Financial assets are those that were acquired during the marriage period and are subject to Texas community property laws. The court uses the “just and right” principle when dividing those assets in a divorce. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean a 50/50 split. The court has some leeway to ensure … [Read more...] about Fort Worth Divorce: Steps to Protect Your Financial Interests
There are many reasons people choose divorce. Some of them though are fairly common. A couple in Texas can file for divorce for any reason that is meaningful to them. Let us look at the top five reasons people choose divorce. Though the reason people choose divorce may depend on who you ask, … [Read more...] about Top 5 Reasons People Choose Divorce
With current divorce rates between 40% and 50% in the US, getting divorced is fairly common. We all strive for a happy marriage but given these numbers, we need to also attempt to have a happy divorce. So what do we mean by a happy divorce. Let an experienced divorce lawyer, Wendy L. Hart share how … [Read more...] about How To Have A Happy Divorce
When a couple divorces, one party may not have enough income to support themselves afterwards. Spousal support may be awarded to alleviate that need for support. This may necessitate that the higher-earning spouse to pay support payments to the lower-earning spouse for a period of time. This time … [Read more...] about What Is Spousal Support?
While divorce no longer has the same stigma it once carried, it still can be devastating for everyone involved. Whether the divorce was a long time coming or a complete surprise, it’s still a painful transition. Even the so-called “amicable divorce” can leave emotional scars that take time to … [Read more...] about After Divorce, Healing Your Emotional Health
Many people believe being the first person to file for divorce is the one with the advantage. That may be the case in other states, but not in Texas. What matters the most is what’s at stake for each person, and what you want for your child or children. The judge will consider both sides and the … [Read more...] about Does Filing for Divorce First Affect the Outcome?
Many business owners have worked a long time to build their business. From accountants, doctors, and lawyers to plumbers, electricians, and air conditioner repair technicians, business owners work long hours to make a living, make a profit, and in many cases, provide for their families. When … [Read more...] about What Will Happen To My Business In A Fort Worth Divorce?
We’ve written many times about divorce in Texas. But if you’re a member of one of the branches of military service, or married to someone who is, there are a few differences that have to be considered. Texas Residency Because military members experience frequent moves, pinning down a place to … [Read more...] about What’s Different About Military Divorces in Texas
Retirement benefits of all kinds are treated as assets in a marital estate and are usually divided and distributed as any other asset—if it’s part of community property. Like any asset, the key is whether the retirement benefits were acquired prior to or during the marriage period, or if it’s … [Read more...] about Retirement Benefits In A Fort Worth Divorce?
Is a divorce in your future? Maybe you’re feeling that something has shifted in your relationship with your spouse. You may be seeing “the handwriting on the wall,” and things are not going well. Maybe your spouse has dropped a hint or two and you’re not sure what to make of it. Or perhaps you … [Read more...] about Consult An Attorney Early If You Are Considering A Divorce In Fort Worth, TX