When Should You Start Planning Your Divorce?

In some cases, the end of a marriage can come as an unwelcome surprise. In others, both parties see it coming in advance, and it may bring more relief than grief. If you see divorce coming, you should consider taking a few important actions before f...

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What is a QDRO and Why Do You Need One When Getting Divorced?

401(k)s, IRAs, and pensions are often among the most valuable assets a person has, so these assets naturally play a key role when the time comes to divide property in a divorce. If your divorce settlement or court order involves splitting the money ...

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Avoid These Financial Mistakes During Divorce

The stress that comes with divorce can lead people to make poor financial decisions. Some questionable financial decisions are made with the intent to keep money out of a soon-to-be ex’s hands. Other money mistakes are made because of emotion, dis...

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What To Expect During The Discovery Phase of Divorce

In most Texas divorces, both spouses agree to the break-up as well as how property should be divided, what the child custody arrangements should be, and how all other issues should be resolved. This is known as an uncontested divorce. But not every m...

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Will I Get Alimony In My Texas Divorce?

Divorce often leaves one spouse in a stronger financial position than the other. When this happens, the spouse who ends up with fewer financial resources may be entitled to receive alimony (referred to as "spousal maintenance" in Texas).Spousal m...

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How Does Division of Property Work in Common Law Marriage?

Texas is one of only eight states, as of 2022, that have legislation allowing the formation of common law marriages. Sometimes called “marriage without formalities” or “informal marriage,” common law marriages are therefore legal in our stat...

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Appealing a Divorce: What to Do If You’re Unhappy With the Outcome of Your Divorce

Not everyone feels satisfied with the outcome of their divorce. Sometimes, in the course of a divorce, things happen that seem unfair or downright wrong. It can seem like you weren’t heard or that key factors were ignored by attorneys and the cour...

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