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...