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How does community property work in divorce?

When it comes to dividing marital property during a divorce, there are either community property or equitable property states. As a community property state, Texas courts divide marital property in a specific way. When you are preparing for your divorce, it can help to understand how community property law operates.

The difference between a contested and uncontested divorce

If you are considering filing for divorce, you may be wondering what it will look like once you are in the midst of it. There are two types of scenarios that typically play out when a couple is divorcing. The first is when both spouses are very bitter and the conclusion is delayed due to constant battling back and forth. The other is when both parties have been open with each other about the divorce and even agreed on most, if not all the issues that are between them.

What is full faith and credit?

As difficult as child custody issues in Texas can be to resolve, matters become even more complicated when one parent moves out of state, whether by choice or by necessity. If you are a parent dealing with interstate custody issues, whether you are the parent moving or the parent left behind, you should know that moving your children to another state does not nullify the existing child custody agreement. According to FindLaw, the federal Full Faith and Credit Law requires states to abide by and enforce valid custody orders made elsewhere and prevents them from modifying orders made in another jurisdiction. 


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