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|TEXAS LAW ENCOURAGES AND PROMOTES THE RECONCILIATION OF COUPLES CONTEMPLATING DIVORCE. THE FREDRICKSON LAW FIRM EXPRESSLY RECOMMENDS COUNSELING FOR ALL COUPLES CONTEMPLATING DIVORCE BEFORE INITIATING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE.
NOTICE REGARDING SCOPE AND APPLICABILITY OF LEGAL SERVICES:
The attorneys of the Fredrickson Law Firm are licensed to practice law in all Courts in the State of Texas and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. The information and legal services provided are expressly not intended to be nor represented to be valid or accurate under the laws of any other state, country or jurisdiction.
The internet services provided by The Fredrickson Law Firm are intended for self-help use only. The documents provided to you by the Fredrickson Law Firm at your request are prepared in reliance on the accuracy, veracity and completeness of the information provided by you. The Fredrickson Law Firm bears no responsibility for the accuracy, inaccuracy, veracity, falsehood, completeness or incompleteness of the information provided to us. The documentation provided by The Fredrickson Law Firm is intended for use by you, the recipient, in the pro se prosecution of your divorce proceedings. No attorneys from the firm will act as your representative in any capacity or court proceeding. You are solely responsible for the filing of the appropriate documentation with the Court, payment of all applicable Court costs and fees, and attendance at any and all required Court hearings.
For Uncontested Proceedings Only
The documents prepared by The Fredrickson Law Firm are intended for use in uncontested divorce proceedings only. If you and your spouse cannot agree on the terms of your divorce, or if your spouse is represented by legal counsel, you are advised to retain your own legal counsel and to not rely on the self-help documents provided by this website. Extraordinary relief, such as protective orders, temporary and restraining orders are beyond the scope of the legal services provided by this website. If you determine or suspect that this type of legal relief is warranted in your case, you are advised to seek the direct representation of legal counsel rather than to attempt to represent yourself pro se.
No Tax Information or Advice
The Fredrickson Law Firm is providing no legal representation or tax advice in connection with the documents and information provided by this website. Some items and situations that arise in a divorce may require special treatment under the Internal Revenue Code and you are advised to consult with a tax adviser before proceeding with your divorce.
If you or your spouse are involved in a pending or ongoing bankruptcy proceeding do not use this website until you consult with a bankruptcy attorney. Most Texas Courts will not take jurisdiction over a divorce proceeding involving parties in bankruptcy because of the Automatic Stay provisions of Federal Law. You should consult with a bankruptcy attorney about lifting the automatic stay before proceeding with a divorce.
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Personal Information/Confidentiality Notice
All of the personal information collected about you is necessary to the preparation of the documentation you have asked us to prepare in connection with your divorce case and will be used only for that purpose. FLF will not collect any personal information about you, such as your name, address, telephone number, or email address, unless you provide it to us voluntarily. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. When you do provide us with personal information, we may use that information only in connection with the preparation of documentation necessary to the pro se prosecution of your divorce proceedings and to contact you to obtain additional necessary or clarifying information integral to the preparation of your documentation. Personal information on individual users will be kept confidential according to the requirements of the Texas Code of Professional Responsibility for lawyers. No personal information will be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties.
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11530 Kuykendahl-Hufsmith Road
Tomball, Texas 77375.
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The information, documentation and legal services provided by this website and by attorneys of the Fredrickson Law Firm are intended for use by persons contemplating divorce. The documents prepared by the Fredrickson Law Firm are intended for use by our internet clients only. No commercial reproduction of the documents prepared through this website is permitted and The Fredrickson Law Firm maintains a copyright on the intellectual property contained in this website and also the proprietary information contained in the documentation provided.
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If you and your spouse jointly own real estate or other "titled" property, like a bank account, an automobile, boat or motorcycle, ownership must be formally transferred by means of a separate transfer document intended for that purpose. An award of this kind of item in your decree will not be effective unless title is transferred by means of the appropriate document. For real estate, a title transfer is required even if only one spouse is listed on the deed. For automobiles and the like, no separate title transfer is necessary in addition to the divorce decree if the spouse who is keeping the property is the only spouse listed on the certificate of title.
Generally wages deposited into a retirement account or pension fund are assets of the community. A spouse may receive a percentage of the other spouse's retirement account or pension fund based on the amount of money in the account or fund at the time of divorce and the number of years that the spouses were married during the life of the account or fund. In the vast majority of cases, a special, additional order is needed to officially divide and transfer the retirement benefits. This additional order is known as a "Qualified Domestic Relations Order" or QDRO. Unless you have specifically authorized and paid for the preparation of a QDRO (see separate fee provisions) it will be your responsibility to contact the Plan Administrator on your retirement account to obtain a model form QDRO. You should complete and submit a proposed QDRO to the Plan Administrator for approval before the Final Decree is entered by the Court. Your QDRO should be submitted to the Court for entry along with your Final Decree of Divorce. If a QDRO is not submitted to the Court as part of your divorce proceedings, it will be necessary for you to initiate a separate legal proceeding for the entry of the QDRO at a later date. Separate, additional filing fees may be required.