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Category Archives: Discovery

How Divorce Affects Social Security Benefits in Texas

The process of divorce is difficult at any age or circumstance. However, it can be especially intimidating later in life. The more knowledge you have about how your divorce will affect Social Security benefits, the better prepared you’ll be for your retirement years following a marital breakup in Texas. Here’s a glimpse at how divorce …

How to Deal with Financial Abuse Before or During Divorce in Texas

There can be many unanticipated and ugly sides of a divorce. Financial abuse is one way that a divorcing person may try to attack or undermine their soon-to-be ex-spouse, and it can be absolutely devastating. In these kinds of situations, an attorney can help you get access to funds that you rightfully deserve access to, …

Dealing with Psychological & Verbal Abuse During Divorce

Sadly, abusive marriages are not entirely uncommon. It happens to both men and women. If it happens to you, the best thing you can do is get out. Unfortunately, the divorce process may exacerbate this behavior from an abusive spouse, and things may only become more difficult in the short term. Identifying Abuse Even if …

Your Next Steps After the Words “I Want a Divorce” in Texas

You or your partner has finally said the big words: “I want a divorce.” In Texas, the law provides a straightforward legal process for this to happen. But you’ll need a guide, an experienced attorney who can take you through the process successfully. At Ramos Law Group we specialize in divorce and will work hard …

What is Community Property in Texas Divorce?

Each state has its own set of laws that govern the division of property during a divorce or dissolution of marriage. Community property is a term for the assets that a married couple owns together. There are nine states that recognize the philosophy of community property, including Texas. Which assets are considered separate or community property is what guides the Texas court systems through the divorce process.

Is it Better to File for Divorce First in Texas?

If you are the first to file for divorce, you will be known as the Petitioner. Ultimately, the differences between who files first are minimal but there are some procedural considerations as you will see below. The Petitioner May Choose the County If there are multiple counties in which the courts could have proper jurisdiction, …