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?...
Whenever a couple heads for a split, both sides are usually concerned about their property rights. Questions can range from things like, "Who gets to keep the furniture?" to "What happens to the retirement fund?" The more assets you have at stake, the bigger your...
You're more than just hurt over your spouse's behavior and request for a divorce. You're furious. You feel used and betrayed, and you aren't really interested in splitting your assets fairly. In fact, the thought has occurred to you that you should just sell...
When it comes time to get a divorce, there's a big difference between community property and separate property. Community property is subject to division and has to be split with your spouse. Separate property does not. Why, then, is your spouse trying to claim that...
When you and your ex-spouse first divorced, the kids were small. Your job kept you busy throughout the week, so it only made sense for the kids to spend most of their time with your ex. Your child support agreement appropriately reflected the fact that the kids were...
Perhaps one of the greatest concerns you may have as you prepare for your divorce is whether you will be able to survive financially on your own. Even couples who have been married only a few years quickly come to depend on each other's salaries, and those who have...
Houston couples who are getting a divorce may need to divide a retirement account. Some types of retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s, require a document known as a qualified domestic relations order. To divide an IRA, it is only necessary to submit the divorce decree...
Texas is a community property state, meaning all marital property is divided equally in half between spouses. Marital property, sometimes referred to as community property, includes items, property and assets that are accumulated throughout the marriage. In addition...
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