This article will outline the basic issues involved in alimony in a Texas divorce case. First, let’s get clear on the terminology. “Alimony” is the commonly used name for periodic payments of post-divorce support for a spouse, not to be confused with child support which is intended for support of the children of a marriage. Since as Texans we like to be unique, the statutory name given for alimony is “spousal maintenance.” So whether the term used is “spousal support,” “spousal maintenance” or just alimony, the meaning is generally the same: periodic post-divorce payments from one spouse to the other for the support of the recipient spouse. Continue reading →
When should you hire a family law attorney and when is it okay to use an online divorce form website to save a little money? This article will provide a few pointers to help you decide whether to do it yourself or retain an attorney.
What Does it Mean to Use an Online Divorce Form Website?
Essentially, using an online form website in your family law case means that you will represent yourself – you are acting as your own attorney. All of the online divorce form sites have disclaimers making it clear that they are not your attorney and that they are just preparing documents on your behalf. While it is your constitutional right to act as your own attorney, there are some significant risks involved that should be evaluated before Continue reading →
When dividing property in a Texas divorce you generally use a spreadsheet and fill in values for the major assets and debts. Then you work on splitting up those assets and debts between the parties to arrive at the percentage split you are seeking. Sometimes this is 50/50, sometimes it is disproportionate in favor of one spouse or the other. So mechanically it is a fairly straight forward process. The issues that arise most often are when the spouses disagree over the value of an asset. Continue reading →
Divorce is difficult for all parties involved, including husband, wife and sadly the children. Everyone’s situation is unique but there are some common pitfalls and mistakes that are more commonly encountered by men. In this post I will explore some of the most common challenging situations and mistakes made by men in divorce cases.
Mistake #1 – Agreeing to Very Bad Financial Divorce Terms
When it is the husband who wants the Continue reading →