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Texas’ separate-to-community property conversion process

Many of the San Antonio clients that we’ve worked with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. come to us panicked for not having signed a prenuptial agreement prior to marrying. Now, they’re concerned that with their marriages ending, they will lose much of what they might have brought into the relationships. If you share this same concern, than it may be important for you to take long look at how property is classified in Texas, and what steps need to be taken before property that was brought into a marriage is considered shared.

How can you divorce someone living overseas?

For most, initiating a divorce involves simply walking down the hallway and stating their intentions to their spouses. Yet what if your spouse lives in another country? First know that you are not alone; in fact, the website LongDistanceRelationshipStatistics.com reports that 2.9 percent of all American married couples live apart. Whether your original intent was to remain married while living in separate countries, or he or she moved abroad following a separation, carrying out an international divorce can be rife with challenges.

How can you divorce someone living overseas?

For most, initiating a divorce involves simply walking down the hallway and stating their intentions to their spouses. Yet what if your spouse lives in another country? First know that you are not alone; in fact, the website LongDistanceRelationshipStatistics.com reports that 2.9 percent of all American married couples live apart. Whether your original intent was to remain married while living in separate countries, or he or she moved abroad following a separation, carrying out an international divorce can be rife with challenges.

Estate Planning and Divorce

For many of those in San Antonio who come to see us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, estate planning is the last thing on their minds. Yet if you’ve recently divorced, have you considered the implications that may have on your estate? If you have yet to give any real thought to how your assets will be disbursed once you are gone, the immediate aftermath of a divorce is a great time to start.

Estate Planning and Divorce

For many of those in San Antonio who come to see us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, estate planning is the last thing on their minds. Yet if you’ve recently divorced, have you considered the implications that may have on your estate? If you have yet to give any real thought to how your assets will be disbursed once you are gone, the immediate aftermath of a divorce is a great time to start.

Uncontested divorce in Texas

While few in San Antonio go into a marriage thinking that it will end in divorce, statistics show that many will end up facing the reality of it. Indeed, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that an average of 3.7 of every 1,000 Texas residents divorced every year from 1990-2012. When couples start discussing divorce, a number of concerns can arise. Divorce proceedings can easily turn into a long, ugly process that takes a heavy emotional toll on all of the parties involved. Yet while sometimes circumstances will necessitate contesting a divorce, many couples can typically end their marriages in a relatively fast and easy fashion through an uncontested divorce.

Uncontested divorce in Texas

While few in San Antonio go into a marriage thinking that it will end in divorce, statistics show that many will end up facing the reality of it. Indeed, data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that an average of 3.7 of every 1,000 Texas residents divorced every year from 1990-2012. When couples start discussing divorce, a number of concerns can arise. Divorce proceedings can easily turn into a long, ugly process that takes a heavy emotional toll on all of the parties involved. Yet while sometimes circumstances will necessitate contesting a divorce, many couples can typically end their marriages in a relatively fast and easy fashion through an uncontested divorce.

Debt allocation during divorce

Many of the of the clients that we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. have debts along to go with the assets that they must determine how to split with their spouses. This may prompt you to ask how debt is divided during divorce proceedings. Just as the court has guidelines that determine what is separate and marital (community) property, so too does it define who assumes what debt between spouses.

Debt allocation during divorce

Many of the of the clients that we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. have debts along to go with the assets that they must determine how to split with their spouses. This may prompt you to ask how debt is divided during divorce proceedings. Just as the court has guidelines that determine what is separate and marital (community) property, so too does it define who assumes what debt between spouses.

Explaining Texas’ stance on parental relocation

Many of those who come to see us here at the law office of Roland R. Esparza have question regarding relocation following a divorce. Those moving divorcees with children want to know what, if any, restrictions they face as part of their child custody agreements. We’ll examine those in this post.