Property Division
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Shelter-in-place mandates have brought some couples joyfully together, while all of this forced togetherness has put other marriages to the test. Our lives will get back to normal—albeit a NEW normal—one day, but can your marriage survive? While we encourage couples to take proactive steps to solidify their marriages during these trying times, COVID-19 may...
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It all seems so simple. You want to name a medical power of attorney, and a quick Google search provides everything you need. Or does it? All you need to do is print out a form, fill it out and sign it. The same goes for a durable power of attorney and wills. Right? Not...
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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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White Picket Fences
For many couples, the family home accounts for a sizeable portion of their marital estate. Should you decide to divorce in Texas, what happens to the marital residence? Who gets to keep it? Do you have to sell it? It depends on several factors, and sometimes it gets complicated. The matter of community property vs....
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Prescription Pills
Alcohol and drug abuse are two of the most common reasons people get divorced. Even worse, along with substance abuse often comes infidelity, gambling problems, child neglect and physical and emotional abuse. While dealing with one or more of these issues, there’s one thing that many people fail to keep an eye on—their money—and that...
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The Internet is bursting with information, and you’ll find plenty of how-to articles and videos on just about any topic—including divorce. Some people even turn to online divorce websites because they don’t want to pay thousands of dollars for a divorce attorney. What they don’t realize—and some of our clients have found out—is that going...
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Empty pockets
If you’re going through a divorce, it’s essential to be proactive about keeping your finances in check, because if you don’t, there will be consequences. Unfortunately, many people end up with a smaller divorce settlement than expected because they either lived beyond their means or spent community funds on themselves that had to be reconciled...
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Bezos Amazon Divorce
When Amazon’s Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos announced their intent to divorce in January of 2019, few expected the couple would agree to a divorce settlement only three months later. Unlike other high-profile, affluent divorces, the Bezos split seemed quite amicable, even though it appears that Jeff ended up with a larger share of the couple’s...
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Downside of hiring mediator
You and your spouse have decided to divorce and want to save on legal fees. We don’t blame you! But we do want to warn you about one option you may think will cost you less: Hiring a mediator to represent both of you during a divorce in Texas. Why? We’ve seen too many cases...
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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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