Businesses are community property in Texas divorces

If you own a business and think you are the sole proprietor, Texas law does not necessarily agree. Family law views a business as a marital asset in this state. If you are married and get divorced, that business becomes part of the community property equally owned by...

Divorce and division of retirement assets

If you live in Texas and are getting a divorce, you may need to go through a process of dividing an annuity, an IRA or a 401(k). You may want to consult a financial professional along with your attorney during this process since there can be complex tax implications....

Qualified domestic relations orders explained

Qualified domestic relations orders, which are issued by family law courts, grant divorcees in Texas a portion of an ex-spouse’s retirement benefits. Benefits must be part of an employer-sponsored plan for the retirement plan to qualify. It is common to draft...

Real talk about divorce in Texas

Divorces can be tense situations. Couples are worried about how their assets will be divided and about how much time they’ll be able to spend with their kids. These are huge issues that impact people’s lives for years down the road. In Texas, couples who...

How to make divorce easier

There is no way around the fact that a Texas divorce will be difficult. However, those going through the process can make it easier for themselves. Being methodical and rising above the bitterness are the best starting points for an easier divorce. Perhaps the hardest...

Filing for divorce from an incarcerated spouse

When a person is incarcerated in Texas, their spouse may decide that it’s time to get a divorce. However, to get a divorce in the Lone Star State, certain requirements must be met. First, one spouse must have lived in the state for at least six months prior to...

Children need help understanding a divorce

A divorce can be a difficult event for adults and children alike. However, parents in Texas and across America are encouraged to be open and honest about the fact that their children’s lives are about to change. While your child doesn’t have to know the...

Getting by at work while getting a divorce

Divorce is one of the biggest hardships one can go through in life, topped only by the stress of dealing with the death of a loved one. When going through a separation, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to focus on work. While it is important to keep boundaries...