The division of real estate is just one more thing to be considered in a divorce. If that divorce is highly contested it can be a challenging aspect to navigate as both parties want the property and will fight for it tooth and nail. On the other hand, in an amicable divorce neither party may
Last week I wrote about standing orders, specifically Dallas County’s. This week we’ll continue to discuss the provisions of the Dallas County Standing Orders, and what they mean for your case.
We last left off on section four of the orders. As previously mentioned, these provisions deal with community property and how it is to…
When you file for divorce in Dallas County Texas a set of orders come into effect. Neither you or your spouse need to file anything else or request that the orders, they simply exist because your divorce case exists. These orders are called Standing Orders, and they relate to children, pets, property, and the conduct…
When it comes to dividing a retirement account such as a 401K or a pension, extra steps are required in addition to the final divorce decree dividing such accounts.
Continue Reading How is My Retirement Divided After a Divorce in Dallas, Texas?
Our lives are becoming more and more connected to technology. Without even thinking about it, spouses may have digital or virtual assets with value to the community estate that should be considered in the division at divorce.
Continue Reading Digital and virtual assets as part of the marital estate and division of property
A point of confusion for many in the family law context is the viability of a rule 11 agreement to settle an issue or a whole case.
Continue Reading Rule 11 agreements are revocable before judgment is rendered
I was asked recently about whether becoming a partner in a professional company creates community or separate property. The Husband worked for a firm prior to marriage and shortly before the marriage was offered a partnership interest in the firm. He and the firm signed the partnership agreement a few months prior to the marriage. After the marriage, he began receiving the benefits of the partnership agreement. Now, he and his wife are headed for divorce and he wonders if she is going to be entitled to part of his partnership interest.
Continue Reading Becoming a Partner — Ownership Interest in Divorce
Many paying parents want to put restrictions on what child support can be spent on, to prevent the other parent from personally using the money. While it may seem like child support is being mismanaged to some – and maybe in some cases it is being mismanaged — Texas law does not support placing restrictions on how child support is spent.
Continue Reading What Child Support Covers – And Does NOT Cover
Another complex issue that can arise in family law cases involves the characterization of trust distributions received by a spouse during the marriage.
Continue Reading Trust distributions – community or separate property?
Occasionally I have parents who have the ability to pay the child support obligation in advance in a lump-sum payment.
Continue Reading Lump-sum payment of child support can still be modified in the future