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Separate Property: What is it?

By |2016-10-30T04:34:54+00:00April 1st, 2014|Divorce, Family Law|

Separate Property: What is it? Separate property isn't divided as part of a divorce.  Separate property is retained by the spouse who owns it.  Marital property is usually made up of both community property and separate property. In divorce, the couple plans how to divide the community property and keep their separate property.  Separate property is [...]

Legal Separation or Divorce?

By |2020-06-23T16:27:47+00:00January 28th, 2014|Blog, Divorce, Family Law, Jill O'Connell|

Legal Separation or Divorce? Which is the better choice, a legal separation or a divorce?  The question of choosing a legal separation instead of divorce is an easy question in Texas.  Texas doesn’t have legal separation and only has divorce.  Here are a few things about legal separation and divorce in Texas. Texas Family Code [...]

Tips to Remember about Property

By |2016-10-30T04:35:09+00:00August 23rd, 2013|Divorce, Jill O'Connell|

Tips to Remember about Property The start of a divorce can seemed rushed and busy because of all the information that is being passed back and forth between the lawyer and the client.  Very often, the area that is the most critical is the focus of the initial work.  For example, this time of year [...]

Divorce in the Media

By |2012-10-26T14:30:40+00:00October 26th, 2012|Divorce In the Media|

Fraud in divorce has been used quite a bit in the media lately.  The most common usages that I have heard have been regarding either 1) fraud in the marriage or 2) fraud in an agreement before the marriage – the prenuptial agreement.  Fraud is one of several grounds for annulment of a marriage.  When [...]