There is a push these days toward people doing their own legal work.  Companies like Legal Zoom® advertise that their forms are all people need to handle all sorts of legal work.  The Supreme Court of Texas has ordered the promulgation of fill-in-the-blank forms to help people do their own legal work.  But there are…

Single For Summer (part 3) For many people facing a divorce, the marital residence is their single biggest asset.  Often, aside from some retirement accounts, the most liquid cash to use during or after the divorce is tied up in the house as well.  There is more to dividing the marital residence than just who…

Single For Summer (part 2) A divorce is much more than just a legal proceeding.  A divorce affects every part of the spouses’ lives.  When facing a divorce, many people have questions about things that aren’t legal in nature because divorce means changes in relationships with family and friends, church, and finances and more. One…

A recurring theme I hear from people is the notion of keeping a failed marriage together “for the kids’ sake.”  It seems that many people who undertake this course of action actually plan to go through the motions of being married for years, until the kids graduate and leave the home.  At Youngblood Law, PLLC,…

It’s no surprise that adultery is one of the most frequent issues that lead to divorce.  In many, many consultations I have done with people before their divorce was filed, they came in believing the cheating spouse was doomed in court.  Generally, the person will smugly say “Oh!  And he (or she) cheated on me”…

There are significant advantages to having your spouse move out of the residence after filing a divorce.  Part two of this series discusses the option of you moving out of the house, and part one discussed continuing to live together during the divorce.  You can find part two here, and part one here.  Of the…

Today we will discuss some considerations regarding moving out of the marital residence.  First we will discuss some items to consider when choosing a new place to live.  Then we will discuss the legal ramifications of moving out.  Recently, we discussed the option of moving out of the marital residence when a divorce is filed. …

Did you know that Texas is a community property state?  We have discussed community property before, and you can find that blog here.  But did you know that community property law in Texas extends to the income of the spouses?  That’s right.  There is no “my paycheck.” Every penny earned by each spouse belongs to…

In a divorce there are typically three main concerns for our clients.  First and foremost are the kids, and understandably so.  Second is the division of the assets the parties own now.  Last, but certainly not least, are assets owned now that the parties will depend on in the future—retirement benefits.  These “future benefits” are…

Did you know that most people who file for a divorce have been thinking about it for two years before going to an attorney? Most people will file a divorce when they finally accept that the marriage is no longer serving a legitimate purpose, but it takes a long time for most folks to realize…

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