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Who Gets the Pets in Divorce?
25 June 2018 by Benson Varghese
Pets and Divorce Most people consider pets part of the family, but the law does not take the same view. In Texas, pets are considered property. This means Spot and Fido are subject to the same laws regarding property division, including separate and community property. In other words, they fall in the same category as the house, furniture, cars, and jewelry. So who gets to keep the pets in divorce? Texas is a community property state with rules that mandate property must be divided in a “just and...
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How to get an annulment in Texas | VS Family Law Group
13 June 2018 by Benson Varghese
What is an annulment? An annulment is a way to end a marriage. In an annulment, a court confirms that at the time of marriage, the marriage was invalid. In other words, it is like the marriage never existed. Void and Voidable Marriages In Texas, an annulment may be granted to invalidate two different types of marriage: void and voidable marriages. Void Marriage Void marriages are those that were not legal from the start. Bigamy is an example of a void marriage. In such cases, one spouse was already...
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Child Custody in Texas | Fort Worth Child Custody Lawyer
03 June 2018 by J. Turner Thornton
Child Custody in Texas Child custody, also known as conservatorship, is the legal ability to make choices about a child’s life. These decisions could encompass where the child lives, where the child goes to school, and many other details about a child’s life. Types of Child Custody in Texas There are a several types of conservatorship in Texas: Managing Conservator A managing conservator is one that has the exclusive right to determine where a child lives. Possessory Conservator A possessory conservator...
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Divorce with Kids - 17 Ways to Protect Your Children
30 May 2018 by J. Turner Thornton
Divorce is never easy for anyone. However, in a divorce with kids involved, matters become even more complicated. Kids often have a hard time understanding the separation, and may struggle with confusion, sadness, and even anger, You and your ex-spouse can do plenty to minimize the load on your kids’ shoulders, however. What follows are 17 tips that will help you get them through this tumultuous time with their emotional well-being intact. Here’s how: 1. Stay Positive. It’s safe to assume both parties...
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15 Experts Share their Best Divorce Advice
15 May 2018 by J. Turner Thornton
Divorce Advice We asked experts across the country to give their best advice for going through a divorce — and we weren’t disappointed. The tips poured in. Having these resources at your fingertips will help you take action and prepare for the emotional, financial and legal hurdles ahead. Though divorce is never easy, these tips can empower you to thrive (and not just survive) your divorce. Here are some of our top suggestions: Keep records of everything — from how often you see your kids to bank...
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Divorce with Business In Texas
10 May 2018 by J. Turner Thornton
How to Protect Yourself During a Divorce with Business In Texas, when you own a business and are seeking a divorce, court proceedings often get complex. Business ownership can complicate a divorce proceeding because the court seeks to provide a just and right division of property for both parties, which may not necessarily coincide with your views on what an equal division is. A just and right division is determined by the court as the most equitable or fair property division for both parties. Before...
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Contested and Uncontested Divorces in Texas
29 April 2018 by J. Turner Thornton
Divorce in Texas: Contested and Uncontested Divorces Divorce can range from a long, drawn-out process to an amicable resolution for marital problems that cannot be solved. Every divorce falls into one of two categories: contested or uncontested. A contested divorce occurs when the parties cannot agree to the same terms regarding property division, assets, child custody, child support, and debt allocation, among other things. An uncontested divorce refers to when a couple agrees on all of the issues...
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