Marriage


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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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If you’ve ever been in a relationship that came to an end, you very well know that the reasons for the break up may not be so obvious. While it’s easy to put the blame on one person, it usually takes two to tango. It’s difficult to notice our own mistakes because it’s deeply ingrained in us, such as our habits.  Here are some of the most common habits that cause emotional distance.  Talking too much Communication is very important, but not everything that comes out of our mouths are meaningful. Sometimes, we say too much. Those unnecessary things we […]

Some Bad Habits that Can Lead to Divorce


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Void marriage in Texas is one of the topics we get asked about pretty often. If you have questions about void marriage in Texas, you can check out the ones we listed below for more information. We hope that this will help you have a better understanding of how and when a marriage is considered void in the state of Texas. Of course, there could be different circumstances surrounding your case which could have a huge impact on your case. Keep in mind that the questions and answers we included on this page are general ones, and you should talk […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Void Marriages in Texas



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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


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Emotional maturity is needed to maintain the minimum level of civility and respect for co-parenting. Going through something as difficult as divorce can be an emotional rollercoaster ride. A lot of good and bad things will be rehashed during the divorce that can cause immaturity of both parties. The parties should keep in mind that they are two consenting and mature adults when they married. It should follow that they be the same two consenting and mature adults in the divorce proceedings.  Emotional maturity varies from person to person. Each and every one of us has a different perspective of […]

How to Deal With the Emotional Components of Divorce