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Man arguing to exclude $20 million settlement from divorce

If and when married couples in San Antonio happen to come into a good deal of money, those assets may likely be considered marital property if they were to later divorce. Most may marry without the thought of ever divorcing or suddenly being awarded considerable wealth. Yet if both happen, and the money earned was primarily due to the work or sacrifice of one partner in particular, then he or she may argue that his or her efforts should cause such funds to be viewed as separate property. At the same time, the other partner might just as easily claim that he or she also had a hand (whether directly or indirectly) in earning the assets as well.

Divorce saga between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ends quietly

There may be times when San Antonio couples going through a divorce bring with them a fair amount of emotional tension in regards to the failure of their relationship. Oftentimes, couples are recommended to try and work through their divorce proceedings in mediation. Such sessions are conducted in private without the risk of any disclosures being made public. However, there may be cases where a couple is simply unable to reach an agreement as to the terms of their separation in mediation, in which case their proceedings may move on to court. While this may ultimately be a better forum in which to resolve their grievances, they potentially run the risk of having their “dirty laundry” aired in the public eye.

What is a qualified domestic relations order?

One of the assets most often overlooked by divorcing couples in San Antonio is retirement benefits. If your spouse has a retirement account, he or she may feel since such a benefit was provided by means of his or her employment, it is not considered to be community property. However, any benefits accrued by that plan during the time that you were married are indeed deemed to be marital property and thus subject to property division. In such cases, the court will issue a domestic relations order mandating your receipt of your portion of your ex-spouse’s retirement benefits. Your eligibility to receive that portion may not be official, however, until the retirement plan administrator determines if that order meets the criteria of being a qualified domestic relations order.

Former Jackson 5 member headed for divorce

When couples divorce in San Antonio divorce, the common school of thought may be that abuse or infidelity may have been involved. However, in many divorce cases, some couples cite irreconcilable differences as the grounds for their separation. As the name implies, irreconcilable differences are defined as one or both parties to a marriage determining that they are unable to reconcile with the each other over the differences contributing to their marital strife. Once this point is reached, both may decide it better for the marriage to be over given the potential for further discord.

Former baseball star and wife end their 29-year marriage

Many in San Antonio likely know at least one married couple that they would classify as being immune from marital problems. However, simply because a couple is able to treat each amicably in public and does not choose to air its “dirty laundry” in front of others does not mean that it enjoys an absence of marital strife. Issues can arise in any marriage, and in many cases, they may easily be able to drive a seemingly devoted couple apart. Oftentimes, there may be not be a reason given for such a split other than a couple simply having irreconcilable differences.

Understanding annulment in Texas

For many of the San Antonio residents we work with here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., getting divorced is not enough. In some cases, they may question whether the marriage was ever valid to begin with. This can be achieved through an annulment. If you are looking to challenge the validity of a marriage, you may want to learn all that you can about the annulment process so as to avoid any potential issues that may arise as it plays itself out.

Comparing fault and no-fault divorces

Many of the San Antonio clients that come to us here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C. are not aware of the differences between a “fault” and a “no-fault” divorce. If you are contemplating divorce, you may think that it is simply enough that you no longer wish to be married to your spouse. Depending upon the circumstances of your separation, that very well may be. However, in some cases, whether you plan on seeking a fault or no-fault divorce may need to be stated.

One-sided prenup denies hedge fund manager’s ex-wife alimony

For many San Antonio couples, the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement may seem like throwing a wet blanket over their burgeoning romance. Yet for those who bring significant assets into a marriage, such an agreement may be the only way to avoid losing a large portion of those assets should the marriage fail. Conversely, those asked to sign a prenuptial agreement by their wealthier partners may not wish to do so blindly. While the thought of the marriage not lasting may seem remote at the time, they may want to ensure that should it end, their prenuptial agreement provides them with favorable terms.

One-sided prenup denies hedge fund manager’s ex-wife alimony

For many San Antonio couples, the idea of signing a prenuptial agreement may seem like throwing a wet blanket over their burgeoning romance. Yet for those who bring significant assets into a marriage, such an agreement may be the only way to avoid losing a large portion of those assets should the marriage fail. Conversely, those asked to sign a prenuptial agreement by their wealthier partners may not wish to do so blindly. While the thought of the marriage not lasting may seem remote at the time, they may want to ensure that should it end, their prenuptial agreement provides them with favorable terms.

Highlighting the advantages of ADR

For many of the divorcing San Antonio couples with whom we work here at The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., the prospect of going through lengthy divorce proceedings may be daunting. They may also not look forward to have their differences aired in a public setting. If you would like to end your marriage quickly and privately, then choosing to do so through family court may not be the best decision. You may want to instead consider a process known as Alternative Dispute Resolution.