Community Property


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A divorce is usually caused by one spouse committing adultery. It causes emotional betrayal and a breakage of trust that pushes the other spouse to resort to divorce. It happens. That’s not necessarily a good thing. But it’s also not unique to your case and therefore, has a tried and tested solution: divorce. However, sometimes that’s not enough and you might find yourself asking if you can sue your spouse’s concubine as well.  Alienation of Affection In the State of Texas, the answer is quick and simple – you can’t. It is written in the Texas Family Code Section 1.107. […]

Alienation of Affection: Can I File a Lawsuit against My Spouse’s Lover in Texas?


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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 follows the community property system. Community vs Separate Property Community property is the property owned by both husband and wife. This, of course, excludes those considered as their own separate property. Separate property is owned by either spouse prior to the marriage. However, property acquired […]

What About Gifts Between Spouses?



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Alimony is enforced after specific conditions in the Texas Family Code are satisfied. Courts in Texas ask for one spouse to offer support to the other spouse financially after their divorce. The recipient-spouse must first be qualified for the alimony.  One situation is upon the death of the recipient spouse and another is the remarrying of the recipient spouse. Spousal support can also terminated if the recipient-spouse cohabits with another. What is Cohabitation? When two people intimately involved are living together on a regular basis, they cohabit. This implies that the cohabitation rule is susceptible to many interpretations which can […]

Support When Cohabiting in Texas


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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 […]

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



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There will lengthy and extensive discussions since there are many details that need to be ironed out during a divorce. If both parties are aggressive and the divorce is not a mutual decision, it can be stressful. The main points of the divorce are usually the first to be settled. Custody, division of property, child support, and alimony are definite points of contention. However, there are some minor details that are worthy of attention. It is worthwhile to know who should be able to claim the tax exemption for the dependents. Tax Exemption Basics The basic principle is that the […]

Determining Dependent Exemptions after Divorce


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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 seem impossible to do. That doesn’t necessarily mean that it can’t be done though. There are just a lot more things that you need to keep in mind if you do find yourself in that situation. Communication is Key As with every relationship, the best […]

How to Be Business Partners and Stay Married