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How To Effectively Minimize Your Divorce Costs

  Divorce costs can be quite serious. Research shows that at any given time, 4% of married couples in the US are undergoing a divorce or in the process of separating. This means that at any given time, people are spending money on divorce costs or at least worrying about it. There are definitely tons of financial worries involved in a divorce. For instance, you would probably be worried about the expenses related to your attorney fees. People tend to automatically think that a good divorce attorney is bound to be expensive. While that is untrue, it is a nagging worry for those couple contemplating on getting a divorce. Just thinking about your assets and income being split will cause you a lot of financial stress. However, you can still make the most out of your resources. There are five efficient solutions to effectively minimize your divorce costs. These will help in letting your lawyer use your retainer in other more important matters. Expand Your Team Since your aim is to cut divorce costs, it doesn’t sound right to hire more people to assist you during your divorce, does it? However, you might be surprised to know that it can […]

Guide to Emergency Custody Petitions in Texas

Guide to Emergency Custody in Texas

When you need an emergency custody order, it’s always ideal to hire a family law attorney. Although you can always represent yourself at a family court without the aid of an attorney, it’s always better to hire one so that you can be guided through the process accordingly. Every case is unique and your circumstances may not be exactly the same as everyone else’s but if you want emergency custody to be granted by the judge, one requirement is constant: you need to present proof in court. However, the proof you need might be different from that of others, depending on your personal circumstances. You will also have to consider the rules of the local court, the judge for your case, the guidelines of the Texas Family Code and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Some courts have made their rules available online, but this is not the case for every court. If you cannot find information about the rules of the local court where you filed your case, you can always call the court to speak with a clerk in order to find out more about the rules. To know more about the judge, you can try to sit […]

Property Division During Mediation

Mediated Property Agreements

If you have read some of our previous articles regarding property division, you would know that any type of income or property you have gained during your marriage is considered community property in Texas. Not only that, but same goes for the debts you and your spouse incurred during the marriage too. If you want some of the property, assets or debts to be considered separate property, you need to present evidence in court to prove that the presumption of the court is incorrect. This can be done by showing the courts that the property in question is a gift solely for you, or that a certain property is a part of your inheritance. There are a lot of people who are all about fighting in court for property division that is acceptable to them. However, you also have another useful alternative: mediation. Mediation on Community Property and Avoiding a Trial Mediation is an effective and successful tool that you can use to settle community property division and other issues regarding your divorce. If you opt to go for mediation, you can avoid fighting in court – you can just settle everything without a trial with your soon-to-be ex-spouse. This […]

common law marriage FAQs

Common Law Marriage and Divorce FAQs

When it comes to common law marriage and divorce, there might be different circumstances that could be associated with individual cases. The following are the most commonly asked questions regarding common law marriage and getting a divorce after a common law marriage. The answers are addressing the questions below are in general form and if there are unique circumstances in your case, these might not apply to you. What is a common law marriage? A common law marriage is also referred to as an informal marriage. It is as legal as a ceremonial marriage. A couple may be considered legally married when they agree to be married, lived together as husband and wife and treated each other in public as husband and wife. You can also think of ceremonial marriage as a marriage with a license, while a common law marriage is a legal union without a license. A union can only be considered common law marriage if the couple met all the factual and legal requirements. Can a couple living together be considered married in a common law marriage? No, just because a couple lives together does not automatically makes them a common law married couple. There are requirements […]