Divorce

POSTED IN Divorce ON August 29, 2018

What can I do to minimize Divorce costs?

What can I do to minimize Divorce costs?

Going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging periods of your life. Things are likely to be difficult both emotionally and financially even if the split is amicable. Moreover, divorces can quickly turn messy and have the potential to be incredibly expensive. Unfortunately, time is often the only thing that can finally […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON August 20, 2018

My spouse had more debt when we married, do I have to pay?

My spouse had more debt when we married, do I have to pay?

Finances may not be the top concern when a marriage comes to an end but sooner or later, you are bound to find yourself asking important questions about who is responsible for the debt. How debt is divided in a divorce can depend on many factors, including the type of debt, the agreement with creditors, […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON July 16, 2018

How long does it take to finalize a Divorce in Texas?

How long does it take to finalize a Divorce in Texas?

A divorce is the legal end of a marriage which allows both spouses to remarry without committing bigamy. Bigamy is the act of marrying more than one person at the same time. How long it takes to finalize a divorce in Dallas, Texas depends on how cooperative the spouses are in ending their marriage and […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON July 10, 2018

What is Community Property?

What is Community Property?

Community Property in Dallas Texas is one of nine states considered a community property state. This means that in a divorce, most property acquired during the marriage is considered the property of both spouses and must be divided “equitably” under Texas law. Understanding the difference between community and separate property is important to understand how […]

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POSTED IN Divorce, Family law ON June 6, 2018

Dealing With Property in a Texas Divorce

Texas is a community property state. Community means the property belongs to both spouses. Property acquired during the marriage is community property. Even property that was acquired while domiciled outside of Texas, but being dealt with in a Texas divorce, is community property. Texas Family Code 3.003 says that property possessed at the time of […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON May 25, 2018

Dealing with Divorce Debt

Just because a debt was run up during the marriage does not always mean both spouses are liable. To be liable for a spouse’s debt depends on the type of goods or services the debt purchased and which property the creditor is trying to get. Basically, if your name is on the debt, you must […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 30, 2018

What’s The Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

What’s The Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

Alimony or Spousal Support? If you’ve been ordered to pay child support in the state of Texas, but you can no longer afford the required amount, you need to speak to an attorney. In Texas, non-custodial parents are required to pay child support until their child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from college. […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 23, 2018

What Happens In Texas If My Spouse Wants A Divorce But I Don’t?

What Happens In Texas If My Spouse Wants A Divorce But I Don’t?

If you’ve been hit with divorce papers, then know that you’re not alone. It’s actually pretty common for spouses to be served papers for a divorce that they don’t want to participate in, and we here at Thornton Law have witnessed this. Here are some of the most common reasons why a spouse wouldn’t agree […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 9, 2018

How to File for a Divorce in Texas

How to File for a Divorce in Texas

In Texas, petitions are filed to end a marriage due to an irretrievable breakdown. Petitioners have the right to choose any grounds that apply when starting their case. The petitioner must meet all the requirements to receive a final decree. Local attorneys provide assistance for individuals who need answers about filing for a divorce. The […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 2, 2018

How is Debt Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

How is Debt Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

If you are heading to a dissolution of your marriage, you need to have a basic understanding of the divorce process in Texas. One of the areas in which you need to become familiar is the manner in which a Texas court divides debt in a divorce case. Equitable Division of Assets and Debts The […]

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