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What to do if the opposing spouse in a divorce has hidden assets

Like marital dissolutions throughout the country, those in Texas can take an ugly turn when two spouses do not agree about certain issues, including child custody, child support, spousal support and the division and distribution of property, assets and debts. Each issue has its own problems, but one of the hardest to resolve can be the distribution of assets.

Overview of the Texas Property Division Statute-Part II

Dallas residents may be aware that marital agreements are common in Texas as well as in other states, and courts consider such agreements to be a useful tool for resolving property division issues amicably. If the court feels that the terms and conditions of a marital agreement are appropriate, it will approve the agreement and the entire property division process will be completed according to that agreement. However, if the court feels that a marital agreement is inadequate, it may order the spouses to prepare a revised agreement, or it may require the spouses to enter into a contested hearing.

Overview of the Texas property division statute-Part I

Dallas residents may be aware that Texas is a community property state. That means that any property acquired by a couple after marriage, irrespective of whose name it is in, ispresumed to be marital property. In the event of a divorce, assets that are part of the community property estate are generally often split equally between the spouses. Additionally, Texas courts can also order a disproportionate division of the divorcing couple's estate while taking into consideration the best interest of both spouses and the children.

Consider marital agreements to protect yourself during divorce

There comes a time in many marriages when the relationship no longer seems to work anymore. Arguments between the spouses take center stage and resolving even miniscule issues seems like a mammoth task. In these situations, many Dallas, Texas, residents would agree that it would be better if the couple were to part ways. However, even during the separation process, the spouses are often at war with each other because of a number of issues such as child custody, alimony, child support and property division.

The pitfalls of divorce Texas residents should be aware of

Many couples in the country, including those in Texas, come out of divorce with the thought that they have given up a substantial chunk of their finances and possessions. Couples who are going through the divorce process are sometimes so hell-bent on seeking revenge that they do not see the larger picture.

How does the collaborative law approach to divorce work in Texas?

For most people, ending a marriage is sad, but it does not need to be angry and bitter. Separating and moving on can be done in ways that allow formers spouses to reach agreements without rancor; this is what the collaborative law approach attempts to do. So how does a couple use the collaborative approach in Texas?

Help with divorce decree modification in Dallas

Divorce may have a ring of finality to it. Yet there may be times when a divorce decree may need to be modified. And this happens everywhere, including in Texas. A spouse may remarry or a parent may start earning more; and all this will necessitate divorce modification. Sometimes, divorce modification issues may become quite difficult; and then, a person will need the support of a tough and aggressive attorney, who can successfully argue the case in court.

Short-term marriages and quick divorces have many causes

Most people think marriages that fail quickly-within months or a couple of years-are primarily a problem for celebrities. In fact, many ordinary Americans, including Texans, are divorcing soon after marriage. There is no one single reason for these quick and abrupt divorces. Some follow sudden courtships, and others follow long relationships. The reasons for divorce are as varied as the reasons couples marry.

New Year's resolutions after divorce for Texas residents

January not only marks the start of a new year but it also marks the beginning of a new life after marriage for many residents in the country, including those in Dallas, Texas. A set of regulations that can make the first year after a divorce the best year are outlined here.

Oil mogul Hamm's fortune dips as he appeals divorce judgment

Divorce typically wounds emotionally, often putting into play a kaleidoscope of emotions, such as depression, sadness and frustration. A person experiencing divorce may find it difficult to think with a clear mind. Yet it is important to be level-headed when going through a divorce primarily because divorce also has many financial implications that can wound more deeply and for a longer period of time. The situation seems to be particularly critical when the wealthy divorce.

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