February 23, 2024 In Estate Planning, Family Law and Divorce

Getting a Legal Separation in Texas

Legal Separation in Texas   Legal separation is when two parties remain technically married but live separate lives financially.  In some community property states, like Washington State, legal separation is a common means for parties…

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February 22, 2024 In Estate Planning, Family Law and Divorce

How is a divorce case started?

In Texas, a divorce case is started by a spouse filing a Petition for Divorce (“Divorce Petition”).  Depending on the county, the cost of just filing a divorce petition can run from $350 to $400. …

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Do I really need to file an answer in a divorce case?

  Short answer: Yes, absolutely! Let’s assume you’ve just been served with divorce papers.  So you call your wife and you ask her why she filed for divorce.  In her answer, she tells you it’s…

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Understanding no-fault divorce in Texas

When you decided to marry your spouse, you probably planned for a life-long marriage. Even if you are heading for a divorce, you may not feel animosity toward your spouse. Fortunately, Texas law does not require…

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Tips for managing your budget during a divorce

Going through a divorce can cause serious money issues. Before the Texas court finalizes your case, you already begin the process of separating your finances from your soon-to-be-ex-spouse’s finances. This can create some uncomfortable money…

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How to adjust to life after divorce

Whether your marriage lasted a few years or more than a decade, divorce will likely be a challenging time in your life. Preparing for the emotional consequences of the end of a marriage can help…

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Estate planning tasks after a divorce

Divorce changes a lot of things about your life, but it also changes things about your death. Your former end-of-life documents no doubt included your spouse, so you will need to update your estate plans…

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What should you include in your estate plan beyond a last will?

Many people put off creating a last will repeatedly because they don’t want to spend time thinking about the end of their life. While it is natural to want to avoid such an unpleasant topic,…

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Can your spouse take your professional practice in a divorce?

For the average couple facing a divorce, the biggest concerns will be what happens with their children and how they split up their possessions. Many couples will focus their financial divorce concerns on major assets…

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