When Does One Spouse Have to Compensate the Other Under a Postnuptial Agreement?

September 7th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Family Law

Pre- and post-marital agreements are commonly used to prevent the formation of “community property” during a marriage. In other words, anything brought into the marriage remains the separate property of the respective spouse. That said, a couple is always free under Texas law to convert separate property to community property by making a written agreement. […]

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Is Property of My Spouse’s Minor Child Part of the “Marital Estate”?

August 4th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Divorce

A common problem that arises in Texas divorce cases is how to properly classify certain property. Texas is a “community property” state, which means that any property acquired by either spouse during the marriage is presumed to be part of the marital estate and thus subject to equitable division in any subsequent divorce. By default, […]

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