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Prepare financially for your Texas divorce

Most people do not move towards a divorce eagerly. Begrudgingly, anxiously, nervously, angrily- insert whatever adverb you would like, most people are not all that excited to be legally ending their ...
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The effect of a death after your divorce in Texas

Different circumstances can arise if either you or your spouse were to pass away after your divorce has been finalized but the terms of that divorce decree : payments yet to be made to creditors, ...
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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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Completing the Divorce- Handling Retirement and Avoiding Last Minute Problems

A Qualified Domestic Relations Order ( QDRO ) is the key to your being able to turn a Divorce Decree which provides you the right to access a portion of your ex-spouse’s retirement benefits into ...
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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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Financial Decisions associated with Family Law Matters

Are you considering re-marrying after a recent divorce ? Or perhaps you are a single person who just found out that you are pregnant or your partner/significant other is pregnant? These are not only ...
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Post-divorce financial independence

Divorce is one of those steps in life that you may go through and will never stop to think about what life is actually going to be like after the divorce. So much time and energy goes into getting ...
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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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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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Retiring with security after a Divorce

If you are going through a divorce and have no children then your financial future should be at the top of any list of concerns that you have to go into the process. While there are assuredly ...
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Dividing a Pension in your divorce

If you or your spouse have worked for a company or more likely a public entity for an extended period of time it is likely that either of you has a pension that has been made available to you for ...
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Financial Issues to Consider in Divorce, Part Two

Seeking a divorce means more than just taking into consider what is next for you and your family from a relational standpoint. While raising children in two households and beginning to repair your own ...
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Considering a divorce? Think about these financial issues first

Deciding to file for divorce from your spouse is an incredibly difficult decision to make. You didn’t need to come to the website of a family law attorney to tell you that but what you may be ...
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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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Financial Advice during a Divorce

I’m sure that you’ve heard the statistic that half of the marriages in the United States today end in divorce. If you pop that statistic into Google you’ll find that there are ...
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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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Tips for your divorce from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan

If you are going through a divorce currently or are contemplating one I can assure you that one thing that you will not be lacking for it advice. Most of that advice will be unsolicited as well. Once ...
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Dividing real property in a Texas Divorce

If you are getting a divorce you should be prepared for knowing what to expect when it comes to dividing up your marital home. Not only will you and your spouse have to decide if either of you will ...
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Are your marital arguments an indicator of a future divorce?

If you are considering a divorce you most likely have a pretty unique set of reasons for wanting that divorce. Not that the reasons themselves are unique to you and your spouse, by any means. ...
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How to achieve a successful divorce from a financial perspective, Part Three

If you have been reading the Law Office of Bryan Fagan’s series of articles on how to achieve a successful divorce outcome the it is likely that you have either filed for divorce already or are ...
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How to achieve a successful divorce from a financial perspective, Part Two

There are so many considerations to make in regard to a divorce that it is easy to lose sight of what you are actually attempting to do when you begin on the journey. Take the dispassionate view that ...
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