Property

After the "petition" is filed, and ONLY after the petition is filed, the Petitioner can present the Respondent (the other spouse) a Waiver of Service. Anytime someone is sued, including uncontested divorces, they are entitled to notice of the lawsuit. The Court will require proof...

A common issue in a divorce is the division of an automobile when the car debt is in the name of both parties. These can be tricky situations because they involve a third party, a creditor. Below I discuss possible options to divide a car...

In a prior article we discussed the basics of an uncontested divorce in Texas. But what exactly is an uncontested divorce? An uncontested divorce means that you have agreed on the following: actually getting divorced; division of all property and debts; and (if applicable) all child related...

This post will be the first in a series of posts on agreed or uncontested divorces in Texas. Everything in here applies anywhere in Texas. Since we will be addressing uncontested divorces, I am going to keep it very basic. However, before beginning a discussion on an...

A pre-marital agreement is an agreement you reach with your future spouse regarding how property accumulated during the marriage is handled in the event of a divorce.  It can be as simple as setting out that all property brought into the marriage stays the property...