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FIRST RIGHT OF REFUSAL - WHAT IS IT?

Posted by Anita Cutrer | Jul 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

First right of refusal is a term used to describe when divorced or separated parents are obligated to look to the other parent for babysitting instead of somebody else.  This term or concept is not found anywhere in the Texas Family Code.  However, in Tarrant County Family Courts parents often as...

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PARENTING PLAN - WHAT IS IT? DO YOU NEED ONE?

Posted by Anita Cutrer | Jun 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

When parents split up, whether they were married or not, it becomes important to decide how much time the children spend with mom and how much time they spend with dad.  Other issues that need to be decided is where the kids go for breaks and holidays, who will pick the kids up after school and m...

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HOW DIVORCE IMPACTS YOUR CREDIT SCORE

Posted by Anita Cutrer | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Your credit history and credit score are unique to you. They do not change when when you get divorced. But your credit score can change in the wake of a divorce. For example, late payments, delinquency or default can affect your credit score. Closing credit card accounts or removing yourself as an authorized user can have an effect as well.

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CREDIT CARD DEBT AND DIVORCE

Posted by Anita Cutrer | May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some times divorcing your spouse is easier than divorcing your credit card dept.  Even if your divorce decree orders your spouse to pay the credit card debt in your name, you have a contract with your credit card company.  Therefore, you are legally responsible for paying the credit card debt.

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Six Common Mistakes Clients Make in High Asset Divorces

Posted by Anita Cutrer | Jan 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

If you are fortunate enough to have a large volume of marital assets there is much at stake for you in the divorce process. It is important that you make sure that your financial well being is protected for your post divorce life. Because the stakes are high it is important that you do everything to protect yourself.

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Free Credit Report Freezes

Posted by Diane Wanger | Sep 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Finally, the government has taken a consumer-oriented action. All three credit reporting agencies have to provide free credit report freezing and unfreezing now. You have to set up the freeze individually, but it doesn't take much time.  The harder part is that you have to create a pin and USE ...

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IRS has a mobile App now IRS2Go

Posted by Diane Wanger | Aug 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

In divorce there are tax related questions that come up.  While it doesn't appear that you can get copies of your returns this way, it does seems that this app could be useful.  The security portion looks helpful too.   Anyone with tax questions can just grab their phone for answers. The IRS has...

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Child Support Cap and Other Factors

Posted by Diane Wanger | Feb 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

In Texas, the calculation of child support is initially straightforward.  There is a "cap" on the amount of income that child support can be based on, currently that "cap" is $8550 of net resources. See an attorney for how this may impact you.

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Hiring a Divorce Attorney?

Posted by Diane Wanger | Apr 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Talk to more than one attorney before selecting one.  If you and your spouse are going to be arguing over temporary use of the house and money or access to the kids,  this is crucial. If you anticipate an agreed uncontested divorce, this is less important.There are so many attorneys practicing fa...

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Child Support Cap

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

In Texas, the calculation of child support is initially straightforward.  There is a "cap" on the amount of income that child support can be based on, currently that "cap" is $8550 of net resources. See an attorney for how this may impact you.

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Troubled Relationship? Divorce or Counseling?

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

I told you last year that I would tell you more about my dishwasher fixing story which relates to assessing the decision to stay together or get a porce. We bought a dishwasher eight years ago and it was fabulous. It would clean well and you could put the dishes in without washing them. Recentl...

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Trying New Technology

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Okay, I am trying it.  This is my first foray into youtube videos.  This is not so informational, but future ones will be.  I am just excited that I figured out how to do this.  Did I tell you how I fixed my dishwasher last week.  I am actually more proud of that.  No man help.  I will tell you m...

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DIY Divorce Forms in Texas On Rise

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There is a huge uproar in the legal community among professionals who practice family law.  It centers around the decision of the Supreme Court to offer DIY  forms for porce matters. Family law has complexities that cannot be adequately represented with a fill-in-the-blank form.  If you are in a...

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Always Learning more about Divorce

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was in Austin earlier this year at a continuing legal education seminar on Collaborative Law.  We had a speaker who explained that brain research shows how humans under stress will grab at the first solution that they see as solving the "issue".  That is true even if they have been trained to i...

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New Year

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here's a double double wish for a Happy New Year.  Not only is it after 1-1-12, but the Chinese New Year  is today.  This is the Year of the Dragon.  The symbol Dragon in the East is not a threatening evil as is in the West.  The Dragon to the Chinese is a symbol of among other things, power. Now...

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Does Your Life Reflect Your Values?

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was flying back from vacation, flipping through the audio tracks and came across a talk show where the lady was saying "you can't be living a rich life and living someone else's values". Oh how true. Many times when people see me about a porce they are far from taking that final step to start ...

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What Is Collaborative Divorce, Collaborative Law?

Posted by Diane Wanger | Mar 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Collaborative law is an interdisciplinary porce process defined by statute in the State of Texas. It is for people who are unable to negotiate and agree to porce terms on their own but who wish to settle the case outside of court. This process also allows each spouse to have their own legal advoc...

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