201711.16
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Can I Annul My Marriage?

Legal Marriage Annulment A legal annulment means a marriage was not valid from the beginning. It is different from a religious annulment. A legally divorced person might get a religious annulment. The religious annulment has no effect on the divorce or on the ability to get a legal annulment. Effect of Marriage Annulment Annulment means…

10 Common Misconceptions About Prenups
201711.14
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10 Common Misconceptions About Prenups

There are many misconceptions about prenups in Texas, even among lawyers. These are the ones I have heard most. There are many more. For years prenups were not allowed by the law, causing misconceptions. The law varies by state, creating confusion; and movies take license about misstating the law. This makes better movies, but also…

201707.25
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When Reinvested Earnings Become Commingled Community Property

It can be difficult to tell when reinvested earnings become commingled community property, as divorce is always complicated by a business. Most businesses retain some of their earnings to drive growth opportunities over the near term and as cushion for a downturn. These assets can be crucial to the business’s functioning, but they can also…

201707.13
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Are Restricted Stock, Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units Community or Separate Property?

Restricted Stock Units (RSU’s), stock options, & restricted stock are only valuable if the employee remains employed for the required period, usually the vesting period. When part of the vesting period occurs during marriage and the other part is before or after the marriage, the assets are part community and part separate property. Only community…

201707.10
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How To Write A Bullet-Proof Texas Post-Marital Agreement

If you’re getting ready to sit down to prepare a postnup, you should know the basics of how to write a bullet-proof Texas postnup partition & exchange marital agreement. There are essentially two different kinds of considerations that you’ll want to make to ensure that the contract will hold up against any questions of its…