Common clauses in a prenuptial agreement

Mar 4 2016 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

When a Houston couple is in the midst of wedding planning the last thing they likely want to think about is divorce. Wedding planning can be an exciting time for couples, but it can also be important for couples to think about their lives after the wedding and what may happen in the event of a divorce. A prenuptial agreement is often a prudent measure that can ensure that a couple’s wishes are honored if they choose …

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Why some months are better and worse for filing divorce

Feb 8 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

People can decide to end their marriage for all kinds of reasons and at all times of the year, but for reasons that aren’t entirely clear, some times appear to be more popular than others. As we discussed in a previous blog post, January is the busiest month for divorce filings. For Houston couples who have divorce in the back of their minds, there are pros and cons as to why January may make sense …

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Kindness can go a long way during a divorce

Jan 29 2016 - Posted by , in Divorce

Any Houston couple who has gone through a divorce knows how emotional and traumatic the situation can be. During this time, it may be helpful keeping in mind that kindness can go a long way in a divorce situation. January is the busiest month for divorces in the United States. For many reasons people choose January as the month to end their marriage. A divorce is one of the worst things a person can go through and …

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What must a collaborative law participation agreement include?

Jan 21 2016 - Posted by , in Collaborative Law

Many Texas families face difficult decisions when it comes to issues such as a divorce. A divorce can be a complicated and emotional matter. But many Texas couples decide to use collaborative law to work through a divorce settlement. A collaborative law divorce is an alternative to the typical courtroom drama that is shown on TV. A divorce is worked out through the couple and their attorneys instead of going into court. There are many benefits for …

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Texas grounds for fault in a divorce

Jan 15 2016 - Posted by , in Divorce, High Asset Divorce

When a Texas couple gets married the last thing on their mind is a divorce. But a large percentage couples will go through a divorce. In Texas there are several grounds for fault for a divorce. When a person decides to file for divorce they need to list a reason. There are 7 grounds for fault in a divorce in Texas. The first is insupportability which means irreconcilable differences. This is the only fault that doesn’t …

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January is busiest month for divorces

Jan 8 2016 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

Now that the holidays are over many Houston residents will be making fresh starts for the New Year. The fresh starts may be exercising more, starting a new hobby, cutting down on sugar intake, or changing up a relationship. January is the busiest month for divorces. Family law attorneys are used to getting many divorce requests during this period. There are many reasons why people choose to seek out a divorce in January. Some stay together …

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When is a prenuptial agreement invalid in Texas?

Nov 25 2015 - Posted by , in Prenuptial Agreement

For many Houston residents a prenuptial agreement makes a lot of sense. When a person has significant assets or debts before they are married a prenuptial agreement can protect their interests. Even if a prenuptial agreement is drawn up there are reasons that it may be invalid. There are several reasons why a prenuptial agreement may be invalid. One may be that the agreement is not in writing or it was not properly executed. A prenup must …

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Lessons for Houston spouses from a celebrity divorce

Nov 20 2015 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

Celebrity divorces happen frequently. It seems as if each week there’s another one in the news. Sometimes a celebrity divorce can offer lessons for regular Houston residents going through a divorce. The Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom divorce offers a unique glimpse into what can happen for regular people going through a divorce. Although they filed their divorce paperwork back in July it has been backlogged in the court system. So when Lamar was rushed to …

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Who gets to keep the inheritance in a divorce?

Oct 16 2015 - Posted by , in Divorce, High Asset Divorce

Many Houston residents will receive an inheritance from a family member at some point in their lives. Sometimes these inheritances can be small and sometimes they can be in the millions of dollars. A person who receives an inheritance and later goes through a divorce with their spouse may be interested in knowing what will happen to that inheritance after a divorce. Although Texas is a community property state, not all assets are divided equally. An inheritance …

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Common mistakes that are made in a high asset divorce

Sep 25 2015 - Posted by , in High Asset Divorce

Houston area residents who are considering a divorce know how emotional a time it can be. There are so many things to consider at the end of a marriage and it is not a pleasant situation. For those who are involved in a high asset divorce there is a lot at stake. There are mistakes that people make that should be avoided. One mistake in a high asset divorce is that there may be assets that get …

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