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Fort Worth uncontested divorce lawyer answers top ten uncontested divorce questions

Uncontested divorce is a common path for people who have simple divorces or can agree on the terms of the divorce and want an affordable divorce. Agreed divorces in Texas are good options for many people in Fort Worth and surrounding areas. However, it's not a good fit for every person seeking a cheap divorce or a quick divorce in Texas. When questioning whether an uncontested divorce is right for you, you should consider several factors and make a decision that is best for your future. Today's post explores the top ten uncontested divorce questions to help you determine whether...

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Cheap uncontested divorce lawyer in Texas–Fort Worth and Dallas, Texas

Most people searching for cheap uncontested divorces in Texas, including Dallas and Fort Worth, seek out flat fee divorce lawyers. Cheap uncontested divorce lawyers in Texas often run between $500-1000 on a flat fee basis. In the Dallas and Fort Worth area you may find uncontested divorce lawyers running as much as $2500. Attorney's fees for contested divorces often run far higher and usually hourly rather than a flat fee. An important question for somebody searching for cheap uncontested divorce in Texas is what the divorce lawyer includes in the flat fee. A flat fee may include only document drafting....

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How long to get an uncontested divorce in Fort Worth, Texas without a divorce attorney?

Uncontested divorce, also known as agreed divorce, is a divorce in which the spouses have agreed to the property and custody issues. As a divorce attorney I help a lot of people with uncontested divorces in both Fort Worth and Dallas. A lot of people deal with their uncontested divorce without a divorce attorney and take their chances in court. The frustration for these folks comes at the final stage of an agreed divorce, known as a prove up, in which they propose the divorce decree to the judge and he or she hears testimony in support of the decree. If the judicial...

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Interview with Fort Worth Divorce Attorney Adam Kielich on Divorce

Adam Kielich is a Fort Worth divorce attorney and managing attorney at The Kielich Law Firm in Bedford, Texas. This is an adaptation of an interview provided for a local journalism program researching the Tarrant County legal system. This research includes the affordability of legal counsel, the efficiency of the courts and overall fairness in the legal system. The program does not focus exclusively on family law issues but due to the prevalence of divorce in Tarrant County it will play a larger role in the research. This version of the interview should not be considered a transcript of the actual...

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Does my uncontested divorce in Tarrant County, Texas have to have child support?

Under the Texas Family Code no divorce with children is absolutely required to include child support. Fort Worth divorces with children will often include child support because the court is required to consider the best interests of the child. In an uncontested divorce with children the spouses may agree not to include child support in the divorce for various reasons. Child support in an uncontested divorce in Bedford and Fort Worth, Texas Whether a judge will require child support depends entirely upon the discretion of the judge. I have never had a problem with a judge challenging an uncontested divorce where I...

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Spousal support in a Texas divorce: Fort Worth divorce lawyer

There is no guarantee of alimony or spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. Texas, like many states, changed its domestic relations laws (our Texas Family Code) in recent decades to curb the power of family court judges in Fort Worth, Dallas, and around other part of Texas, to grant any type of spousal support following a Texas divorce. In Texas there are two types of spousal support available to spouses: (1) spousal maintenance; and (2) contractual alimony. Maintenance is a form of spousal support within the Texas Family Code that a judge can order within statutory boundaries. Contractual alimony is a...

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Enforcing child support with child support liens and QDROs with Bedford Divorce Attorney

Unpaid child support is a serious problems for many families where the child support may be the difference between keeping food on the table or lights on in the home. Enforcing child support in court can be a challenge when the child support obligor hides money and assets, dodges the process server, or truly does not have the income stream to pay child support. There are a wide range of remedies available under the Texas Family Law to enforce child support and recover unpaid child support from financial assets of the obligor. Two of those remedies are child support liens...

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Child Support Beyond the Guidelines in Tarrant County, Texas

In family courts in the Dallas and Fort Worth area we see a wide variety of child support orders. If you didn't know better you might think judges come up with these orders out of thin air. Child support orders are actually carefully crafted against a specific set of guidelines under the Texas Family Code. Divorce attorneys and other family law attorneys calculate child support under the guidelines. We also consider whether the guidelines may not provide the child support order in the best interests of the child or children involved in the divorce or other custody lawsuit. The Texas Family...

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Collecting a judgment for unpaid child support under Texas law

The Texas Constitution and Texas Property Code set out powerful protections for Texans against creditors. For the average person these protections prevents most creditors from attaching property to satisfy a judgment on a debt. This protects the homestead and a significant amount of personal property in Bedford and Fort Worth. Property may be foreclosed to satisfy a debt when the debt is secured against specific property. The Texas Family Code, however, sets out an even more powerful weapon to satisfy a judgment for unpaid child support. Today's post will discuss this weapon and how it compares to the normal protections...

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Fort Worth QDRO Attorney on the 10% Early Withdrawal Penalty

QDROs are a powerful tool in the property division in a Dallas or Fort Worth divorce. They allow a party to receive part of an employee's retirement plan benefits (such as a 401k or defined benefit pension). Under the federal law that governs private retirement plans (ERISA) an employer generally may not take away or give part of an employee's accrued benefit to another person. (This is known as ERISA's anti-cutback rule.) The exception is for a qualified domestic relations order (QDRO) that awards a portion of the employee's benefit to a spouse, former spouse, child or other dependent of the plan...

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