MAXIMIZING IRS GAIN EXCLUSION RULES AFTER DIVORCE

When considering a divorce, many couples focus solely on the losses that are expected. Both parties will have to adjust to life without each other’s financial or emotional support, and the expense of setting up two separate households can be difficult to manage. However, when it comes to the tax ramifications of a divorce, there are methods that Texas couples can employ to save money on the eventual sale of their family home.

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FORT WORTH FAMILY JUDGE SAYS GOODBYE

No one denies that divorce can be a very emotional process. Even where couples know that they willbe happier apart, it is still a big change in life that can be difficult. This is why not only a knowledgable attorney but a fair and attentive attorney can significantly help throughout the process — and it is rewarding to them to ensure that their client’s interests are protected and to know that they have helped.

That rewarding feeling is exactly what kept one Fort Worth judge loving his job. He said that it was considered a rare day when he felt like he didn’t want to go to work. “It’s been the best job I could imagine,” said District Judge Randy Catterton as he talked about his decision to retire.

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EX-WIFE OF WRONGLY ACCUSED TEXAS MAN SEEKS CHILD SUPPORT

A bizarre case may change the way state law is enacted in cases of child support. A Texas man wrongly accused of rape has been awarded compensation from the state, and his ex-wife has taken to a courtroom to recover what she believes is her rightful piece of that payout. She is suing for child support for the former couple’s progeny.

The man in question served twenty-four years of a life sentence for a series of rapes for which he was convicted in the late 1980s. He was later exonerated by additional evidence, but sued against Texas legislature for compensation. He was eventually awarded $6 million, though a portion of that was eaten up by additional legal difficulties.

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CHILD CUSTODY DECISION MADE MORE COMPLEX BY INTERNATIONAL BORDER

Child custody cases are often complicated and sometimes frustrating to all the parties involved. When international borders are crossed, however, a child custody case becomes even more complex. States like Texas that have international borders have had to find a way to address issues that arise when American born children are separated from parents who have been deported.

One such couple had been living in the United States for more than a decade. A run-in with the law over a shoplifting charge ended with them being deported. The children were placed with their paternal grandmother who also lives in the United States. Since that time, the couple has been petitioning the United States courts to allow their children to cross the border into Mexico and live with them there. They have found working through both the United States and Mexican child welfare departments of Children Services to be a complicated and frustrating process.

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ALAMO DIVORCE CASE ILLUSTRATES DANGERS OF TECHNOLOGY

The Executive Administrator of the Alamo recently filed for divorce from her husband after she admitted to sending explicit pictures and messages to another man using a phone intended for official Alamo business.

Larry Navarro, the husband of Melinda Navarro, allegedly discovered the explicit photos on his wife’s phone late last year. Upon discovery, he forwarded the photos to many of Melinda’s contacts, including her coworkers at the Alamo. Although Melinda Navarro, a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, denies having an affair, her husband is seeking to examine her personal computers and to compel testimony from the man who received the messages from his wife.

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