Common law marriage in Texas and your rights

Texas is one of the few states in the nation that still recognize “common law” marriages. Also called a “marriage without formalities” or an “informal marriage,” this is a legal marital relationship that begins without any official acknowledgment or ceremony. Understanding when a common law marriage exists — and what it means later — is…

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Retirement after divorce

Someone in San Antonio who is getting divorced in their 30s or 40s has a lot of things on their mind. Their retirement is probably not first on the list. Most likely, worrying about things like child custody, who gets to keep the house and other more immediate concerns are taking up more brain cells…

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Who gets what in a Texas divorce?

Property division following a divorce is a burning issue, and it forms the basis of conflict among many ex-spouses. When the divorcing couple can’t agree on dividing their property between them, the court may step in. Usually, the bone of contention centers around property acquired before or after the marriage. Below, we take a look…

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Summer travel with children after divorce

For some children, the highlight of the summer is going on vacation. Many parents don’t have to worry about much other than picking the destination and making the plans. If you have split up from your child’s other parent, though, there’s something else you have to worry about. That’s whether or not you can legally…

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Handling a breach of contract with a third party

As a business owner, it’s reasonable that you’d have to work with many different entities and individuals. Third parties may provide essential services to your business, such as delivering specific items you sell to your location or delivering the basics to keep your business up and running.  Normally, when you have a contract with another…

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What are the positive sides of divorce?

People often focus on the difficulties of divorce. They want to know how long the process is going to take, if they can afford it, how to make things easier on the children, and so on.  All of this is important, to be sure. However, it’s also wise to consider the positive sides of a…

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Does a recall mean you can’t sue over a defective product?

Defective products come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, the company fails to adequately test a product before releasing it to the public, meaning it doesn’t catch major issues. Other times, they may receive defective components or subpar materials that mean that a specific production batch doesn’t meet the standards usually upheld by the company’s…

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