Business Divorce: What You Need To Know

Posted by Marci Martinez & filed under Blog.

Business partnerships can be like marriages. You start with the best of intentions, but sometimes things don’t work out, and a “business divorce” becomes necessary. Whether it’s a married couple that started a business during their marriage or a business partnership that’s breaking up, the process can be complicated and contentious. In this blog, we’ll… Read more »

Can I Date During the Divorce Process?

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A question many divorce lawyers hear from their clients is “Can I date during the divorce process?” There is no law that says a divorcing person cannot date, but it is highly recommended that you wait until the divorce is final before beginning to date. There are many good reasons for this. Wasting of Community… Read more »

Divorce and a Family Business

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If you and your spouse own a family business, your divorce will have an impact on that business. Texas is a community property state. Therefore, if it is a business you own together, it will have to be divided in a way that both you and your spouse will receive half of it. What are… Read more »

Divorce Is Not The End Of The World

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Years ago, two psychiatrists, Dr. Thomas Holmes, and Dr. Richard Rahe came up with a stress scale based on their evaluation of 43 different life events. They determined that the death of a spouse was the most stressful life event and second was divorce. Losing a Marriage Requires a Grieving Process When you first enter… Read more »

What Does it Mean to Have Divorce Papers Served?

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To be served with divorce papers or to have one party served is the first step in the legal divorce process. One party, called the Petitioner, initiates the lawsuit by filing a document with the clerk in the court that has jurisdiction. The document informs the Respondent, who is the person who is being sued… Read more »