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Dividing NASA Retirement Benefits in a Divorce

Whenever an astronaut speaks to “Houston,” they are talking to someone in Clear Lake. This area acquired the nickname “Space City” more than fifty years ago, and NASA remains one of the area’s biggest employers. About three thousand civilia… Read More
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Marital Property: Community vs. Separate

What is the difference between separate and community property? In dividing property between spouses in a divorce, the court must categorize all property as either separate or community. Separate property goes to the owner and community property is d… Read More
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What duty do I owe the spouse I am divorcing?

What is a fiduciary duty and do I owe one to my soon-to-be-ex-spouse? Generally speaking, a fiduciary is one who owes another a duty of integrity and fidelity, such as a lawyer to her client. See generally Lee v. Hasson, 286 S.W.3d 1 (Tex. App.—Hou… Read More
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Who Gets Custody of the Pet in a Divorce?

What happens to the family pet in divorce cases? When a couple divorces, their property will be split in a way that the trial court determines is “just and right”—see Tex. Fam. Code § 7.001 et seq—and custody of their children will be determ… Read More
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