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Posted November 27th, 2017 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Transcription below: Good morning, I’m Marivonne Essex, and I am the Red Headed Lawyer. I want to talk to you today about some common misconceptions that people have about property division in Texas. These are the things I see when people come in to talk to me about getting a divorce. Property division in Texas

Posted May 10th, 2017 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Back in 1970, Texas became one of the first states to offer couples a less confrontational, less expensive way to end a failed marriage. It was known as “No Fault” Divorce, and many at the time believed it would be a disastrous social experiment with American families. However, there is evidence now suggesting that rather

Posted April 21st, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

People just can’t help it. Even the most congenial divorces usually involve some level of hurt feelings and rejection. And then things can quickly deteriorate into a legal tangle worthy of a Grisham novel. True congenial divorces are pretty rare. And even if the two parties get through the initial emotional trauma, logistical issues, and

Posted April 30th, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

In most divorce cases, the marital home is the largest jointly owned asset and is subject to division per the Texas community property laws. Unlike other community property states, Texas judges are not required to divide property settlements in a straight 50-50 ratio. Instead, assets can be divided in a “just and right fashion,” which

Posted October 10th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

There are many common myths concerning divorce in the state of Texas, which include: If I get the kids 50 percent of the time, I won’t have to pay child support. Texas has a no-fault divorce system, so my affair is irrelevant. Texas doesn’t have alimony. I bought it with my earnings, so it’s mine.

Posted May 19th, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Often times, when a marriage goes downhill, spouses may opt to separate rather than divorce. In some cases, a separation can be beneficial due to financial reasons, or it can allow both sides time to decide if divorce should be the final resolution. However, in many cases, opting for the path of least resistance may