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Category: community property

What About Gifts Between Spouses?

What About Gifts Between Spouses?

The primary law governing donations or gift-giving between spouses is Section 3.005 of the Texas Family Code. It states that the property given by the spouse to the other is presumed to be given as a gift. It includes all the income and property that may result from this property. The Texas marital property law […]

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Inheritance Rights of Illegitimate Children in Texas

Inheritance Rights of Illegitimate Children in Texas

There are children all over the world that were born in less than ideal situations. These children do not have control over their circumstances, but are often subject to a level of discrimination or difficulty. Fortunately, the law in Texas offers degrees of protection. History The state of Texas did not provide inheritance rights for […]

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Mediation: An Ease to The Destructive Nature of Divorce

Mediation: An Ease to The Destructive Nature of Divorce

For those who are married, the perfect world would be to not get divorced.  And should you have to get divorced, that it would be a quick, easy, and pain-free process.  The reality of that is not true.  District Court Judge John Roach and Attorney Laura Roach (husband and wife team) have seen too many […]

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Right to Privacy Between Spouses

Right to Privacy Between Spouses

While most think that being married means being one with your spouse, it doesn’t mean that you shed your individuality. Yes, you will share many things with your spouse, but no, you do not become one. Each of you has rights and you can even invoke this against the other. Setting boundaries is not meant […]

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Do You Divorce Your Debts too During a Divorce?

Do You Divorce Your Debts too During a Divorce?

When getting a divorce, there are a lot of things that have to be taken into account. First, you should get a lawyer and figure out how to go about your divorce. Of course, you also have to think about where your children, if you have any. Your lawyer should also advise you regarding conjugal […]

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6 Ways to do Post-Divorce Financial Rebuilding

6 Ways to do Post-Divorce Financial Rebuilding

Going through a divorce can drastically alter a person as it changes a lot of aspects in one’s life including relationships, perspective, and lifestyle. One of the aspects that divorce greatly affects is a person’s financial situation. A divorce can leave a person not only emotionally drained but also financially. People who go through divorce […]

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How to Divide a Marital Home in a Texas Divorce

How to Divide a Marital Home in a Texas Divorce

Marriage makes two individuals become one. During the whole period of marriage, couples acquire properties which most of the time are jointly owned. Problems may arise when a couple decides to get divorced. Division of a marital home could get difficult. Separation of assets might lead into conflict and we might not properly exercise our […]

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What You Need to Know About IRAs and Your Divorce

What You Need to Know About IRAs and Your Divorce

There are a lot of things that you might be sure of right now, but one thing you will never be able to prepare for what to do during or after a divorce. It’s not only the emotional toll that would weigh on you after deciding to go through divorce – you have to think […]

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Dealing with Undisclosed Assets in a Texas Divorce

Dealing with Undisclosed Assets in a Texas Divorce

During the course of the marriage, the possibility of not disclosing all one’s asset is likely. The question now is: what happens if a one of the spouses finds out that their ex-spouse failed to disclose assets that were available to them during a divorce and the divorce has already been finalized?  Emotionally, of course […]

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Divorcing Your Mortgage

Divorcing Your Mortgage

Many of the divorce cases nowadays are caused by financial issues. It doesn’t come as a surprise when after post-divorce couples fall behind mortgage and face foreclosure. Foreclosure is enough of a headache as it is. When it is complicated by issues pertinent to divorce, it can be more difficult to manage. When a couple […]

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