Month

November 2014
Sadly, individuals sometimes experience a major setback when it comes to their employment. Sometimes, this setback takes the form of a pay cut or being moved to a job with a lower pay rate. Sometimes, this income drop is the outright loss of one’s job, through things such as layoffs. Employment setbacks can be particularly...
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When two people with significant assets are going through a divorce in Texas, the matter of property division can become extraordinarily complicated. Although the rules governing the division of marital property and separate property might appear straightforward, the actual implementation of these rules involves any number of variables. If one or both of the spouses...
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Traditionally, here in the U.S., the standard practice of child custody courts was to grant one parent sole custody rather than split custody between the two parents. There has been some shift away from this in recent times, but some argue that the shift has not yet gone far enough. They argue that 50-50 shared...
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Texas individuals may have heard about a high-profile divorce between oil tycoon Harold Hamm and his wife of 26 years. Sue Ann Hamm will receive a settlement of nearly $1 billion unless her appeal is successful. Legal scholars had predicted that the divorce would prove to be the most expensive in history, but the judge’s...
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There are many different ways that child custody can be allocated between two divorcing parents here in Texas. Sometimes, custody ends up being shared between the two parents. This type of child custody arrangement is commonly referred to as joint custody. Today, we will go over a couple of things to note when it comes...
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Although alimony, or maintenance as it is called in Texas, is difficult to obtain, it is allowable and ordered if the spouse requesting it meets certain statutory requirements. When family violence has not been involved, the marriage must have lasted at least 10 years in most cases. If family violence has been involved either in...
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Two major holidays are quickly approaching, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Major holiday seasons, like these two, can give rise to their own special concerns and considerations in a wide range of different contexts. They can even raise issues in the realm of family law. For many, one of the most important elements of the holidays are...
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Many times, even after a parent has obtained a court order as part of a divorce decree mandating that the non-custodial parent pay child support, the non-custodial parent fails to make the required payments. Some Texas parents are unaware of what they can do in order to enforce a previously issued child support order against...
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The process of dividing property in a high-net-worth divorce can be both complex and emotional. In addition to disputes over property and financial assets, it is possible to overlook assets such as retirement funds. Another potential complication in a high-net-worth divorce is the possibility that a spouse may try to hide assets. An attorney with...
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