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What Is a Pet Custody Agreement?

Many people treat their pets like part of the family. Some even refer to their pet as their “fur baby.” But in Texas, as much as you may love your pet, the law still considers it legal property. That distinction can lead to conflict if you and your spouse separate. During a divorce, a judge […]


What You Need to Know About Your Separation Agreement

Texas law does not recognize legal separation from a spouse. Divorce is the only remedy formally available to dissolve a marriage. But not every couple wants a divorce. Perhaps they want to work toward reconciliation, or they do not want to go through the formal divorce process. Some couples want to protect their interests and […]


Four Ways to Protect Yourself in Your Divorce

Divorce can be an intensely emotional and stressful process, and you may feel you deserve as much as you can get due to the sacrifices you made for the sake of your marriage and family. Depending on your circumstances, you may need to go to court for your divorce, but most states, including Texas, encourage […]


Do I Need a New Accountant After Divorce?

By definition, divorce is supposed to provide a person with a clean break from their spouse. Even though you will both be involved with any children you may have, you are effectively separating all other aspects of your lives together. So why would you want to use the same financial professionals you used when you […]


Five Signs You Hired the Right Family Lawyer

Texas family law is complex. When you need a family law attorney, it’s also a complicated time in your life. Choosing the right attorney to handle your legal needs is important. While all practicing attorneys must pass the bar exam, not all have the same experience, skill, or ability. When you have a family law […]


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 […]

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