Divorcing Debt: How Debt is Divided During a Divorce

Posted on January 20, 2020 by Chris Kirker

A divorce requires not only the division of marital assets but the division of liabilities as well. The community property presumption in Texas applies to both assets and debts. It is presumed that assets acquired during a marriage are the community property of the spouses. It is also presumed that when a spouse borrows money […]

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Child Custody and Divorce

Posted on January 13, 2020 by Chris Kirker

For couples with children, one of the biggest concerns in a pending divorce is what child custody will look like. While a child custody order will depend on a multitude of factors, the court’s primary focus in issuing its order will always be the best interests of the child.  Texas’s default custody order for children […]

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Every two years the Texas State Legislature meets to make changes to state law, including to the Texas Family Code. The 2019 Legislative Session concluded with minimal change to the Family Code. Below is a brief summary on some of the most relevant changes for Texas families: House Bill 3145 amended Section 153.073 of the […]

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How Do I File for Divorce When I Cannot Locate My Spouse?

Posted on December 30, 2019 by Chris Kirker

If you are uncertain as to where your spouse is, or if they have moved out of state without providing a forwarding address, you can still file for divorce in Texas and, after you have complied with certain procedural requirements, the court may permit you to serve your spouse by publishing notice of the divorce […]

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