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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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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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Texas Divorce and Special Needs Children

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas law allows residents to divorce for a variety of reasons, but in all cases, a 60-day waiting period after filing applies. The waiting period begins after the initial divorce petition is filed, which requires that the couple reach an agreement or that the court rules on such issues as: Grounds for divorce; Division… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Given the potential expense of divorce, it is no surprise that many couples attempt to complete their divorce paperwork themselves. While this do-it-yourself plan may seem straightforward if the couple agrees to a no-fault divorce and has little property to divide, issues can arise at any point which may leave you wishing you had… Read More »

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Divorce Capital of Texas

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Bonham, Texas, has the dubious honor of holding the highest divorce rate percentage in Texas, and among the highest in the nation, at nearly 19 percent. This divorce rate was a five-year average and included only couples whose divorce had become final at the time of the study. Splitting Assets  Texas law declares any… Read More »

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How the New Tax Laws Will Affect Your Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, they made changes that went into effect this year. With that said, there are a few additional things that you need to take into consideration if you are thinking about getting a divorce. This is particularly true if you think that alimony will… Read More »

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How Are Issues Resolved When a Divorce is Still Pending?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Regardless of why you and your spouse have chosen to get a divorce, you may feel like your world is coming to an end. However, life goes on. You have to go to work, take care of the children, and do the other duties that you did before everything changed. These things can be… Read More »

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