What If the Car/House/Property Is Not Titled in My Name?

Posted on February 13, 2018 by Chris Kirker

The name in which a piece of property, real or personal, is held does not conclusively establish the asset’s characterization. Using the Inception of Title Rule, we will need to examine the timing and method of acquisition to determine whether a piece of property should be characterized as a separate or community asset. For example, […]

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What if My Spouse is the Primary Wage Earner?

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Chris Kirker

If you anticipate that you will not be able to support yourself from your own separate property, not all hope is lost. Although Texas does not recognize alimony as many other states do, you may be successful in pursuing a claim for spousal maintenance to support your minimum reasonable needs. The term “minimum reasonable needs” […]

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What Can I Do to Prepare for Divorce Before Someone Files?

Posted on January 18, 2018 by Chris Kirker

Divorce can affect several aspects of your life, both personally and professionally. You do not want to be caught off-guard and unprepared if you are suddenly served, and it’s best to plan ahead if you are the first to file. For the property, you currently own, be sure to keep everything as separate as possible […]

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Posted on January 3, 2018 by Chris Kirker

Generally speaking, property acquired prior to marriage is separate property, and property acquired during a marriage is community property. However, Texas law provides that property acquired through gift, devise, or descent is considered separate property even if such property was acquired during a marriage. It is important to know that separate property must be confirmed, […]

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