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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…

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…

Once a divorce is filed, if you know there’s no way you can continue to live with your spouse, there are only two options: you move out, or your spouse does. This installment will address the option of you moving out, and we will discuss having your spouse move out next week.  In the first…

In the first post of this blog series we discussed the option of continuing to live with your spouse after the divorce is filed.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.  Usually when spouses try to cohabit during the divorce proceedings it’s either because the parties fear relinquishing their rights to the…

One of the biggest concerns people often have when they are planning to file for a divorce is where they will live once their spouse gets notice of the divorce.  There are basically only three options when it comes to deciding where to reside.  Each option has its pros and cons.  This three-part series will…

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…

Common law marriage in Texas is something that comes up more often than many people would suspect.  It seems like a lot of people know someone who is common law married, or at least that person thinks he or she is common law married.  Unfortunately, many people who think they might be common law married…

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…

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