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Divorce is an emotionally charged word. It can signify a substantial change in the life you built for your family and yourself over multiple years. There are questions about what happens to your relationship, your finances, and your children. Another large question is, If you get a divorce, who gets the house? Predicting who gets the house in a divorce in Texas can be worrisome, but a Texas divorce attorney can help you make the best plan for the division of your marital assets. What Happens to the House During Divorce Proceedings? Few divorces move quickly unless agreements are…
Ending your marriage is a huge decision. After filing the paperwork, most people want the final decree entered as quickly as possible. There are two main types of divorce—contested and uncontested. A contested divorce takes longer as there are one or more issues that you cannot resolve, such as child custody. An uncontested divorce means you and your spouse agree on all matters and terms, and your divorce could be finalized sooner. So how long does an uncontested divorce take in Texas? Unfortunately, there’s a mandatory waiting period, even with an uncontested divorce. Uncontested Divorce in Texas—How Long Does It…
No marriage limit in Texas restricts how many times you can marry, only how many people you can be married to at any given time. Like other states, it is illegal to have more than one spouse.  There are a number of rules and limitations that apply to marriages in Texas. For example, in addition to ceremonial marriage, Texas is one of a handful of states that recognize common law marriage, which is also called informal marriage. If you have questions regarding your individual situation, it’s best to speak with a knowledgeable Texas family law attorney. Marrying Multiple People…
If you are at the point where you are asking, Is adultery illegal in Texas? you are likely already experiencing marital discontent. Though adultery is not illegal in Texas, it can impact divorce settlements. There are 21 states where adultery qualifies as a misdemeanor. Adultery is defined as voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with another person who is not the spouse. Adultery Laws in Texas According to Texas Family Code section 6.003, “The court may grant a divorce in favor of one spouse if the other spouse has committed adultery.” Texas is a community property state, which…
Many couples mutually decide, for their own reasons, never to marry. If you are one of those couples, you may be wondering whether you have any financial rights despite being unmarried. Admittedly, no one enters into a relationship thinking it will fail; however, an understanding of Texas cohabitation laws may save some financial and emotional turmoil if you and your partner end your relationship. Read on to learn how to protect your rights under Texas cohabitation law despite being unmarried. The Rights of Unmarried Couples Unmarried couples do not enjoy the same rights as married couples. Texas laws consider property…
When going through a divorce, at the forefront of most issues between parties is support. You may worry how long you must support your former spouse. Or you may wonder how long you will receive support payments from your ex. You may be surprised to learn that you and your ex-spouse are free to determine your own terms of support. However, contractual alimony in Texas presents some advantages and disadvantages to both parties. Speak with a family law attorney to determine whether contractual alimony may be an option for you in your divorce. What Is Contractual Alimony? Contractual alimony is…
When contemplating divorce, you may wonder how Texas laws may affect your property rights. Divorce represents a complex, life-changing event. Understandably, many feel overwhelmed by what they may lose. A qualified family law attorney focuses on protecting your rights as you navigate through a divorce. An attorney analyzes and determines what constitutes community property and separate property in your Texas divorce. What Is Separate Property and Community Property in Texas? Texas laws define property subject to divorce as either separate property or community property. The characterization of property subject to a divorce often proves to be a complex task. Separate…
After the emotional and financial turmoil caused by divorce, the last thing anyone needs is for their ex-spouse not to adhere to the court’s divorce decree. Even though Texas law requires both parties to comply with a divorce decree, decree violations still occur. In these situations, trust the help of an experienced family law attorney to prepare a motion to enforce your divorce decree form in Texas. Act quickly to protect your rights and put a stop to your ex-spouse’s conduct. What Is a Divorce Decree? A Texas divorce decree resolves all matters pending in the divorce, including child custody…
Getting a divorce is complicated under any circumstances. However, getting a divorce in Texas with kids can be extra stressful. Not only are you feeling complex emotions about your relationship and worried about finances, but you want to make sure that you do what is best for your children. Here, we will discuss some of the things you need to know when getting a divorce in Texas with children. How Do I File for Divorce If I Have Kids? If you are googling, “how to file for divorce in Texas with children,” there are a few things that you should…
There are many reasons why you might want a quick divorce in Texas. Maybe living with your spouse has become intolerable due to constant arguing. You may want the process to be as quick as possible for the sake of your children. Whatever the reason, your ability to get a fast divorce in Texas depends on your situation. How Fast Can I Get a Divorce in Texas? While there are some limits, it is possible to get a fast divorce. Texas law usually requires that a filing spouse wait sixty days from the date they filed their original petition…