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Valuing Property In A Divorce

Once the extent of the community versus separate marital estates is established, the next step is to determine the value of the assets and debts. Various procedures are used depending on the nature of the asset. For cash assets, like bank accounts, brokerage accounts, and most types of retirement accounts, the value is obviously the [..]

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Personal Injury in Texas

Accidents can happen anywhere. You may be on your way to work, running errands or shopping in a local store. Perhaps you are with family or friends, spending time on hobbies or recreational pursuits. You may even be on vacation, or in the process of traveling to meet family. One minute you are going about [..]

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Filing for Divorce

Any divorce, even one on friendly terms, must begin with the filing of an “original petition for divorce” in a state district court. Some counties, such as Ector county, have specialized courts that deal only with family law matters like divorce. Other counties send divorces through the same general district courts used for all types [..]

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Who Gets the House?

Many clients in divorce cases want to know “who gets the house”. The home is often the largest single asset in a divorce, so it is important to know what factors are important in making this decision. Judges distinguish between who gets the house on a temporary basis, while the divorce is pending, versus who [..]

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Protect Your Kids in a Divorce

Divorce is a hard time for anyone. Frequently, a spouse will feel an overwhelming need for protection out of a fear of the changing situation and unknown future. For example, frequently women are so busy taking care of the children and the household that they leave managing the money to their husband. As a result, [..]

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5 Ways To Prepare For Divorce

Although societal stigmas still exist to some extent, divorce is far less scandalous these days and is often viewed as something that just happens to some couples. If you are divorcing, this is a healthy perspective for you to remember as you navigate the process and move forward. Clients often say, “Divorce is an emotional [..]

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5 Custody Myths in Texas

#1 Parents Who Don’t Pay Their Child Support Can’t See their Children When your ex has missed a few child support payments, it might sound pretty appealing to prevent them from seeing your child. That’ll show them! But before you let emotion cloud your judgment, consider the consequences. If you withhold possession and access of [..]

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Child Support is Late….What Can You Do?

As part of your divorce, you and your Ex were given a court-ordered arrangement, and a significant part of that decision was probably child support payments. Many parents are dependent on this money from their ex to help them provide for their child. When the party who is responsible to make child support payments doesn’t [..]

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The Schoel Law Firm Scholarship

We at The Schoel Law Firm know the value of getting an education. We also know how expensive it is to get that education, so we are going to give you a hand… Announcing The Schoel Law Firm 1st Annual Scholarship Essay Contest! If you are or will be, enrolled at Odessa College (OC) or [..]

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Personal Injury in Texas

To determine whether you have a viable personal injury lawsuit or claim, you should begin by asking yourself three basic questions: First, did you suffer an injury and not just property damage? Second, were your injuries caused by the negligence of another person? Finally, do you have recoverable damages? If the answer to all three questions is “yes,” [..]

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