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How to Transform Community Property Into Separate Property

By Maria Lowry |

Texas is a community property state. That means that you and your spouse are each entitled to an equal share of the marital estate upon divorce. Under certain circumstances, however, you can protect specific pieces of property from being divided and distributed on divorce. With the right legal tools and the right representation, you… Read More »

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What to Know About Divorce Temporary Orders in Houston

By Maria Lowry |

Navigating a divorce can be a stressful and overwhelming process. If children are involved, this stress can be compounded. In Texas, temporary divorce orders are meant to help alleviate some of the stress. These orders can help bring a set of clear expectations for both parties so that they can move through the divorce… Read More »

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Common Misconceptions About Property Division in a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce carries a lot of myths. These misconceptions arise from pop culture, word-of-mouth, and other misinformed sources. It’s important to go into your divorce with eyes open and an accurate understanding of how the process works. Below, our knowledgeable property division attorney addresses and dispels a number of misconceptions regarding property division in a… Read More »

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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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