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Estimating a home’s worth pending a divorce

For many Texas couples, divorce is a realistic solution to resolving marital conflict and reinstating a measure of tolerability in the relationship. However, divorce proceedings can be challenging and at times confusing when dealing with decisions regarding property division for example.

What are grandparents’ rights?

As a proud Texas grandparent, you probably do everything you can to stay involved in the lives of your grandchildren. However, situations occur where the children’s parents may keep them from you and not allow you to visit with them or be involved in their lives. In a situation like this, you should inquire about grandparents’ rights.

What does community property mean?

Texas is one of only a handful of states that follow community property laws when it comes to dividing assets in divorce cases. If you are getting a divorce in this state, it is important to understand what this means so you know what to expect when you get into court. As the Huffington Post explains, community property is the idea that all property you and your spouse owns belongs to you equally.

Modifying child support in Texas

If you currently pay or receive child support in Texas, there may come a time when you need to attempt to modify the amount of support given or received. There are certain guidelines that dictate the circumstances under which you may do so, and the decision will ultimately be made either through a court hearing or a child support review process. At Fabio & Merrill, we assist clients as they navigate these and other complex family law matters, and we have a firm understanding of the processes involved in modifying child support.

What are common mistakes couples make in a divorce?

If you are getting a divorce in Texas, chances are good that you hope everything will go quickly and smoothly. However, this does not always happen. Sometimes divorces get messy and can take a long time to finalize. Typically, though, trouble only happens when you make mistakes. You can learn from others. Knowing the common mistakes made can prepare you to avoid them during your own divorce proceedings.

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