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How Could Property Be Divided During My Divorce?

How property is divided during a divorce varies depending on the state. Texas law recognizes community property rules during a divorce. This is where both spouses have equal ownership of properties or assets that were acquired during marriage. How community property is divided depends on the circumstances. Texas law requires community property to be divided in a “fair and right” manner. This does not mean that properties and assets are divided 50/50. Many factors may be taken into consideration when dividing community property. Certain assets or joint debts may also be considered community property. For instance, retirement accounts may be divided. The family dog might also be considered community property during a divorce. In this case, the dog would go to either you or your spouse. What Property Can I Keep After a Divorce? You could also retain properties that are considered separate from your marriage. These may be properties…
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Is There More Than One Type of Divorce in Texas?

Divorce can be a confusing and frightening prospect for many married couples who want to split. There may be confusion over how divorce works in Texas and which options for divorce may be available. Some options for divorce in Texas have been mentioned in recent blog posts. However, there are multiple types of divorces in Texas that you may not know about. The different types of divorces in Texas may include but are not limited to: Mediation. We have talked about mediation (a mediated divorce) on many recent blogs. The reason why our blog discusses mediation so often is because it is an excellent divorce option for some people. If you are willing to cooperate with your spouse and use a mediator to create your divorce terms, then the divorce process may be much less stressful. Mediation is also an out-of-court divorce option, which can make it less expensive and…
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Should You Consider a Mediated Divorce?

Divorce proceedings in the US have a reputation for being inherently adversarial. When many people think of the word divorce, they imagine former spouses fighting tooth and nail over of the terms of the divorce agreement. While this can happen in some cases, divorce is not always adversarial. There are options for negotiating divorce agreements, such as mediation, that help foster cooperation between ex-spouses who cannot agree on the terms of their divorce. Mediation has advantages over a traditional divorce. It is likely to be less expensive. During mediation, you and your ex-spouse create the terms of your divorce with the help of a neutral third party (a licensed mediator). Mediation also encourages cooperation, which can make divorce easier on families. However, mediation is not a good option for everyone. Former spouses must be willing to compromise for the process to work. If you are easily intimidated by your ex-spouse…
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