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Removing financial liability for property after divorce

Many citizens of Texas have had to undergo the divorce process, but the financial repercussions of the marriage do not necessarily end at the same time as the marriage. Even after the divorce decree is years old, it can be possible for an ex-spouse to be the target of collection efforts and subject to damage to their credit rating due to possible financial inaction or irresponsibility on the part of the other former partner.

Anthony and Lopez finalize divorce

Texas residents that enjoy the music of Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez might have heard that their divorce was finalized in a California family law court on June 19, 2014 after three years of marriage. The judge awarded joint legal custody to both parents regarding their six-year-old twins. The entertainers came to an amicable agreement regarding visitation and agreed that no child support or spousal support was necessary.

Director faces tough divorce

For Texas couples about to end their marriages, it may be difficult to think of property division and the various aspects of the legal process. Though any divorce is fairly involved, some high asset divorces involve a special level of complexity. The current proceedings of director Michael Moore, for example, include the division of tens of million of dollars that he and his wife of 23 years, Kathleen Glynn, accumulated over their marriage. Moore is well-known for various documentaries, most notably "Fahrenheit 9/11". Though he is quite a bit more famous than Glynn, she produced several of his documentaries.

Impact of capital gains on property division in divorce

For some Texas residents contemplating divorce, there are questions about basic choices that are made during that process. Decisions over alimony and property, as well as retirement accounts, may best be made when a workable understanding exists.

Actor files for divorce, seeks joint custody

For many couples, divorce can lead to strong emotions, disagreements and considerable stress. However, those who are going through a high asset divorce may have an even more complicated separation. In McKinney, TX, people who are dealing with the end of a marriage should thoroughly review their options and do everything they can to prepare for divorce properly. From property division to child custody, there are many things that some people in this position have to consider.

Texas man allegedly thought his legal separation was a divorce

When two people come to the end of a marriage, they must participate in important legal processes that validate the termination of their marriage. If an individual fails to comprehend the implications and underlying principles associated with divorce, as well as its distinction from legal separation, they may later face negative legal repercussions.

Study addresses prominence of divorce in relation to U.S. economy

Issues related to money matters, including financial dishonesty and conflicting spending practices, are some of the most widely noted reasons why couples in Texas choose to end their marriages. Recent findings indicate that America’s improving economy is causing an increase in the national divorce rate.

Texas professor evaluates factors that affect divorce rates

There are many reasons why two people may decide to end a marriage. Financial disagreements, communication issues and infidelity, for example, are commonly stated causes of marital separations. A recent study evaluated alternate influences that can affect marital stability and the probability of getting a divorce.

Considering student loans during property division can be complex

In Texas, property that was obtained during a marriage is considered to be jointly owned by both spouses. Since Texas is a community property state, all marital assets are evenly split during a divorce. However, property that was acquired prior to the marriage, received as a gift or inherited by one spouse is considered separate property and will be retained by the owner.