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May 2015 Archives

Exploring family law rights, options for victims of abuse

We want to take a moment to clarify a point we made in the last post on our Dallas family law blog. In discussing the subject of which partner gets the house during property division in a divorce, we noted that it's illegal for one partner to simply kick the other out of the house if it's shared property. We briefly noted the exception of domestic violence, however.

Who should get the house in a divorce?

We began in the last post here on our Dallas family law blog a discussion of how to avoid some financial pitfalls when you've reached the end of a marriage. These included overlooking assets, underestimating one's expenses post-separation and acting based on emotions during property division.

Avoiding common financial pitfalls in the divorce process

The economic downturn of the past few years has impacted Dallas families in a number of ways. Perhaps one of the less obvious ways has been causing married couples to put off a divorce in favor of the relative economic stability they may still have in their marriage, regardless of their emotions. With an improving stock market and other signs of recovery today, some may be reassessing whether they have reached the end of a marriage.

How can my prenuptial agreement be found invalid?

Prenuptial agreements serve an important purpose for those entering a marriage. These documents, often thought of as marital contracts, specify many aspects in order to protect assets and rights. Therefore, asset possession may be delineated, marital duties specified, and joint business matters might be addressed. However, in order for these provisions to carry weight in the event of a divorce, the agreement must adhere to specific rules. Below are some of the most common reasons why a prenuptial agreement may be found invalid.

Texas family law for couples with international challenges

In a previous post here on our Dallas family law blog discussed a recent court ruling that legally recognized a disputed divorce that took place in another country. Because our state has always been home to a diverse population of residents who came from south of the border and across the sea as well, family law issues that straddle international boundaries are no stranger to Texas courts.

Texas court rules on couple's disputed overseas divorce

Texas is and always has been home to a diverse immigrant population. When members of these communities -- or Texas natives who marry into them -- face family law challenges, difficult questions can arise. A recent Texas appeals court ruling provides an example of how our state's laws handle tough questions involving family law issues from overseas.