Conscious Uncoupling

Posted on April 3, 2019 by Chris Kirker

The expression conscious uncoupling was popularized in March 2014 by actress Gwyneth Paltrow, and singer Chris Martin when they announced the breakup of their marriage by stating that they intended to “consciously uncouple”. The expression refers to the act of ending a marriage or relationship as a positive step to better the parties’ lives, remain […]

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If your spouse acquired the home through inheritance, a court may find that the home is characterized as that spouse’s separate property. However, you may be able to pursue a reimbursement claim for having reduced the principal amount of the debt owed on the home if funds used for the mortgage payments came from your […]

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MY SPOUSE DIDN’T WORK, WHY IS MY SPOUSE OWED ANYTHING?

Posted on June 8, 2018 by Chris Kirker

For breadwinners of the family who are considering divorce, it can be frustrating to think that a non-working spouse may be entitled to a significant portion of your hard-earned wages. Understanding Texas community property concepts can help you move forward with the process and prepare a reasonable settlement proposal. In Texas, wages earned during the […]

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What is a Protective Order/Restraining Order?

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Chris Kirker

In some situations, a court may grant emergency relief in the form of a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order or a Temporary Restraining Order. If family violence has occurred, a party with standing based on a relationship might pursue a Temporary Ex Parte Protective Order. Depending on the type of relief requested, the Respondent may […]

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