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Retroactive Child Support in TX

By Maria Lowry |

If you believe you are entitled to child support, it’s important to act quickly to exercise your legal rights. It can be challenging to get a parent to pay child support with a court order already in place, but what about the time period before you obtain the child support order? Can you ever… Read More »

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What Happens to Separate Property in a Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

Texas is a community property state. That means that community property–property that is part of the marital estate–is jointly owned by the parties and likely subject to a 50/50 split upon divorce. What happens with property that is not a marital asset? How do you determine which property is separate and which property is… Read More »

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Are Inheritances Split in a Texas Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

Texas is a “community property” state. Most people have a general understanding of what that means–spouses split their property when they divorce. The specifics, however, can be a bit more nuanced, and there are exceptions to the general rule. Where does inheritance fall? Is your spouse entitled to half the value of your childhood… Read More »

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Divorcing With Children: Who Gets The Kids?

By Maria Lowry |

Deciding how parents will share parental responsibility can be one of the most heated and emotionally charged disputes in a divorce. Courts prefer parents to decide upon these matters between themselves, but when the parties cannot come to agreement, it will be up to the court to decide. Below, our knowledgeable Houston family law… Read More »

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Dividing Jointly-Owned Property After Divorce in TX

By Maria Lowry |

Some couples will approach their divorce with limited assets and an easier time reaching a settlement. If the parties have only a joint bank account, some personal property, and perhaps even a home, it might be easier to reach a settlement or at least identify the points of contention. Parties with more complex assets,… Read More »

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How to Help Your Child Cope With Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce is challenging for everyone involved. Children can be hit especially hard; it’s a confusing and stressful process. There are, however, steps you can take to help them through the process and limit the negative effects. Below, we discuss a few tips for helping your kids cope with your divorce. If you have questions… Read More »

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How Property Is Divided in a Texas Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Texas follows a handful of other states that observe community property during a divorce. This means that both income, property, and other assets acquired by a couple belong to both parties equally. This standard applies to financial liabilities as well; any debt that is incurred by either spouse during the marriage belongs to both… Read More »

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How Do Prenups Affect Mortgages?

By Maria Lowry |

For some couples, a prenuptial agreement can be a necessary piece to having a successful marriage. As these agreements have ticked up over the past couple of years, their popularity is sometimes overshadowed by the complexity and misunderstanding that often surrounds them. Even after establishing a prenuptial agreement, different variables later on in life… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Enforcing Visitation in Texas

By Maria Lowry |

In Texas, child custody and visitation rights are typically established by an agreement made by both parents. If an agreement can’t be reached, then a decision set by the family court judge will detail how custody and visitation are split between both parents. When a judge hears a case regarding child custody visitation, the… Read More »

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What Happens to Your Family Business if You Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

Some assets in a divorce are simple, if painful, to distribute; one party gets the house, the other gets the car and a larger share of the bank account. Other assets can be exceedingly complex. What happens when you own and operate a business during your marriage? Does half of your business suddenly belong… Read More »

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