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The financial effects of a divorce will not only be felt during the process but can have lasting effects after the divorce was finalized. In a marriage where there is a great difference in the parties earning powers, it can leave the party with the least earning power wondering how they will survive financially after a divorce. However, there are a few ways a party can gain financial relief, but they must be granted by the Court. The state of Texas recognizes community property in the Texas Family Code, and it is defined as any property that is acquired by…
Ultimately what you are attempting to figure out in regard to your divorce case is what is in your best interests and what is in the best interests of your child. As a father, you may not have been at home with your kids as much as your wife has, but you still wanted to do what was best for them. Your work ethic and the resources that you have provided to your children is a testament to this. Now that you are going through a divorce it is necessary for you to ask tough questions about the future of…
Undoubtedly, one of the unique relationships that you can have with a person is with your attorney. The fact is that the circumstances of your developing a relationship with this person probably cannot be replicated in any other area of your life. You are going from strangers to sharing secret deals with this person on an ongoing basis. For that, there needs to be a great degree of trust between you and your attorney and a willingness to share information with them that you probably would not want to with any other person on the planet. Again, I think…
Getting a divorce is difficult enough as it is without having concerns about being able to afford to live on your own after a divorce. If you are a stay-at-home parent, golden years divorcer, or just a person who is concerned about making sure that they can make ends meet after a divorce then today’s blog post is for you. I would like to share with you my thoughts on alimony in Texas. The reality of the situation is that it is possible to put yourself in a position that is advantageous for you in terms of your income. Whether…
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…