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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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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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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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Proceeding into Divorce aware of risks regarding retirement division

When you decide to file for divorce and select an attorney to help guide you through the process and advocate for your rights along the way the most powerful tool you have at your disposal is 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

If you are a person who either serves our country in the military or are married to a spouse who does, enough cannot be said about your family’s sacrifices in order allow your fellow citizens ...
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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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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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Military Divorces: Essential knowledge for Texas residents

The rigors of military life are well known. Enlisting in the armed services on behalf of your country is one of the most selfless and courageous decisions a person can make. Deciding to put the lives ...
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How to properly calculate child support in Texas

Child support is one of the most asked about topics both by current clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan as well as prospective clients of our office. This is understandable as all parents are ...
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Divorce when economic times are tough

The number one cause of divorces in the United States has to do with money problems and arguments/disagreements about money. If you and your spouse are not on the same page about money it could spell ...
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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 rebuild your financial health after a divorce

A large concern that people have while they are going through a divorce is their credit score. Borrowing money and then repaying that money on time is crucial to maintaining a good credit score and ...
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How important is having an attorney for your divorce in Texas?

Many people file for divorce in Texas without the assistance of an attorney. The internet is an amazing thing- if you search long enough you can find all the necessary documents online that ...
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Unique considerations to make for Over-Fifty Divorces

From my experience as an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, I can say that the age range of clients we have that are getting divorces is pretty staggering. I have worked with a client who ...
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How to handle a high net-worth divorce in Texas

Divorce is a complicated and difficult process no matter what kind of case yours is. Many people have somewhat “typical” divorces that involve a husband and wife who each work and earn an ...
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Splitting retirement accounts in a Texas Divorce

If you’re considering a divorce from your spouse or have just begun the process then the end of your divorce may seem like a distant dream. While it’s true that a divorce doesn’t ...
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Be Careful What Forms You Use or Sign in a Texas Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. What many potential ...
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Divorce in Texas: How to separate from your spouse with your sanity and wallet intact

Every once in a while potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will walk into our office with questions about a divorce. These folks will begin talking about their situation when they will ...
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The United States Supreme Court Answers a Question about Military Retirement Benefits

In May 2017, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled upon an issue that has to do with how military retirement is decided in a military divorce. The case is called Howell v. Howell and in its ...
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