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Texas property division in divorces

People who are getting divorced in Texas probably know that Texas is community property state, but they may not be certain exactly what that means. In community property states, all property that is owned on the date of dissolution, as well as all financial obligations that have been taken on during the marriage, is presumed to be owned by both the husband and the wife. However, this is not nearly as straightforward as it may initially sound, and during the property division phase of a divorce the court will not always divide the community property equally.

Examining the role of alternative dispute resolution in divorce

Texas couples who are seeking a divorce may be interested in alternatives to going through a long trial in order to resolve the end of a marriage. These alternative methods can help to save money and headache. While a trial is one way to decide the terms of a divorce, the time and expense of the process makes it difficult for many former couples to go through. For this reason, many divorces end in a settlement arrangement, rather than a judicial decision. Alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediatio, allow the divorcing spouses to decide how their divorce goes on their own terms. This occurs through voluntary negotiations with the help of a neutral mediator who leads the former couple through these negotiations on the various important matters.

Director Michael Moore's contentious divorce set to go to trial

Dallas residents who are seeking to end their marriage may be interested in one Hollywood director's legal issues. After a 23-year marriage, Michael Moore and his wife, Kathleen Glynn, have entered a divorce after reported dispute regarding the use of marital funds.

Deciding whether to litigate a divorce

Texas couples who are facing contentious divorces may be trying to decide whether to enter litigation or settle for less than they believe they are due. However, there still may be a compromise between these two extremes. Only about 5 percent of divorces actually end up in litigation, so it is possible that many other couples come to this conclusion as well. There are a few ways to assess whether it is worthwhile to press all the way to a court case or try to continue negotiations without the help of a judge.

Parents fight for custody after misdiagnosed healing rickets

Two Texas parents are fighting for custody of their 18-month-old son after he was taken from their care when he was just 42 days old. The case started when the boy was just three weeks old while the family was living in Florida. The mother was changing the boy's diaper when she noticed swelling in his arm. After a trip to the emergency room with no diagnosis, the swelling returned several days later. This time, with the family now living in Texas, hospital staff noticed multiple fractures throughout the boy's body. He was transferred to Dallas's Children's Medical Center, and the parents say they were immediately suspected of child abuse.

Tax issues in a divorce

Texas couples going through a divorce may find themselves dealing with unexpected tax issues. As a community property state, assets are split 50/50 when a couple divorces. In most states, assets are split according to equitable distribution, which means assets are split fairly according to the divorce court. However, property division can quickly evolve into a complex family law case in any state when high-dollar assets are involved.

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