Daily Archives: January 21, 2019

hidden assets
It is normal to be anxious about many things when thinking about getting a Texas divorce. You may have heard of horror stories about getting a divorce from your friends or acquaintances who have been through it. It’s difficult not to feel anxious when there is a possibility that something unpleasant will suddenly pop up before or after the Texas divorce has been finalized. Your spouse’s hidden assets could be one of these things. It will surely be complicated to deal with it especially when you don’t really know anything about it. The Basics of Hiding Assets in a Texas Divorce  It is not uncommon for one spouse to try to hide some assets during the divorce. This is especially common when a lot of money and properties are involved. A common way to hide assets is to just choose not to announce a certain account or property. If your spouse has an account or property that you don’t know about, chances are, he will keep you uninformed about it. This is of course illegal, but that doesn’t really stop some spouses from hiding away some of their assets. Often, properties that are hidden throughout the marriage only are revealed during the divorce.   There is a process called ‘Discovery’ that your attorney can send to your spouse’s attorney to discover relevant information for the trial as well as in-depth information about your spouse’s finances. You’d be very lucky if you can reveal your spouse’s hidden assets before the divorce is finalized. However, it’s not always possible because your spouse may be successful in hiding away some properties. If your spouse is successful in hiding the assets, then it won’t be included in the property division that is part of your divorce process. The hidden assets will completely belong to your […]

Dealing with Your Spouse’s Hidden Assets in a Texas Divorce

improving family law
Family law plays a vital role in the balance of the public. It governs the most basic unit of our society, the family. In the advancing world that we live in, the perfect family is becoming uncommon. A lot end up in divorce. Every year, there are about 75,000 people who resort to divorce in fixing their marriages. Quite a number, you think? This statistics is only in Texas alone. Also, note that 40 to 50 percent of first-time marriages end up in divorce. Looks like a pretty tough job for the Family Court, right? Thousands of divorce papers, emotionally unstable parties, and the kids who are hurting most especially; this is the daily scenario of our Family Courts. Everyday, lawyers, judges, psychologists, social workers and even our police force work hand in hand to solve conflicts in our families. Nevertheless, our Family Law practitioners believe in one thing: the system is broken. The Family Court needs to be fixed and still a lot of people want to fix it.  I have encountered a lot of cases, not just in Texas, but in different countries as well, of the failing system in our Family Law today; it fails not the parents but our children. I am not saying that we need to step up against divorce because it ruins our family, divorce actually helps in the symmetry of our system, but, I am saying this to step up for the better performance of our Family court. Being underfunded and with the “more jobs, lesser attention” that we are practicing is what makes the courts inefficient. As what Bill Eddy, an attorney and therapist, has said about high conflict family law cases, Family Courts need more training, time, and money for their services. Issues such as mental health problems, especially in […]

Improving Family Law