Divorce can be a complex process, especially when it comes to dividing marital property. In Texas, which is a community property state, all assets and debts acquired during the marriage are generally divided equally between spouses. However, there are situations where a court may award one spouse a disproportionate share of the marital estate. This…

Dividing marital assets during a divorce can be a complex process, especially when it comes to retirement savings. In Texas, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) plays an important role in ensuring a fair and legal division of these valuable assets. This article will explain what a QDRO is, how it works in the context…

Going through a divorce can be a complex and emotional process. Uncertainties about finances are a common concern, and understanding spousal support options is crucial. While Texas doesn’t use the term “alimony,” it does offer court-ordered spousal maintenance in certain situations. This article will explain what spousal maintenance is, how to qualify for it, and…

In Texas, child support obligations typically terminate when a child reaches the age of 18, graduates from high school (whichever comes later), or becomes emancipated. However, for parents with a disabled child, the situation becomes more nuanced. This article explores the legalities surrounding child support for disabled children in Texas and when such support might…

Considering divorce in Texas? You’re likely facing a whirlwind of emotions as well as legal questions. One such question you might have is whether you need to prove fault on your spouse’s part, such as adultery, abandonment, or cruel treatment. The answer depends on the type of divorce you pursue: fault-based or no-fault. Fault-Based vs….

Owning a Limited Liability Company (LLC) offers protection for your personal assets, but what happens to your LLC during a divorce in Texas? This can be a complex issue, particularly if you are the sole member. Here, we’ll explore how Texas courts might handle your single-member LLC in a divorce settlement. Is Your LLC Considered…

Divorce can be a complex process, and the financial implications often extend beyond child support. One area that can cause confusion for divorced parents in Texas is claiming their children as dependents on their tax returns. Here, we’ll break down the rules for dependency exemptions for children of divorced parents and how a Texas family…

In a significant shift for Texas family law, the 2023 legislature passed a new law that strengthens spousal privacy rights. This legislation, incorporated into the Texas Family Code, specifically addresses the use of electronic tracking devices and physical following in divorce and child custody cases. Here’s a breakdown of what this new law means for…

In September 2023, a significant change was made to Texas law regarding family violence protective orders. House Bill 1432 removed the requirement for victims to prove that future violence is “likely to occur” before obtaining a protective order. This amendment aims to make it easier for victims of domestic abuse to secure the legal protection…

Child support is a financial arrangement established by the court to ensure a child’s basic needs are met. It’s a common question for both the paying and receiving parent: How can child support money be used? While there are no strict line-item budgets, it’s important to understand the purpose and limitations of child support. The…

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