Characterizing work income

Characterizing work income – Based on what you know thus far about characterization of property, would you say income – whether it be that of your spouse or your own – is separate property or community property? Don’t jump to an answer too fast. Think about it, because not all answers for this topic are…

Burden of proof – Clear and convincing evidence

Burden of proof – Clear and convincing evidence – In a continuation of the “yours versus mine” community-property debate, I am going to spend this blog talking about the burden of proof spouses have in establishing separate ownership of property. Remember that the Texas Family Code presumes all property possessed by either spouse during or…

Open Adoption-Pros and Cons

Open Adoption-Pros and Cons – Giving your child away for adoption, be it for any reason, can be a little tough for birth mothers. Nowadays, the agencies and parents are encouraging open adoptions. However, there have been heated debates between attorneys and agencies on pros and cons of open adoptions. Open adoptions can be both…