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  • Reasons Why You Should Consider a Texas Prenup

    Mention a “ prenup ” and many engaged couples recoil. After all, entering into a marriage is all about trust, right? But think about it. Would you enter into any decision that affects you for the rest of your life without taking the measures available that protect you should the ... Read Article
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and how it applies in a divorce

    Fiduciary agreements exist across various types of personal and professional relationships. In the context of family law and marriage, “fiduciary” denotes the responsibility of spouses to act in one another’s interests, financially speaking. A spouse has a duty in equity and in ... Read Article
  • How farms and ranches can complicate a divorce

    In Texas, farms and ranches are usually owned by families, partnerships or family-held corporations and owners often have deep economic and familial ties to their land. In fact, it is not uncommon for ownership to go back several generations, with entire families contributing to ... Read Article
  • Factors That can cause a Disproportionate Award in a Divorce

    In short, disproportionate in the context of property division in divorce, means being out of proportion or other than equal. So how can a disproportionate award affect your divorce? The State of Texas is a community property state. Texas outlines community property as all ... Read Article
  • Dividing Stock Options in a Texas Divorce

    When divorcing spouses own complex financial securities, the division of assets can be a major point of contention. While stock options are divided following the same basic path as other assets, their classification and valuation can be substantially more complex. Below, our blog ... Read Article
  • In a Divorce, Don't Forget to Consider the Retirement and Pension!

    Did you know, equity earned over the course of a marriage in a pension fund, 401k savings account, or IRA is subject to division upon divorce ? Aside from real-estate, pensions and retirement plans are often the largest asset in a marriage. These assets present unique challenges ... Read Article
  • Dividing Wedding Gifts in Divorce - Who Keeps What?

    While Texas is a community property state, family law courts are required to grant a “just and right” division of marital property upon divorce . Anything that is considered marital property will be rewarded to one spouse or the other, based on how the judge determines to make ... Read Article
  • Are You Entitled to Your Ex's Pension Post-Divorce?

    This is a common issue. In practical terms, funds held in retirement accounts and pensions aren't generally disbursed immediately upon divorce . The tax penalty for early withdrawals on a 401(k) is one reason. Another is that pensions usually don't pay out until your ex retires ... Read Article
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