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Texas marital property division

When people are considering a divorce in Fort Worth, they often have questions regarding how the property they have acquired during the marriage will be divided. Texas is a community property state, which means the courts view all property acquired during the marriage as being marital property no matter which spouse actually acquired it.

Texas adoption types

The main distinction in an adoption is whether it is open or closed. This refers to whether the birth parents and the adoptive parents have any contact with or knowledge about each other. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services handle most closed adoptions in the state, and the adoption is completely anonymous with no contact between the birth parents and the adoptive parents and child. In an open adoption, the adoptive parents raise the child, but the birth parents can visit and spend time with the child.

Visitation rights in Texas explained

Under Texas law, both parents have rights and responsibilities to their children. Additionally, judges want parents to work together toward the best interest of their children as this cooperation can provide clear expectations to their children. When parents are unable to reach an agreement on their own regarding how to divide these responsibilities, the court makes an assessment based on the child's best interest.

Choosing a state for a military divorce

Most people who live in Texas do not need to think about which state in which to file for a divorce. Because they live in the state, they file for divorce there. However, members of the armed forces and their spouses may have the option of filing for divorce because their situation often results in changes in residency. Choosing the state for a divorce is an important decision because the laws vary and may provide different benefits to those involved in the action.

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