January 18, 2019

Because the just and right division is only possible after the entire picture of both spouses’ lives is clear, the possible justifications for unequal just and right divisions are nearly endless.  Rather than trying to list all the possible justifications, I’m going to briefly describe three (3) common justifications to provide a glimpse into the types of things courts typically find persuasive enough to justify unequal just and right divisions.

Significant difference between spouses’ earning potential

This should seem obvious after the discussion about how a just and right division is made, but there’s more.  If there’s a difference between the spouses’...

January 15, 2019

 The division of property during divorce is an issue that creates stress for many people.  Questions about who gets what and what may be “taken” during divorce are commonly asked, as well as questions about whether one spouse can take everything and leave the other with nothing. 

This is Part I of a three (3) part blog post intended to provide information about three (3) important factors that courts consider when dividing property: 1. Separate property vs. community property; 2. “Just and right” division; and 3. Common Justifications for disproportionate “just and right” division.  The categorization of property as separate or community is taken u...

January 3, 2019

There are certain time and residency requirements to getting divorced in Texas. For instance, it's not necessary that both spouses live in Texas to get a Texas divorce.

December 18, 2018

You would be surprised at how often I hear this, truly.  If you want to get divorced, then it simply doesn’t matter if your spouse doesn’t also want to get divorced.  A court won’t force you to remain married just because it’s what your spouse wants. 

Don’t I Need A Reason To Get Divorce?

Yes.  But Texas has a “no-fault” divorce law that doesn’t require anything more than you telling a court that your marriage is no longer supportable and there’s no hope for improvement in the future. 

Can I Get A No-Fault Divorce If My Divorce is Contested?

Yes.  “No-fault” only explains the reason why you’re getting divorced.  Whether your divorce is conte...

December 5, 2018

Having a hard time finding a lawyer to do limited scope for your divorce?  I know sometimes it can seem like finding a needle in a haystack trying to find the right lawyer, especially if you’re looking for a lawyer to do limited scope. 

I can hear you asking why from here.  The answer is fairly simple: Many people decide on limited scope representation because it saves money and, although they’re getting divorced from their spouse, the two spouses can still manage to act like adults around one another.  Limited scope seems like a no-brainer, right? 

The reality in many situations like the one just described is that too often the unconteste...

December 4, 2018

Getting a legal divorce can help protect your rights if you've been common law married.

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