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Old 10-03-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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My husband says if we divorce I will get "not one dime" and I have no right to anything? We have been married 19 years.

Is that true or even possible? I thought there must be some division of assets always.

I never signed any agreement saying I give up all my rights.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:52 PM   #2
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Why are you listening to the person who wants to divorce you? You need to consult with a local divorce attorney - the sooner the better.
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Old 10-03-2019, 07:54 PM   #3
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I m not listening to him,

That's why I am starting my research. And asking here. And reviewing other information as well.

In time yes I will get my lawyer if need be. We are not there yet.
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Old 10-04-2019, 05:21 PM   #4
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I wish to inform you that in Texas the court starts with a presumption that all the property earned or acquired by either spouse during the marriage is community property, owned equally by the spouses. If you have separate property you have to prove it by tracing it with "clear and convincing evidence." Separate property includes property acquired by just one spouse by gift or inheritance. The court divides community property between the spouses in a "just and right manner." In most cases, that means a 50-50 split. In some cases, however, factors such as unequal earning power and fault in the marital relationship can affect the division of property. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 10-04-2019, 09:53 PM   #5
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My husband says if we divorce I will get "not one dime" and I have no right to anything?
He's a liar. Texas is a community property state. You're entitled to half of everything you and he accumulated during your marriage.

Google Texas community property and you'll learn all about it.

I hope you are not thinking about staying married to a bastard who says that to you.

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We have been married 19 years.
If you have been a home maker for 19 years you might also be entitled to spousal support.
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Old 10-05-2019, 03:35 AM   #6
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Spousal support it extremely limited in Texas. Since there’s no mention of DV, she’ll have to prove she lacks the assets and ability to support herself. This includes proving she tried to find work.

After all that it’s limited to 20% of his gross income, and it can only be received for three years. Also it now counts as income and so she’ll have to pay taxes on it.
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Hopefully after 19 years they have some assets, and she should get some of those.
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In time yes I will get my lawyer if need be. We are not there yet.
"if need be"? A contested divorce is usually not a do-it-yourself matter. Consult with an attorney before you get served. And if you don't get served soon then maybe it's time for you initiate the divorce.
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