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Category: community property

How the Court Divides the Property

How the Court Divides the Property

A married couple shares many things between them. Most have purchased or invested property like houses, cars and other property. If the couple divorces, they will have to settle the division of their property. Texas as a Community Property State Texas is one of the states that uphold the concept of community property. All of the […]

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Can My Spouse Sell Our Common Property Without My Consent?

Can My Spouse Sell Our Common Property Without My Consent?

Picture this. You just bought a new car. You’ve been saving up for this for the past year or two and you finally bought it. But then after a few months, you come home to find out that your car’s gone. Apparently, your spouse decided it was a good idea to sell it. What do […]

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How to Deal with a Mortgage After Divorce

How to Deal with a Mortgage After Divorce

When two people enter a permanent union like marriage, they plan and dream the rest of their lives together. However, it doesn’t always end the way it was planned. The repercussions of the separation remain.  One of these repercussions is the home mortgage. The house is usually the main investment of a married couple. After […]

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Splitting Community Property in Texas

Splitting Community Property in Texas

Getting a divorce calls requires splitting community property – this means taking all of the community property you and your spouse own and dividing it up accordingly. Of course, you also each have your separate property which you will have to determine and announce separately in court. It’s the jointly-held property that can get a […]

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Dealing with Credit Card Debts in a Texas Divorce

Dealing with Credit Card Debts in a Texas Divorce

 The first thing people worry about when they start thinking about divorce is their children and their property. The children, the house, the cars, the money and other properties are things people think about the most when they’re on the verge of getting a  Texas divorce. If you happen to be in the same situation, […]

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How to Be Business Partners and Stay Married

How to Be Business Partners and Stay Married

Married life isn’t easy. Whether you like to admit it or not, there are just some aspects of your married relationship that are tough to navigate. Imagine how much harder things can get if you happen to be business partners with your spouse. There’s just so much to watch out for that it might just […]

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Texas Guidelines on Estate Administration

Texas Guidelines on Estate Administration

The State of Texas has laws and guidelines implemented to ensure that estate administration is orderly and fair for all parties. They also address the key questions regarding the management and the beneficiaries of the decedent’s property and assets.  Who can assume the role of the administrator? The decedent nominates the administrator or executor. The […]

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How to Divide Expenses at Home when Both of You are Working

How to Divide Expenses at Home when Both of You are Working

If there’s one thing that ruins relationships, it’s money. That’s simply one of the first things couples—whether married or not—talk about when they start living together. It’s always a case of “who will pay for what,” and finding the right balance for the both of you. Are you moving in with your partner soon? Then […]

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The Fate that Awaits Your Pet in a Texas Divorce

The Fate that Awaits Your Pet in a Texas Divorce

It goes without saying that a divorce comes with many considerations and if you have pets in a Texas divorce , you might be worried about their fate. One of the most devastating things that come along with divorce is separation. One parent would have to live separately from the children and the other spouse in […]

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Are there Tax Advantages When You Get Married in Texas?

Are there Tax Advantages When You Get Married in Texas?

Marriage helps in reducing the tax burden for husbands and wives who jointly file their taxes. Depending on their incomes, there is a way to avoid the known marriage “penalties.” If there is a substantial difference in the salaries of the spouses who are both taxpayers, the spouse paying for the lower tax can pull […]

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