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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How Do I Prepare for Court?

Posted on April 10, 2018 by Chris Kirker

Although different court appearances call for various methods of preparation, we can provide some general tips to consider for any appearance: Keep in contact with your attorney, and be responsive to requests for preparation sessions. This is particularly important if you are scheduled for a hearing where you may need to give testimony to the […]

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