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I Am Getting Divorced In Texas—How Will It Affect My Inheritance?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

If you are considering getting a divorce in Houston, you are probably aware that Texas is a community property state. As succinctly defined by the Texas State Law Library, the community property standards means that “any property acquired by a couple during their marriage (with a few exceptions) is equally owned by both spouses.”… Read More »

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Divorce in Texas: Three Key Factors that Affect Alimony Calculations

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Following a divorce, the financially-advantaged spouse may need to make alimony (spousal support) payments to their former partner. However, unlike in many other states, there is a presumption against alimony in Texas. Under Tex. Fam. Code Ann. § 8.053, the spouse who requests alimony may demonstrate that they have made a good faith effort… Read More »

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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get Divorced in Galveston and surrounding Counties County, Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

A divorce is no one’s idea of a good time. Most people want to get through the process without the minimal amount of hassle. While it is not always easy to avoid conflict, divorce trials can usually be avoided. In fact, only a small percentage of divorce are litigated. You may be wondering: Will… Read More »

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The Most Common Divorce Stalling Strategies (And What You Can Do About It)

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas allows for no fault divorce. Under state law (Texas Family Code § 6.001), you have the right to get a divorce on the grounds of ‘insupportability’—meaning there is a “discord or conflict of personalities” that makes reconciliation unreasonable. Your spouse cannot stop you from getting a divorce in Texas. Your own testimony is… Read More »

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What is Dissipation of Assets and How Can It Affect Your Texas Divorce?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas is a community property state. In effect, this means that all assets and property acquired during the course of marriage belong to both spouses. Typically, community property is divided 50-50 in a divorce. Indeed, Texas law presumes an equal split of marital property. However, there are some narrow exceptions to the rule. If… Read More »

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Top Ten Property Division Factors in a Texas Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The Lone Star State is one of the few community property jurisdictions in the United States. In some places, like California, the community property rule is almost absolute. In almost all cases, the court orders a 50-50 property division, regardless of the facts. But in Texas, the community property rule is more like a… Read More »

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Financial and Emotional Issues in a Grey Divorce

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As recently as the 1990s, divorce’s moral acceptability rate was barely more than 50 percent. Today, that figure is close to 80 percent. What does that mean for divorce over 55, or so-called grey divorce? It means that more people than ever, including folks over 55, see marriage dissolution as a legitimate way to… Read More »

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What to Expect in a Harris County Marriage Dissolution Case

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Divorce’s moral acceptability rating recently hit an all-time high. More people might see divorce as a legitimate way to end a marriage, but that fact does not affect the emotional and financial issues most divorcing parties face. Sometimes, these issues are overwhelming. Knowing what to expect in a divorce case helps people make the… Read More »

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Top Three Evidence-Based Grounds for Divorce in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Like all other states, the Lone Star State is a no-fault divorce jurisdiction. Most marriage dissolutions are based on insupportability. No-fault divorce has a number of benefits for both petitioners and respondents. Spouses do not need to air their “dirty laundry” for everyone to see. Additionally, no-fault divorce shifts focus away from the spouses… Read More »

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Top Ten Child Support Guideline Deviation Factors in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

In terms of child support, the Lone Star State is a percentage-of-income state. These percentages, which apply both in original determination and modifications, are presumptively reasonable. However, this presumption is rebuttable, as there is no one-size-fits-all. To overcome this presumption and impose a greater or lesser obligation, the moving party can demonstrate that one… Read More »

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