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December 2014 Archives

Property division rules in Texas

There are lots of difficult decisions that must be made when a couple decides to end their marriage. After child custody matters, perhaps the most important is deciding how to divide property amongst the divorcing couple. However, the couple's choice is not the only deciding factor-where a couple decides to divorce is also important. Some states follow the equitable distribution rules whereas some follow the community property principle in a divorce.

How can a collaborative law divorce benefit Texans?

When Dallas couples think of divorce, their minds may flash to acrimonious courtroom scenes that leave emotions and wallets in tatters. However, a divorce does not always have to leave parties feeling bitter and resentful towards each other. A collaborative law divorce provides an alternative by helping the parties involved reach a settlement that helps ensure everyone is able to live the best possible post divorce life.