Texas is a community property state, which means marital property is divided 50/50. Does the same go for marital debts?
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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.
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.
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.
What should you do if you filed for divorce and your spouse does not respond or do anything?
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?
After your spouse has filed for divorce, you were probably served divorce papers. What steps should you immediately take?
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?
A petition is filed with the court to begin the divorce process. Once the court accepts your petition, you will need to serve your spouse. This is also referred to as service of process.
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