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Standard of Proof to Modify Temporary Orders

On August 13, 2018

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A common situation litigants face in a complex divorce is multiple temporary orders hearings.  The family code is not clear on what standard of poof is necessary to modify a prior temporary order.  The 14th Court of Appeals has addressed the issue in In re McPeak.  In the McPeak case a temporary order was rendered requiring […]

New Tax Act Changes Rules for 529 Plans

On June 21, 2018

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529 plans are a common asset that’s divided in a divorce.  Perviously these funds could only be used for college expenses.  The new Tax Cut and Jobs Act changes that to allow 529 plans to be used for homeschooling and private school tuition up to $10,000 per year.  This option should be part of any […]