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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

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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

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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

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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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Emotional and Financial Issues in a Harris County Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The divorce rate has dipped recently, but divorce’s moral acceptability rating recently hit an all-time high. So, more people than ever see divorce as a legitimate way to end a marriage which, for whatever reason, is no longer satisfying. If the couple has only been married for a few years and has no children,… Read More »

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Tax Implications of Divorce

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Selling the family home or deciding who will remain with the custody of the children are not the only aspects in which a couple that is going to divorce should take into consideration. Another important aspect of divorce to think about are the tax implications that often come with divorce. Here we want to… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Texas Common Law Marriage

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

You’ve probably heard of common law marriage before. A couple that claims to be married, but didn’t actually go to the court house, get a license, and have a marriage ceremony. Is it a real, legal marriage? What is Common Law Marriage? The legal definition of a common marriage varies from state to state… Read More »

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Pets as Family

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Approximately 68 percent of households in the United States own at least one pet. Many people consider their pets to be part of the family, and it shows. Pets are making their way into family photo shoots, weddings, and even birth announcements. This close bond with pets can make determining pet ownership in case… Read More »

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