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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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Considering whether to move out of the home after a divorce is filed? Read this blog first

The decision as to whether or not to move out of your marital home after your spouse has filed for divorce from you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce. Issues related ...
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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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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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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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Prenuptial agreements can be voided in Texas

If you’ve ever read the blogs on the website for the Law Office of Bryan Fagan then you know that prenuptial agreements are typically very strong in terms of their ability to hold up to scrutiny ...
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Deviating from the Guideline amounts for child support and Modifying a Child Support Order

We discussed yesterday the sort of circumstances that could lead a court to determine that the Guideline levels of support as set forth in the Texas Family Code are not appropriate. Indeed, if you are ...
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Purposefully reducing income, fluctuating pay and other child support components

If you are in a position where paying child support appears likely as a result of your Texas divorce or child custody case it could be that you would go to extreme lengths to “fudge” the ...
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Child Support in Focus: Retroactive Payments

In the event that you do not have a child support order from a Texas Family Law Court that has ordered the payment of child support from another person to you, it may be a question bouncing around in ...
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Split Custody- Is it right for you and your family?

One of the goals that many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have is to be able to see their child as much as the other parent once their family law case is done and over with. It ...
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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 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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What are the limitations of a premarital agreement in Texas?

A premarital agreement is a contract between you and your spouse that is signed off on before the two of you tie the knot. The most common reason why you may want to sign a prenuptial agreement before ...
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The effect of substance abuse on child custody determinations

Unfortunately, there are family law cases that involve one parent making allegations of substance abuse against the other parent. In some scenarios these allegations are just that- allegations- and no ...
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Texas Family Law Courts: How a court determines child custody in a divorce

By far the most frequent question that I field from potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan has to do with custody. Concerned parents come to talk to us all the time about how their ...
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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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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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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Void Marriage in Texas

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Texas void marriages. The answers are general in nature and are designed to help you better understand when a marriage is ...
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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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Texas Child Support: A word (or two) on Net Resources

With great regularity, people walk into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to speak to one of our attorneys about the subject of child support. This is a subject that is almost always an issue that is ...
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Reasons why Child Support in Texas may not follow the Statutory Guidelines

One size fits all is an approach that not only doesn’t work for blue jeans but also in the world of child support. The Texas Family Code has laid out its proscribed levels of child support that ...
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Child Support in Texas: What is the most you will have to pay and what are the exceptions to that rule?

Being worried about child support is normal if you are going through a child custody case or divorce. It’s normal if you’re the parent who is going to receive child support because odds ...
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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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Texas Emergency Custody Order Guide

My recommendation is that if you need to file for an emergency custody order is that you will need a family law attorney. However, if that is not an option for you and you must represent yourself at a ...
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