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June 2017 Archives

Don't wait to update your will after divorce

Getting divorced is rarely simple, and its effects extend into every area of your life. This is especially true when it comes to property division and estate planning. Here in Texas, we use community property guidelines to determine how property gets divided in divorce, and those same guidelines can wreak havoc on your estate plan if you do not carefully update your will as part of your divorce process.

How do retirement accounts get split in Texas divorces?

Dividing up your assets can be one of the trickiest parts of getting a divorce. You and your former spouse may have very different ideas about what is fair. Various factors could impact your expectations, such as who earned more or whether there was an issue with infidelity in your marriage. Confusion about divorce abounds, as there seem to be a lot of tall tales and exaggerated stories regarding how asset division got handled by divorce courts. Texas laws about divorce make it clear that assets should get divided fairly, but not necessarily evenly.

Controversial new adoption law may allow discrimination

Governor Greg Abbot recently signed into law a controversial piece of family law legislation that features a number of potentially tricky legal implications. The bill allows for faith-based organizations that work in conjunction with Texas's child welfare system to deny service to individuals or families "under circumstances that conflict with the provider's sincerely held religious beliefs."

Different types of alimony

If you find yourself facing divorce, there is a decent chance that some form of alimony may come into play in the settlement. However, alimony is not just one thing, but rather an umbrella term that refers to a number of different spousal support scenarios.

Can a postnuptial agreement strengthen my marriage?

Prenuptial agreements are thankfully gaining popularity and shedding many years of unfair stigma, shedding light on their less common cousin, the postnuptial agreement, in the process. A postnuptial agreement offers some of the same protections that a prenuptial agreement does, but operates a bit differently.

How does divorce affect lifestyle?

Preparing to withstand your divorce and rebuild afterward is a difficult process. Many individuals do not fully comprehend the scope of a divorce at first, and poor legal counsel may focus on saving some particular asset or right rather than looking at the larger picture of how the divorce may affect a client's overall lifestyle. It is important to work with your attorney to make sure that you truly understand how your divorce affects each area of your life so that you do not get caught off guard by the process.

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