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The Dirty Divorce Trick of The Do it Yourself Divorce

Doing your own divorce is a very difficult task. I have heard it compared to trying to perform surgery in the dark. Another comparison I like is that it may be possible to do your own brain surgery, ...
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The Dirty Divorce Trick of Forget What the Papers Say, I’ll Do This or That

There are various manifestations of this dirty trick that I have seen where a spouse has asked the other spouse to ignore the language of the divorce decree and sign the papers. In today’s blog, ...
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The Dirty Trick of Stripping the House During a Texas Divorce

This blog is a continuation of a previous blog regarding damaging, destroying, or selling marital assets. Some spouses move everything out of the house before they file for divorce. Alternatively, if ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using the Same Divorce Lawyer

One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear is, “Can my spouse and I use the same attorney for our uncontested divorce ?” The answer is no. Whether your divorce is contested or ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Common Law Marriage

In Texas, many people are aware that Texas recognizes common-law marriage. However, not everyone I meet with is aware of what it takes to meet the Texas statutory requirements of being common law ...
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The Dirty Trick of the Unenforceable Visitation Order

The unenforceable visitation order combines elements of both the “ amicable divorce trick ” and “ using the children as weapons trick.” The success of this trick is largely a ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Service of Process

It is required under the Texas Family Code that a spouse be notified when a family law case has been opened. This means they must be informed that you the Petitioner have asked the Court to do ...
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Frequently Asked Questions How Long Does It Take and Other Court Dates?

What Do I Do If I Am Served with Divorce Paperwork? Be aware of the due date for your response. Once you are served with the lawsuit (the divorce papers ) you have very little time to respond. Under ...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Texas

If you are looking for a low conflict way of getting divorced, negotiating child custody, or sorting out other family law matters, Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR ) could be for you. ADR refers ...
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Texas Contested Divorce

If you have recently decided to divorce, you may find that you are unable to agree with your spouse on important issues such as child support, alimony, and division of assets/liabilities. This may ...
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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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Texas Divorce Attorney Explains Starting the TX Divorce Process

Making the decision to start the divorce process can be extremely unsettling. For most people, just contemplating the various life changes that can result from a divorce is overwhelming. In addition ...
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Getting Uncontested Texas Divorce

An uncontested divorce in Texas is a no-fault divorce and allows a lower conflict way of getting divorced for you and your spouse. Is an uncontested divorce right for you? If you are one of the ...
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Community Property Law in Texas

When spouses divorce in Texas the laws regarding community property come into effect. For the most part the laws are easy to follow despite what friends and family members who have gone through a ...
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Methods for Valuing a Business in a Texas divorce

Let’s get one thing established at the outset of today’s blog post. Some of the subject matter that we will be discussing today is not easy to understand and is not the most thrilling ...
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Valuing a business in a Texas divorce, Part Two

Divorces are hard. Divorces with businesses are harder. Valuing a business that is owned by you and/or your spouse can be just as hard. In this series of blog posts from the attorneys with the Law ...
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Valuing a business in a Texas Divorce

If you or your spouse own a business and are now contemplating or beginning a divorce then today’s blog post has been written with your family in mind. It is a challenge to determine the fair ...
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The effect of divorce on your credit

Today’s blog will feature you as the main character in a hypothetical divorce that you may (or may not) be going through. The purpose of trying to teach you all something through a story is that ...
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Credit Accounts and their effect on your divorce

Most people going through a divorce in Texas know that the laws our of state regarding community property will play a role in their case. If you can count yourself among those that possess this ...
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How to protect your finances during divorce

The emotional difficulties associated with a divorce are fairly well known. If you have a family member or friend who has been through a divorce it’s likely that he or she has spoken to you ...
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Marriage, Finances and Preparing for Unforeseen Events

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling in the landmark case, Obergerfell vs. Hodges, which provided equal protection for same-sex marriage in our country. As a result, ...
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Social Security Retirement Benefits and Divorce

If you are divorced but were married to your spouse for ten or more years you are potentially eligible for spousal benefits through Social Security. However, there is more to this eligibility than ...
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Financial Decisions that surround family law cases

A divorce can have a dramatic impact on your life. This may feel like the understatement of the century if you are going through a divorce right now, but for those who are in the contemplation stage a ...
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How to change your name in Texas

Many people (women, mostly) will change their legal name after their divorce has been finalized. It is simple to do so in the divorce as long as the name you are asking yours to be changed to has been ...
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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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