Month: March 2012

Woman with stolen identity gets hit with divorce from stranger

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

// When people seek a divorce, it is typically because the marriage is simply not working out. However, Texas residents may be interested to hear about a unique case in which one woman was served divorce papers from a man from another country that she had never met. The reason behind this mishap was simple: a stolen identity. Her...

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Property division more complicated for military spouses

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, March 22, 2012

// Property division is never easy when couples divorce, but it can get even more complicated when one spouse is in the military. When dividing up assets in divorce proceedings, a military pension can be one of the largest assets in the marriage. Even though the divorce court may decide the appropriate property division, if the...

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Pet custody property division divorce cases increasing

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, March 16, 2012

// When one thinks of property division in divorce proceedings, one tends to think of furniture, large electronics equipment, the family home and miscellaneous household appliances. However, one of the most complicated trends today is pets. Pets, under Texas law, are considered to be property, as is the case across the country. But...

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Electronic benefits could impoverish those owing child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Thursday, March 8, 2012

A new change in federal benefits policy could pose problems for those living in Texas who also owe child support. Before this policy change, states could only take 65 percent of whatever federal benefits a parent might receive in order to pay for back child support that the parent owed. However, because benefits payments are set to go...

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Facebook, marriage and divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, March 2, 2012

// Social networking has changed the way a lot of people communicate, and now it may be changing marriage and divorce as well in Texas and elsewhere. More and more, evidence gathered from Facebook is being used by splitting spouses in the courtroom. Indeed, according to a survey conducted by the American Academy of Matrimonial...

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