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Do you find yourself in a situation where you have separated from your spouse with no plans of reconciling? If so, then you may need to figure out how to get a divorce from him or her despite their living apart from you. Your spouse may not even be living in Texas anymore. He or she may have attempted to move in anticipation of finding new work or attempting to start life fresh in another location. While you may not have had any emotional problem with him or her doing so the fact is that their moving can present some…
As a family law attorney, one of the questions that I am frequently asked in regards to child support is how difficult is it for a parent to sue their co-parent for the past two child support. When it comes to child support there are two parts of the equation. The first part is being able to have child support ordered for you to receive. In the other part of that equation, there’s two be in a position where child support is received by you. This is where the trouble lies. The order that promises you child support is only…
Do you or your spouse work for the government, belong to a union, or are otherwise in line to receive a pension as a form of retirement income? Pensions were formerly the most common form of retirement income that a person would receive from their employer. Ask your parents or your grandparents about pensions and how common they were. I’m sure they will tell you that they or a family member received benefits of this sort. Pensions were a defined benefit: while it was not an account you could look to every day to verify the exact balance, you knew…
In and of itself, divorce is not a pleasant subject to discuss. Even if you believe that it is the right thing to do for you and your family, most people do not enjoy talking about getting a divorce. It is more or less a subject that we 10/2 discuss only when necessary and only in certain situations. Otherwise, divorces R some of the least enjoyable topics to discuss with anyone. Many people do what they can To make it through a divorce without even sharing essential pieces of information with their children and family members. This does not mean…
A divorce in Texas is not all about waiting until the end of your case for a trial. Rather, there are stages to divorce and points of progression that you can track like any other project that you engage in for work in school. The major difference, of course, is that your divorce case is a central component of your life and one that and will surely be and packed full beyond the day-to-day events of your case. Net divorce, there are two components to a case that can apply to you and your family: the property aspects and the…
In a divorce case, one of the most important yet under-discussed topics is that of dividing up retirement benefits between you and your spouse. Many people do not stop to consider the importance of retirement benefits because they may either not have a lot in the way of retirement benefits or you may be young enough where retirement is not something that you consider all that frequently. You may have a 401K or individual retirement account that you contribute to regularly but you do not actively think about saving for retirement all that much. Or, your retirement benefits may be…
Of the most important areas of a divorce case, matters regarding real estate and property are typically foremost among them for families like yours. If you own a home, rental property, vacation property, or any other type of real estate then understanding how this subject matter fits into your divorce is crucial. The reality of the situation is that many people, however, overlook the importance of real estate in the context of their divorce because they minimize its role in their life. One of the things that I observe in many divorce cases is that we tend to take our…
If you plan on representing yourself in a Texas family law case, you need to be aware of the consequences of your decision. Like anything else in life, deciding to move forward in a family law case without an attorney requires you to understand what is at stake in the case, what benefits can be derived from having an attorney, what benefits, if any, can be derived from not having an attorney and overall whether or not this is something that you should consider doing. Only then can you truly be in a position where you can make a well-informed…
Drafting a will can be one of the most important steps that you take in your adult life. It doesn’t matter who you are, what your income is, or how much you have in the way of assets. If you are a person over the age of 18 then you need a will. If nothing else, it provides you with a road map for how to assist your family in handling the logistical and financial matters of your life after you pass away. While it is not always easy to think about difficult subjects like this the reality is that…
The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have seen just about everything in our time practicing law on behalf of Southeast Texans. Every day we are confronted with situations and circumstances ranging from the rewarding to the stressful to the downright bizarre. Our attorneys jump headfirst into situations on behalf of our clients and don’t look back. We are fighters, and we are prepared to do what it takes, within the confines of the law, to represent our clients with diligence. With that said, some of the more interesting circumstances have to do with questions that we receive…