LLC) as a specific ...
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Can you negotiate child support during mediation?

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are huge proponents of mediation. For those of you reading this blog who don’t know what mediation is, it is a process where you, your opposing ...
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How to handle a cheating spouse in Texas

One of the most difficult and challenging aspects of a family law case is that they are, above all else, personal matters. This means that not only will you become engaged financially, relationally ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Adoption and Modification Cases

For an adoption to take place the parental rights of either the child’s mother or father must first be terminated by a court. A petition for adoption would be filed in the court with ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 245TH Judicial District Local Rules

As a Houston, Texas divorce and family law attorney I have had the opportunity to help service members through divorce and family law cases. In order to do this, it is important to not only be aware ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Mediation and Divorce Essentials

If you’re just joining us for our discussion on Texas family law courts, I would recommend going back to yesterday’s blog post and reading through some of the basic information that we ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: What to Expect

If you are considering whether or not to file a child custody or divorce case in Texas you probably have some questions about what going to court is actually like. You may have never filed a lawsuit, ...
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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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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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Helping your child cope with your divorce

You don’t need to read a blog post to know that your divorce is going to be difficult on your child. Children thrive on stability and consistency in all facets of their lives and when those ...
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Dividing community property in mediation: What can be done to settle your divorce in Texas

Generally speaking income earned and property/debt acquired during the course of your marriage is considered to be community property for Texas residents. Property and income is presumed to be ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces: Part Three

In an effort to address many of the frequently asked questions that people just like you have asked me in divorce consultations, the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is producing blog posts that are intended ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces

One of the benefits of working as an attorney at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan is that I have the opportunity to frequently meet with potential clients in consultations. We offer people like you that ...
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The community estate in a Texas Divorce: Where is all of our stuff going?

The part of a divorce that proves to be the most difficult time and time again (other than issues relating to children) is what ultimately happens with your community estate. The community estate that ...
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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce, Part Two

In the first part of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Spousal Maintenance in Texas divorces, we discussed court ordered spousal maintenance and the situations that ...
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When does the extended family of a child have standing to sue for custody in Texas?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan recently had cause to celebrate a huge victory for long-time clients of ours. These clients are grandparents who live in North Texas but whose grandchildren reside here ...
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What is a Right of First Refusal?

If you are a parent who is going through a divorce then it’s likely that you’ve thought that you would like to do as much as you can to co-parent with your soon to be ex spouse once your ...
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Who decides how your community property is split during a Texas divorce?

If you and your spouse were to take all the community property that you own and put it towards the center of an imaginary (and huge) table during your divorce, the next question that would need to be ...
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Mediation: A time and money saver for your Texas Divorce

From the time that I began practicing family law most clients and potential clients that I have had the opportunity to work with have had the belief that a judge will decide their divorce case. It ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Two

If you have not already done so, please feel free to read yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan where we began our discussion of medical and child support in Texas. This ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas

If you are a parent who is anticipating a divorce in your and your spouse’s futures, then you are almost undoubtedly aware that child support is going to come into play. Either you will be on ...
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