Financial Fraud in a Marriage

Financial fraud in a marriage can occur in various ways.  Usually, but not always, the violating spouse has more power and/or earning capacity than the other spouse. Ways in which financial fraud can occur: 1. Fraudulent spouse spends money on extramarital relationships or on other family members without the innocent…

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Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information

Depending on how long you have been married and when your spouse earned his or her retirement, you may be entitled to a share in your divorce. An individual may even have more than one retirement plan – (due to employment with the government/armed services, or multiple positions during working career).…

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Bonuses, Commissions and Other Tricky Splits in Divorce

If you are getting a divorce, and you or your spouse earns bonuses or commissions, be aware that these are assets that will need to be revealed in the divorce and may be split between the parties. Once the divorce is begun information will be shared between the parties and…

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Can you buy a House While you are Going through a Divorce in Texas?

Can you? Yes. But should you?  Probably not.  At least not without some preparation. Here are some things you should know if you are thinking about buying a house before your divorce is final. Texas is a community property state.  There is not a “legal separation” in Texas.  So, you…

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