Pensions, although not as common as they used to be, are considered marital property in Texas. That means if one spouse worked and the workplace contributed to a pension, when the couple divorces, that pension belongs to both spouses. The pension will be divided...
Texas is one of the few community property states in the nation, so almost everything a couple acquires during their marriage is subject to division in a divorce. That may not really seem fair to you, especially if you were the person in your marriage who carefully...
Figuring out how to divide your property can be the hardest part of your divorce. The more unique and valuable your property is, the more likely you and your spouse are to disagree about the right way to split it in your upcoming divorce. Possessions can sometimes...
Finding a fair way to split up your property is often a major concern in a Texas divorce. You and your spouse probably both have invested a lot of your time and income into the shared resources that you now need to find a way to split. It can be difficult for couples...
Ask virtually anyone who went through a divorce, and they’ll likely tell you that divorce can wreak havoc on your finances, and more specifically, your credit, as well. While the act of divorce in itself may not adversely impact your credit score, the handling of...
If there is one thing that can raise the temperature in a divorce, it is money. Even if your spouse has plenty, they might prefer to watch it burn than to give any to you. It pays to take action early if you suspect this may be your spouse’s mentality. One option...
The biggest assets are often what couples fight about when they divorce. Rather than arguing about an easily replaceable television, you are likely to concern yourself with belongings with substantial value, like your home and any investment accounts. Retirement...
The women’s rights movement led to major changes across the country. In the state of Texas, Louise Raggio spearheaded some of the very first major wins in that field. She laid the groundwork for Texas family law, and that served as a model for many other states in the...
Throughout life, it is not unusual for people to receive monetary gifts or inheritances, which can sometimes come in considerable amounts. Though you may greatly appreciate the inheritance, it can be stressful to think about it when going through a divorce. After all,...
You never thought twice about sharing your credit cards with your spouse -- nor did your spouse think anything about lending you their cards when you needed them.Over time, though, those debts have piled up. Now that you're getting a divorce, what happens to them?...
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