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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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Retirement Benefits and Divorce, Concluding Thoughts

As long as we’re talking about one unpleasant subject, namely divorce, we may as well talk about another, namely death. A good question to ask yourself is what happens to your share of the ...
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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division, Part Two

Learn about social security benefits and their effect on your divorce Attorneys are great at courtroom advocacy and knowing the ins and outs of the law. That much should be a baseline for what your ...
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Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) and your Divorce: Taxes and General Information

If you are in the beginning stages of your divorce it’s likely that you have numerous questions about how your case is going to proceed. How much is it going to cost you in attorney’s ...
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Social Security division in a Divorce

Most working people in our country are aware that as part of the taxes taken out of your pay, part goes towards social security taxes. What fewer people realize is that the amount of money we stand to ...
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The division of military benefits in a Texas Divorce, Part Two

In yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we introduced the topic of retirement accounts and how the funds within them are divided in a divorce. Today we will continue that ...
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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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Stress Related to Combat and its effect on a military member's ability to parent their children

It is no secret that as a military member you are exposed to stressful situations. These are not always the sort of deadline driven, people induce stresses that we as civilians encounter in our jobs, ...
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Debt division in a Texas divorce

Even if you don’t know much about getting a divorce in Texas it is likely that you have heard that Texas is a community property state. You may not know exactly what this means or how it could ...
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Parenting Coordination- What is it and how it can affect my family?

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation is defined in the Texas Family Code as: “An impartial third party appointed by the court, or by mutual mediated agreement, to assist parents in resolving ...
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How your children can succeed in school after a divorce, Part Two

Parents like yourself can feel overburdened and stressed out in even the best family situations. If you add a heated divorce case to the mix of school, extracurricular activities, social obligations ...
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How can your children succeed in school after a divorce?

There is no way to avoid running into the realization that a divorce is difficult, especially for children. If you and your spouse attempting to work out the issues that were dividing you in marriage ...
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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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Family Law Cases where a party is mentally incompetent

If you have been through a divorce or child custody case involving your child’s other parent you may have stopped to ask yourself at various points in the case whether the opposing party has ...
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How should you and your spouse divide up parental rights in a divorce?

By the time you have decided to file for divorce from your spouse, you will have hopefully thought long and hard about some goals that you would like to accomplish during the process. Divorce is not ...
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How to parent your children during a Texas divorce

When you make a decision to move forward with a divorce it means that not only are making a decision for yourself and your spouse, but also for your children. In circumstances where your marriage has ...
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Obtaining a divorce from a spouse in prison

Normally if you want to get a divorce in Texas you follow the procedures in filing and obtaining a divorce that everybody else does. Sure, your divorce will have components and circumstances that make ...
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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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What to do When Your Child Does Not Want to Visit the Other Parent

You spent a long time in mediation negotiating and getting your custody order worked out so that both you and your ex were satisfied with it. Or maybe you fought a long custody battle that ended in a ...
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Is a Common Law Marriage Just as Good as a Ceremonial Marriage?

Recently, I had a consult involving an informal marriage or common law marriage. The wife was concerned about what rights she had. Her story involved verbal abuse, physical abuse, and an altercation ...
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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: 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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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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How you can be reimbursed for past purchases during your Texas Divorce

Part of any divorce in Texas is figuring out how to characterize the property owned by the two spouses. If you are considering a divorce or have just been served with a petition by divorce filed by ...
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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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