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Do I Need a Divorce to End a Common Law Marriage?

Technically speaking, yes, you need a divorce to dissolve a common law marriage in Texas. However, the application of this requirement isn’t always so cut-and-dried in practice. Under Texas law, a common law or “informal” marriage is legally equivalent to a “formal” marriage created by a traditional ceremony and marriage license. This means that formally […]


What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

In Texas family law, the difference between a divorce and an annulment is a matter of the legal validity of the marriage. A divorce brings about an end to a valid marriage in the eyes of the law. An annulment, on the other hand, constitutes a legal invalidation of a marriage, treating it as though […]


Should I Keep the Same Financial Planner in a Divorce? 

When you are going through a divorce, you need a lot of support from the people close to you. Family members, friends, and co-workers all want to be there for you and discuss the details of your situation. While keeping in close contact with the people around you can help your mental health, what about […]


How to Protect Your Kids’ Inheritance in a Divorce

An inheritance is what your children might receive from someone after they pass away. It is a collection of their assets that can include cash, property, Investments, or items like jewelry and furniture. How an inheritance is divided will be based on whether or not there was a will created that defines the assets to […]


Will I Have to Take on My Ex’s Debt?

There is no “one size fits all” solution to dividing marital debts and assets in a divorce. However, it’s important to note that you may hurt your credit score or risk bankruptcy if you take on debt you cannot afford on your single income. Texas is a community property state. This means that the court […]


How Can Social Media Be Used Against Me in a Divorce?

You might think your social media accounts are off-limits when you’re preparing to divorce your spouse. However, certain digital evidence is admissible during divorce proceedings. If you share every aspect of your life on platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, your posts could come back to haunt you. Social media has become increasingly popular […]


How Is Property Division Determined in Texas?

If you’re preparing for a divorce, you probably have questions about the process and how to divide your assets with your spouse. Texas is a community property state. That means both parties equally own any property acquired during the marriage, with some exceptions. The courts typically divide property in a way they deem right and just. That […]


How Are 401(k)s Divided in Divorce?

Preparing for a divorce is often a challenge. Even if you and your spouse remain amicable, you still have to decide how to split your property. One of the most complicated assets to divide is a retirement account, such as a 401(k). Even if you spent your life contributing to the account, it might be […]


Getting a divorce in Texas could become more difficult

On behalf of Amy Geistweidt of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. posted in divorce on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The breakdown of a spousal relationship can be tough. Many underlying issues can lead couples to end a marriage. Recently proposed legislation, if enacted, could infringe upon one’s ability to file for a Texas divorce in a private, […]


A Divorce in Texas with children can be challenging

On behalf of David Emory of Higdon, Hardy & Zuflacht, L.L.P. posted in divorce on Tuesday, January 17, 2017. Divorce can be upsetting for adults, but it can be traumatic for the children involved. The separation of parents can leave children wondering why and how it happened and and if they did anything wrong. Texas […]

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