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In what ways is a retirement plan divisible?

Once you have figured out what retirement plans are in place for you and your spouse, collected information from each and provided that to your attorney, you will need to know how a retirement plan ...
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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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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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Is Overtime Pay or Bonus Pay Considered for Texas Child Support?

Some of the most frequent question I get are in regard to child support such as: How much? Will I have to pay child support for over time? Can I quit my job or reduce my income to avoid paying higher ...
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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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Taxes and Divorce: How to avoid mistakes when filing during a divorce

I sat and thought for a few minutes prior to writing this blog post on what title to use. After careful deliberation I determined that there is no way to make the subjects of divorce and taxes any ...
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Which parent claims the children on their taxes after a Texas Divorce?

In the course of a divorce, just about any issue that you can conceive of will be discussed, negotiated, fought over and settled upon. The big ticket items that most people think of right off the bat ...
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Paternity Law Essentials for Texas Families

When a child is born in Texas and his or her parents are not married there the child will not have a legal father. Of course, the child has an actual father but that biological father must complete ...
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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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Husband Loves His Wife and Wants a Divorce in Texas "On Paper" for Strategic Financial Reasons?

This article addresses whether there are strategic financial reasons for getting a divorce in Harris and Montgomery County in Texas to take advantage of governmental benefits. Today I got a call from ...
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Who Gets to Claim the Children as a Tax Exemption on the Tax Return in Spring, Texas?

This is question that arises frequently during a divorce or paternity action is which parent will be allowed to claim children for tax purposes on their tax return. Referring to the Court Order or ...
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