Recent Posts in Original Petition for Divorce Category

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The Dirty Divorce Trick of The Trial Separation

Although this trick got its own blog in many ways, it is a continuation of a previous blog regarding “ Getting Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home.” I have seen many spouses use the hope ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding 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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Filing for Divorce in Texas

If you are considering filing for divorce, it’s a given that you will have questions: How do I file for divorce? Should I file first, or wait for my spouse to serve papers? Do I need my ...
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Grounds for Divorce in Texas

When you file divorce paperwork in Texas, the key document that you will complete is called the “Original Petition for Divorce.” In it, you will list biographical information about your ...
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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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Texas Family Law Courts: Beginning the Divorce Process

In Part Three of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Family Law Courts in Texas, we discussed the basic and essential knowledge that you should have prior to beginning a ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Divorce essentials

Today will be our third installment in the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series of blog posts on Family Law Court - what to expect from a case and how to best prepare for those situations and ...
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How to Begin Your Texas Divorce

What do I need to do to before I begin divorcing my spouse? How do I protect: My children? My privacy? My assets? What first steps should I take in my Texas divorce ? In the early stages of your ...
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Valentine's Day, Divorce and the relationship between the two

There is no more romantic day of the year than Valentine’s Day. Whether we like it or not February 14 th has become synonymous with love, affection, greeting cards and chocolates. If you are ...
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What happens when you are served with Divorce papers in Texas?

Whether it comes as a surprise to you or not, receiving divorce papers from a process server or law enforcement officer can be one of the more unnerving experiences of your life. The process begins ...
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Answering Frequently Asked Questions about Texas Divorces: Part Two

In Part One of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan ’s series on Frequently Asked Questions about Texas divorces, we discussed how much your divorce could cost and the factors that contribute to the ...
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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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Mistakes to Avoid at the Outset of your Texas Divorce, Part Two

In part one of this series of blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I discussed some tips to help avoid making common mistakes at the beginning of your divorce case. I would certainly advise ...
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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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Attending the Prove Up hearing for your Divorce

If you are anything like most people contemplating a divorce then you probably have had many people tell you that a divorce is going to be the longest, most difficult and most stressful event of your ...
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Serving a lawsuit on a person who lives in Mexico

It happens with some regularity that a client of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will need to serve a spouse or other person who does not live in the United States. By far the most common country that ...
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Where do you file a divorce in Texas and what are the steps after filing?

A divorce is like many things that we want to achieve in our lives. We know where we currently are and we know what the goal is. The part we are often unsure of is how to actually get there. When you ...
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What sets a Texas Family Law case apart from other civil cases?

For those of you who are not experienced with legal cases you may be wondering what sets family law cases apart from other areas of law. Having worked with clients across Southeast Texas in courts ...
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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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How to Divorce Your Spouse in Texas When Their Whereabouts are Unknown

Attempting to locate your spouse in order to divorce them wouldn’t at first thought seem to be that difficult but for some clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan this is exactly what has had ...
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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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How to Get a Free or Nearly Free Divorce in Texas?

I have previously mentioned how much a divorce costs, how to keep the costs of a divorce down, where to get the money to pay for a divorce, and even online divorce. However, I have never previously ...
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What are the Steps of a Contested Texas Divorce, and How can I Prepare for Them?

Unless you and your spouse have resolved all issues in a divorce, your divorce will more than likely be considered "contested". This doesn't mean that there is going to be a full-on ...
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I Want a Texas Divorce but My Husband Doesn't: What can I do?

Recently I have had more than one client hire me who wanted a divorce but their husband did not. The conversations kind of went a little like this this: “Hi, Bryan. I want a divorce but my ...
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