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Understanding the Basics of Community Property in Texas

Texas along with about a dozen other states use the community property standard for valuable things acquired during a marriage. Many states use the common-law system for determining ownership of assets. The common law structure makes determining ownership of property in a divorce easy - if one name is on the title, the lucky person is the owner. But, if two names are on the title, each spouse owns 50% of the asset. The property is not just real estate, but includes, cars, electronics, furniture and other tangible things.

Is uncontested divorce right for you?

Divorce is always an emotional process, but it doesn't have to end in hostility and frustration. Sometimes a court hearing is inevitable, but uncontested divorce is another option for divorcing couples. Here is some guidance if you are debating whether or not an uncontested divorce is right for you.

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