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Texas Family Law

Differences Between Custody and Visitation in Texas

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Custody vs Visitation in Texas If you’re facing the prospect of a Texas divorce and have children, you’ll likely be more concerned about the children than anyone or anything else. You’ll want to help them transition into the new life with the least amount of friction. You’ll also want to stay close to them as […]

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Commingled Property in Texas: What Is It & How Can It Impact Your Divorce?

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“Commingled property” is a commonly misunderstood term you may come across during a Texas divorce. While most couples are reasonably aware of what community property and separate property are, few truly understand the repercussions when these two intermix. This can often be the source of disagreement as to how property should be divided and potentially […]

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Discovery in Divorce Cases in Texas

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When it comes to your divorce, it is always helpful to have a basic understanding of the process. One aspect of the divorce process you should be aware of is discovery. Procedural rules ask each party to share all information that is relevant to the case with the other party. This process is called “discovery”. […]

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The Meaning of Community Property in Texas Divorce

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Because Texas is a community property state, it means that Texas divorce proceedings in property division are somewhat different from those of other states in the country. Generally, when it comes to the usual divorce proceedings, property is divided into three categories—your separate property, your spouse’s separate property, and community property. Spouses keep their separate […]

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How Do You Qualify for Alimony?

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When you go through a divorce, one of the first things your friends may ask you is whether or not you are getting alimony. This does not happen in every case, and some relationships may not require it. If you are going through a divorce and request alimony, the judge will review the information to […]

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Financial Concerns in a Texas Grey Divorce

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Most people assume that divorce typically involves middle-aged couples. It is high time to give people a more varied and different picture of a divorce, particularly grey divorce. Couples who are over the age of fifty-five (55) are people whose divorce is called a “grey” or “golden” years divorce. People in this stage of life […]

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Avoiding Mistakes When Dividing 401(k) Assets In A Texas Divorce

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While going through a divorce, you hear a lot about alimony, child custody, and assets and property division, but hear little about 401(k) division. If you were not going through a divorce, you most likely would have left it to your financial advisor, a quarterly review, and a couple of statements indicating how your 401(k) […]

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Transferring Home Ownership After A Divorce

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As with other properties, you must execute documents in a way that reflects the transfer of the legal title of the marital home. Failure to do so on your part can lead to a huge inconvenience, especially during times when you might be looking to sell a property. To avoid such mistakes, it is highly […]

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Is Separation Recognized in Texas?

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Unlike most states, the state of Texas does not recognize legal separation. This means that in Texas, when you are officially married, you remain so until the court system finalizes your divorce decree. This fact plays a major role in property division. In Texas, most property acquired by either spouse during marriage is considered community […]

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Annulment in Texas: Does My Marriage Qualify For One?

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A divorce seeks to terminate a valid or legal marriage. Annulment, on the other hand, seeks to invalidate a marriage. An annulment granted by the court or judge means the marriage never legally existed. There are several ways or grounds for a person to seek and obtain an annulment in Texas: An annulment may be […]

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