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Can You Keep Your 401K in Divorce in Texas? [2022]
14 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
When working couples divorce, they often assume each spouse gets to take their respective 401K accounts with them. This is not necessarily the case. Texas is a community property state and all income earned while a couple is married is generally to be divided equally. That includes money in a 401K or retirement savings account. Here’s what you need to know about 401K in divorce and how you may be able to keep your hard-earned nest egg. How is a 401K divided in divorce? Dividing a 401k in divorce...
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10 Tell-Tale Signs Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce
01 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
Most marriages don’t just suddenly go south. Usually, there are plenty of red flags and warning signs along the way. But if you’re not paying attention, you might miss them. Based on our experience at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, here are 10 tell-tale signs your spouse is considering divorce. Sign #1. Emotionally Withdrawn and Distant. Withdrawing emotionally and generally appearing distant could be signs your spouse is considering divorce. Avoiding affection, disengaging...
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Who Pays for College After Divorce?
31 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
Are you trying to figure out who is responsible for paying for college after divorce? In Texas, child support obligations end when a child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever comes first. That means child support likely stops about the same time the child is headed off to college. So, who pays for college after divorce in Texas? It depends on if you and your ex-spouse have a binding agreement in writing. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of child support and college tuition...
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Can You Get a Divorce While Pregnant in Texas?
31 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
Pregnancy and divorce are not words that are frequently used in the same sentence. But it does happen and, when it does, there are generally a lot of questions that come with this juxtaposition. Can you even get a divorce while pregnant in Texas? What is the process like? How will this affect my child? In this blog post, we will answer some of the most common questions about divorcing while pregnant in Texas. If you are considering this option, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer...
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Gray Divorce: Divorce After Age 50
17 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are over the age of 50 and considering a divorce, you are not alone. The rate of divorce for people over age 50 has soared in recent years. In fact, it’s so common that it’s been dubbed “Gray Divorce.” In this blog post, we will discuss gray divorce and the reasons why couples are calling it quits later in life. What is a so-called “Gray Divorce?” A gray divorce is a divorce that occurs later in life, usually after age 50. The rate of gray divorce has...
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Texas Divorce Discovery Rules: What Do I Have to Turn Over to My Ex? [2023]
09 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are in the process of divorce, you may be surprised to learn that the law requires you to turn over voluminous information to your spouse and his or her attorney. This includes financial records, property documents, child insurance information, the list goes on. The good news is that the law works both ways, meaning your ex will also have to disclose their information. In this article, we are going to go over the Texas divorce discovery process and explain the rules and what information must...
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Original Petition for Divorce in Texas: Starting the Process
09 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, a divorce case begins with something called an “original petition for divorce.” Basically, this is the document that gets the divorce process rolling. In this article, we are going to explain the original petition for divorce in Texas and answer some frequently asked questions. Be sure to watch the videos on this page by family law attorneys Turner Thornton. What is an original petition for divorce in Texas? The original petition for divorce in Texas is a document that is...
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