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Retirement Savings
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While military divorces bear many similarities to civilian divorces, federal regulations regarding military retirement benefits can complicate matters. Duration of marriage during military service, proper documentation and capabilities of legal counsel all play integral roles in the outcome of military divorce settlements in Texas. ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY: In honor of your service, the Sisemore Law...
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Texas is a community property state, which means all assets acquired by a couple during a marriage are subject to fair and equitable division upon divorce. In order to divide retirement accounts (IRAs, 401ks, 403bs, etc.), you need a properly executed qualified domestic relations order (QDRO). The trouble is that’s it’s pretty easy to screw...
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Do I need a lawyer to get a divorce
One of the top concerns people have regarding divorce is, “How much is it going to cost me?” We’ve all heard horror stories of divorces costing upwards of $20,000, 30,000 or more, which leads many people to look for low-cost options, like online divorces or tackling the divorce themselves, sans attorney. Unfortunately, going the cheaper...
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Texas residents who have been through a divorce are often unaware that they may be entitled to social security benefit based on the employment record of their former spouse. A lack of understanding surrounding this issue leaves many individuals facing retirement with far less financial stability than they deserve. In addition, individuals who are considering...
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