"Temporary Orders" in a divorce case are court orders which are in effect until the final decree is entered. They are temporary because they do not, and are not intended to deal with all the situations that will arise in the future. They are a short-term solution to keep things stable while the divorce is proceeding. The "Final Decree" is a document that will be created when the divorce case … [Read more...] about Anxious About Missing Provisions in Your Temporary Orders?
Sometimes a divorce is finalized but the family home is not sold immediately. The reasons for this can vary; the couple wants the home to be maintained for the children, the home is not ready for sale, or the real estate market in the area is changing and the couple is waiting for the optimal time to sell. In these cases, the divorce decree should provide specific terms as to who gets what, … [Read more...] about Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale
If you have a family law case that is going to be heard before a jury, it may be helpful to understand which issues will be decided by the judge, and which will be decided by the jury. The Jury can determine: Fault in the breakup of the marriage- a finding of fault is taken into consideration when it is time for the split of the property. Characterization of property- whether certain … [Read more...] about Judge & Jury in a Family Law Case… Who Decides What?
If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court's judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may be about the division of property, for example, turning over certain assets, money, real estate or property to … [Read more...] about Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do
Although a final divorce decree is supposed to “split” the property once and for all that is not always the case. There are a variety of reasons why a couple may find themselves dealing with property issues months or years after the final decree has been signed. Here are some of the most common: Retirement assets (401K, private and governmental retirement benefits and … [Read more...] about Dealing With Financial Issues Long After the Divorce is Final?