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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: Defenses to Child Support Enforcement Suits

If you find yourself in a position where you have been unable to pay the child support you have been ordered to pay there are defenses that you can offer in an enforcement hearing. The fact of 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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Abandonment as grounds for divorce in Texas

The majority of divorces that occur in Texas each year are what is known as “ No Fault ” Divorces. This means that the parties simply could no longer get along in the marriage and say no ...
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Summertime Divorce in Texas

The heat in Texas definitely has an effect on how we behave? Don’t believe me? Consider how the summertime, specifically the second half of summer, is a peak time during the year for divorces. ...
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Spousal Support and Children in a Texas Divorce

Spousal support or maintenance as it is sometimes referred to as is when one spouse supports another spouse financially after a divorce has occurred. If you are able to prove to a court that you have ...
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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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Postnuptial agreements in Texas Family Law

Earlier this week the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan posted a blog that related to premarital agreements that covered what they were and how they can impact a marriage. Today we will ...
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What to expect during your initial consultation

What happens during an initial consultation? When you first meet with an attorney in our office, we will obtain a history and facts about you, your spouse, and your family. The divorce attorney will ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Spousal Maintenance Essential Knowledge

Spousal maintenance is a payment of money from one spouse to another. This payment is intended to assist the receiving spouse in being able to meet his or her minimal, basic needs. A judge can order ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: Dividing Property in a Divorce

Texas is, as any family law attorney will tell you, a community property state. This means that there is a legal presumption in our State that if all property that is acquired by you and your spouse ...
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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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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Four

Thank you for coming back to the blog for the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to read more about Enforcement actions in family law court. Today’s post will discuss how to defend yourself against an ...
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Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law, Part Two

If you missed part one in the series of blog posts from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan on Enforcement suits in Texas family law then I suggest you scroll up to yesterday’s post and read over our ...
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Spousal Maintenance in Texas

Unless children are involved in a divorce, the number one concern of parties is typically money. Who’s getting more of it and what can be done to limit their spouse from getting any more than ...
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The potential impact of social media on your Texas divorce or child custody case

It used to be that the first thing a person would do to find out what’s going on in the world was to pick up the newspaper from their town and get to reading. All of the previous day’s ...
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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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Spousal Maintenance: What it is and what that can mean to your Texas divorce

Spousal maintenance represents money that is paid from one spouse to the other to help support him or her after a divorce. These payments are temporary though in most cases unless otherwise agreed to. ...
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How to negotiate a divorce settlement with taxes in mind

When the chips are down and you are in the middle of an intense mediation session attempting to negotiate final orders it is likely that there will be a moment where you think to yourself- “I ...
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Modification of Spousal Maintenance in Texas

In many marriages, one spouse goes out into the world and works to earn a living for their family and themselves. The other spouse often times remains in the home and provides economic value through ...
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Texas Child Support Basics

In order to determine your potential responsibility for child support it’s necessary to first figure out how child support is actually calculated. The state of Texas calculates current child ...
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Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce: Truths and Untruths

If you are contemplating a divorce or are being forced to contemplate a divorce because your spouse has already taken the liberty of filing one, your financial well being is probably high atop your ...
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Spousal Maintenance for a Disabled Spouse in Texas

If you have a disability it is understandable that a lot of your life is spent thinking about and planning for the future. It’s probably fair to say that you also spent a lot more time thinking ...
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Spousal Maintenance in Texas: Maximum payable amounts and length of commitments to pay

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are concluding their three part series on spousal maintenance by writing about the limits of support payments and some advice on proceeding in a ...
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Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce: Court Ordered Maintenance

Spousal maintenance, commonly referred to as spousal support, is an important topic of which many potential new clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan frequently ask questions about. With that in ...
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