dividing property in divorce

Recently there has been quite a bit of media exposure over alienation of affection claims arising out of a North Carolina Court. Under the case in North Carolina, the mistress who was allegedly responsible for breaking up a 30 year marriage was sued by her lover’s ex-wife and awarded $9M in damages! North Carolina is one of seven states to recognize alienation of affection claims, in which spouses can sue third parties that they allege interfered in their marriages. Texas, however, does not recognize alienation of affection claims in divorce cases.
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As a Dallas divorce lawyer, one of the most frequently asked questions I receive is how can a client control the costs of his or her divorce. Understandably, clients expect top notch service in a cost effective manner. One of the more costly aspects of any divorce involves dividing up the community estate. I recently came across a great blog post that offered some practical ways to help keep costs down in dividing the community estate. Although the focus of the post dealt with dividing personal property contained in the home, a lot of the suggestions are applicable to dividing other parts of the community estate.
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