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Uncontested Divorce Help in Texas

Uncontested divorce is a low cost, less complex way to resolve a divorce in Texas. Uncontested divorce is a divorce in which the spouses have an agreement on the custody and property issues in their divorce. The result of an agreed divorce, is to end the marriage with an enforceable, clear decree. The decree should describe the agreement of the parties on custody, child support, division of property and debts and any other important issue in a way that is clear for the parties and allows them to enforce the terms of the decree in the future. Three benefits of...

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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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What can I do if I want an uncontested divorce in Texas but can’t find my spouse?

ometimes a married couple in Texas will decide to separate and eventually lose contact with each other. At some point one spouse decides he or she needs an uncontested divorce and not to fight over the terms of the divorce. The non-filing spouse has a right of due process under the federal and Texas constitutions to be notified of the divorce proceedings. The spouse not filing for divorce must be served with process (a copy of the petition plus citation). If the other spouse has moved on and started a new life somewhere else then finding that spouse for service may...

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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 Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth, often with the help of uncontested divorce lawyers. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested divorce avoids most of the cost and delay in the typical contested divorce. In Tarrant County we have special family courts (like Dallas) that only deal with family law issues. (Like divorce and child support.) Family law attorneys around Texas know Tarrant County is a different animal when it comes to family...

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Income Withholding for Support Form – Child Support in Fort Worth, Texas

A parent can receive child support in a divorce or other custody proceeding in a Tarrant County Family Court or Dallas County Family Court. A court order for child support places an obligation to pay child support on the other parent. The child support order itself does not ensure payment of child support. The most common way to obtain child support is through an income withholding order. Income withholding on child support in Texas An income withholding order is an order directed at the employer of the parent obligated to pay child support (the obligor) to withhold a portion of the obligor's...

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How to prepare for family court in Tarrant County, Texas

The majority of my family law practice is in Tarrant County where I assist clients with divorces, child custody, child support, modifications and enforcements. I spend a lot of time in the Tarrant County Family Courts and that gives me opportunities to see how a lot of people appear and behave in the courthouse and courtrooms. Although the family court judges in Tarrant County are generally fair-minded, there is a lot of information they can glean from you and your claims based upon your appearance and behavior. The last thing you want is to spend money on court costs and...

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Is there a benefit to having a divorce attorney of the opposite sex or same sex?

There are a lot of misconceptions about how divorce works and how divorce attorneys work. Most of these misconceptions are thanks to television shows and movies that depict divorces wrongly in almost every way imaginable. One of the biggest misconceptions people have about divorce and Fort Worth divorce attorneys is that there is some super secret edge to getting a divorce attorney of a certain sex or age or appearance. Many people seem to think the sex of your divorce attorney can play to your advantage. Usually there are a few different lines of thinking on this. Some people think if you...

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Ten Common Mistakes People Make in Divorces in Tarrant County and Dallas County

Divorce is a time where preparation, rational thought and a willingness to make long term decisions are critical but these things can be hard to do because divorce is often also a very emotional time. Texas family law attorneys assisting clients in divorces have a responsibility to the legal interests of their client. Some attorneys take an aggressive approach while others prefer mediation or collaboration. This is true whether you are in Dallas, Bedford or Fort Worth. No matter the approach taken by the divorce lawyer, the divorce lawyer’s ability to benefit the client is often hindered by the client's emotional...

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How accurate are online accident claim calculators?

You can find websites with online accident claim calculators and formulas to calculate the potential value of your accident claim. Some websites just give you the standard formula typically used by insurance companies while more advanced websites actually give you a calculator where you can put in your injury, medical bills and other losses and it will calculate a range of settlement values. How accurate are these websites? For an accident claim in Texas, they are not particularly accurate. If you have been in a wreck then you should talk to a lawyer about your claim. An online calculator can...

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What is the process for divorce in Texas?

Divorce in Bedford, Dallas and Fort Worth is a judicial process to dissolve a marriage. It requires the help of the courts. Divorce in Texas can be a fairly simple process though. The family courts in Tarrant, Dallas, Collin and Denton counties can make the divorce as painless as possible. There are two ways a divorce can go before the courts: uncontested or contested. In both cases one spouse must file a petition for divorce to the family courts. Service of process must occur upon the other spouse and he or she must have an opportunity to answer. (Process is the legal term for...

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Bedford Divorce Attorney on: Can I use LegalZoom for my Tarrant County divorce?

LegalZoom is a modern version of the do-it-yourself legal forms available at office supply stores. This DIY approach to the law treats legal forms like mad libs: just fill in the form and that’s it. Typically the justification for LegalZoom for divorce in Texas is cost. While I understand the cost perspective, there are key concerns to consider before using LegalZoom for a divorce, or any legal need. Many people seek low cost divorce attorneys and other low cost options for their divorces. Often these non-lawyer options claim to be low cost and affordable. However, when you look at the pricing model...

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How long does a divorce take in Texas?

In Texas a divorce may not occur until at least sixty days after filing the divorce petition in family court. Due to procedural issues, the family court may not have the ability to grant the divorce for a longer period. Generally a contested divorce will not resolve in sixty days. An uncontested divorce in Dallas or Fort Worth may well be completed within that time. Many factors may affect how long your Texas divorce takes, including: The degree of conflict between the spouses; The complexity of issues in the Texas divorce; Whether the parties hired divorce lawyers; The effectiveness of the divorce lawyers to negotiate...

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Consumer credit cards and debt in a Fort Worth divorce

Consumer debts tend to be a huge part of divorces, which my firm handles a lot. In terms of marital property in Texas, credit card debt is usually within the top six financial components within the household (along with the house, cars, mortgage, retirement accounts and car loans). Under Texas law in Dallas and Fort Worth, divorces can divide consumer debts, like credit cards; but courts cannot waive the liability of either spouse to a credit card held in both names. There are many financial considerations during a divorce to put each spouse in the best financial position possible. It can...

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Why are retirement accounts so important in a divorce in Texas?

Retirement accounts are assets, just like bank accounts, cars, houses, boats, furniture and so forth. They tend to be community property (at least partially) so like all other marital property they require division among the parties. These property laws and the procedures to divide them can be complex. Working with a divorce attorney in Fort Worth or Dallas can be beneficial. Retirement plans in a Fort Worth divorce Often retirement accounts are the largest assets within a marriage, especially for older couples nearing retirement. Certainly if retirement accounts are not the largest assets, they are second to the homestead in all cases, since most...

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Why does my spouse get part of my 401k or pension in a divorce?

Spouses in Fort Worth and Dallas are entitled to part of your retirement accounts in Texas because the federal law surrounding retirement plans allows for spouses to earn an interest in your retirement accounts during the marriage. State law allows for family courts to divide these assets based upon a domestic relations order. (That usually becomes a QDRO when the plan qualifies it.) In this case, state law provides the method to divide the accounts. The law states that employment income earned during a marriage is joint marital property. Because retirement savings are part of that income, the spouse has an entitlement...

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What is a living trust and should I have one in Texas?

Known as either a “living trust” or a “revocable living trust”, a trust is a legal creation to simply passing assets from one generation to the next without having to rely on a will and probate courts, which can be more expensive, more complex and financially disadvantageous. While there are many kinds of trusts that operate differently, at their core all trusts work the same. They are legal fictions in which a GRANTOR puts property (including cash, securities and real property) into the trust by transferring title to the trust, for the benefit of the BENEFICIARIES, with a TRUSTEE who...

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