Who Should File Divorce First?

This video is made by Megan Cook to help people understand that they do not need to stress out about being the first person to file for divorce. Bottom line:  There is not an advantage with the judge for filing the divorce first.

Fidelity Retirement Divisions in Divorce

If you have a 401(k) or other retirement account with Fidelity, I hope this post will give you a piece of guidance for your starting point. When it comes to dividing retirement in a divorce case, there is a specific document that is used to divide each retirement...

What Happens If I Empty The Accounts During a Divorce?

Wright v. Wright shows what can happen in Texas, when one spouse empties the accounts at the beginning of a divorce case. In this case, linked to below, Jodie filed for divorce.  The same day, husband emptied out their joint checking and savings accounts.   He also...

Reopening a Divorce Case- Timeline

When someone in Texas recently tried to reopen their divorce case more than 30 days after the case had closed, the court plainly said no: On December 24, 2019, appellants, Zsolt Petko and Zsuzsanna Adam, proceeding pro se, filed a "Motion to Reopen Case." The Texas...

Annulment Law in Texas

Texas Marriage Annulment: Does Divorce Law Provide for Legal Separation  In Texas, a marriage ends through divorce, death, or annulment. When a marriage is annulled, it is declared "void." Annulment in Texas is different from divorce. While a divorce ends a legal...