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Does separate property become marital property when comingled?

Before people marry each other they have a life. They have jobs, earn income, have bank accounts, start retirement accounts, purchase homes and other real estate. When they get married they may get rid of some of their personal belongings, but they will generally keep the valuable assets and property that they acquired. They will also generally use those assets…

What is the best interest of the child in 2021?

The best interest of the child is a legal standard used by courts to help answer case issues involving the custody of children. The courts often turn to previous case law when making decisions, and when it comes to the best interest of the child cases in Texas, courts often turn to Holley v. Adams. In this case the court…

Parents cannot terminate their rights to avoid child support

For most parents, the relationship with their children is one of the most cherished bonds in their lives. Yet, this may not be the case for your spouse. If you two are divorcing, they might have floated the idea of terminating their parental rights to avoid paying child support. Not only could this outcome leave you high and dry financially,…

Wealthy Texan and wife trade accusations in high-asset divorce

It is not uncommon for Texas businesspeople to accrue significant wealth. The state is known for its entrepreneurship, innovation and hard-charging business style in myriad industries. For those who have accumulated vast assets, having family challenges can cause consternation and fear. Divorce can be costly in many ways and people who are in the process of getting a high-asset divorce…

Divorcing couples should contemplate these financial factors

Divorce is challenging, especially when it comes to money matters, No matter how well-off you are financially, you will still need to consider your finances when getting a divorce. The following addresses what any couple should take into consideration financially when going through a high-asset divorce. As you go through the high-asset divorce process, it is important to document everything…

Finding hidden assets in a divorce

While one of the biggest bones of contention in a divorce can often be property division, when one partner in life has been concealing assets it can add a whole new level of strife to the situation. If loss of trust in a marriage is a common thread that leads a couple to decide to go their separate ways, it…

What can you include in a prenup in Texas?

You may have worked hard in your younger years to build a sizeable nest egg. Moreover, you may own a house, a vacation home or other valuable assets prior to marriage, especially if you married late-in-life or it is your second or subsequent marriage. And, if you receive an inheritance prior to marriage, you certainly want to protect it. All…

Remember joint bank accounts during divorce

Divorce requires attention to major property such as your home along with numerous other assets obtained and commingled during your marriage. Joint checking and savings accounts are among the assets that require particular attention, even in a high-asset divorce. Freezing accounts Divorce can bring out the greed in spouses and act like a starting gun for a race to the…

How much say does a child have in custody decisions?

In Texas, children of a certain age have the option to tell the court which parent they would like to live with. Specifically, the law has a process under which a child at least 12 years old can tell his or her wishes to the judge.  The judge may also choose to interview a child under 12. The judge may…

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