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How will our property be split?

Assuming there is no prenuptial agreement, marital property in Texas is usually divided 50/50. However, the judge has some discretion when dividing community property and can give the parties a disproportionate share.

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Can I Get Spousal Support in Texas?

Spousal support is also referred to as spousal maintenance and alimony. This is when one spouse has to pay the other spouse, usually monthly, for their support. If you are seeking spousal support, you must prove one of the four bases required by Texas law.

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My Spouse Cheated. Will I get more than 50%?

Texas is a community property state that does not recognize legal separation. This means any asset accumulated from the beginning of the marriage up until the trial date is considered marital property. Cheating, also known as adultery, is a fault ground recognized in Texas courts.

Can I Get a Divorce in Texas if My Spouse is Not a Resident?

Can I Get a Divorce in Texas if My Spouse is Not a Resident?

Residency requirements must be met by one or both of the parties in order for a Texas court to grant a divorce. Let us assume you meet the Texas requirements in which you have been living in Texas for at least six months and you filed for divorce in the county in which you have been living in for at least 90 days. How does a Texas court acquire the power to impose personal obligations, such as spousal support, on your nonresident spouse?

Texas: I got served. Now what?

Texas: I got served. Now what?

If you have been served, usually by a process server or a constable, you will receive a copy of the petition that was filed by your ex-spouse. It will state important information such as your case number and the court your case is assigned to. Now that you’ve been served, what should you do?

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