Three things you can do to protect your money during a divorce

Nov 4 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

When a Houston couple is considering a divorce, it is an especially emotional and stressful time. There is so much that needs to be done but it can be hard to even think straight. One of the most important things that happens during a divorce is regarding finances. There are a few things a person can do to protect their money during a divorce. There will be life after a divorce, so taking a few …

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Does a postnuptial agreement make sense?

Oct 28 2016 - Posted by , in Postnuptial Agreement, Prenuptial Agreement

Prenuptial agreements are becoming more and more popular among Houston residents who are engaged. But the lesser known postnuptial agreements are also becoming more popular. These may make sense for married Houston couples. A postnuptial agreement spells out what happens to assets and debts if a couple is to be divorced. The postnuptial agreement is drawn up and signed after a couple is married. There are many reasons why a couple would draft a postnuptial agreement. One …

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What can I include in my prenup?

Oct 21 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

Although bringing up the topic of a prenuptial agreement, or prenup, with your soon-to-be spouse may be an uncomfortable conversation, especially with all the joys of a wedding and a lifelong commitment to your future, there is no denying that the benefits of a prenup are vast. But what can be included in a prenup? More than you may think. A common belief is that prenuptial agreements only cover a couple’s property division in the …

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Family pets and divorce

Sep 23 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

Many Houston families have pets. In fact, according to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, between 37 percent and 47 percent of American households have a dog, with between 30 percent and 37 percent having a cat. When a couple decides to get a divorce, it can be hard to figure out who gets to keep the family pet. A couple going through a divorce have many issues they need to work out. These may …

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A prenuptial agreement does not have to be something negative

Sep 9 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

When a Houston couple gets engaged, the least romantic thing they may be able to think of is creating a prenuptial agreement. Deciding on a date, venue, dresses, decorations, and everything else is way more exciting and romantic. But, taking the time to discuss a prenuptial agreement can be good for the marriage. Many couples are still hesitant in creating a prenuptial agreement. They may think their fiancé will not agree to it and will then …

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Research shows specific times of the year when divorce increases

Sep 2 2016 - Posted by , in Divorce, High Asset Divorce

Many Houston couples will come to learn the heartbreak and stress that a divorce can bring to their life this year. No one enters a marriage thinking it will end in divorce, but for many couples, this becomes reality. New research suggests that there are certain times of the year when a couple is most likely to get divorced. The study by a major university analyzed divorce filings in that school’s state over 14 years. It found …

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Property division should be discussed with a divorce attorney

Aug 18 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

When a Houston couple gets married, the last thing they consider is whether their marriage will end in divorce. But for many couples, the end of a marriage is a reality. During this emotional time, there are certain items that should be discussed with a divorce attorney, including children and property division. Depending on a person’s situation, there are many different items that will need to be discussed with a divorce attorney. If children are involved …

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in Texas?

Aug 11 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

When a Houston couple is going through a divorce, one of the most contested areas to work out is property division. Property division can be difficult and complicated to navigate. Along with assets such as the family home, retirement benefits can also be large and a very important benefit to be divided. Although retirement benefits may not be the first thing that comes to mind when sorting out property division in a divorce, they often can be …

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Dividing property in Texas, a community property state

Aug 4 2016 - Posted by , in Property Division

When a Texas couple decides to divorce, it can be an emotional and trying time. Property division is one of the most important and contentious topics that couples need to work out. But how does property division work in Texas, a community property state? Many people think that because Texas is a community property state, the marital property is equally divided between the spouses. In reality, property is divided based on a manner that is “just and …

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Divorce among the older population

Jul 22 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

When a couple gets married, the last thing on their mind is divorce. No Houston couple expects their marriage will end in divorce, but for many couples this will be the reality. A divorce can happen at any time during the marriage, but for those who are facing a divorce later in their lives, it can be difficult. The divorce rate among all couples may be on the decline, from a peak in the 1970s and …

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