If my spouse and I live in different counties, where should we file for divorce?

If you and your spouse live in different counties, the county in which the divorce is filed is an important consideration. Some counties in Texas have Standing Orders that immediatelyContinue reading “If my spouse and I live in different counties, where should we file for divorce?”

What are the rights and duties of a conservator?

The Texas Family Code provides a list of twenty-seven rights and duties that a person may have to a child. Of those, most child custody disputes focus on only fourContinue reading “What are the rights and duties of a conservator?”

Can I get reimbursed for paying off my spouses student loans?

No. The Texas Family Code explicitly provides that a few things cannot become a reimbursable claims upon divorce. Student loans are one of those items. This is a matter ofContinue reading “Can I get reimbursed for paying off my spouses student loans?”

Do I have to live in Texas to get divorced in Texas?

Texas Law requires that one of the spouses must be a resident of the State of Texas for six months in order to get divorced in Texas. Additionally, Texas LawContinue reading “Do I have to live in Texas to get divorced in Texas?”

Can I get reimbursement for my separate property that I invested in our house?

It is possible for one spouse to have a claim for reimbursement for separate property that was invested into the community estate. Typically, this takes the form of one spouseContinue reading “Can I get reimbursement for my separate property that I invested in our house?”

Can my spouse get part of my retirement, 401k, or pension in a divorce?

Texas is a community property state. This means that all property acquired during marriage and on hand at the time of divorce is community property belonging to both spouses equally.Continue reading “Can my spouse get part of my retirement, 401k, or pension in a divorce?”