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Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 908 -- Fraud on the community in divorce cases

Caption:  Relating to the division of community property on dissolution of marriage.
Author:  Thompson
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Relevance:  This bill applies only to suits for dissolution of a marriage.  It provides additional remedies in cases where fraud on the community occurred.  As originally filed and as passed by the House, the bill defined "fraud on the community" in a way that could have caused problems in the administration of decedents' estates.  As finally passed, the definition was removed, making it just about remedies in a divorce.

See "Bill may codify 'fraud on the community,' at least in divorces" on texasprobate.com.

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    Rep. Senfronia Thompson (D-Houston) filed HB 908, which would add Section 7.009 to the Texas Family Code to define "fraud on the community" and require courts hearing suits for dissolution of a marriage to factor it into property divisions. Even though it appears to apply only to suits for dissolution of a marriage, the bill interests probate lawyers because the concepts may bleed over into decedents' estates.
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    Response: www.newshutt.com
    Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 908 -- Fraud on the community in divorce cases - 2011 Legislation - Texas Probate
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    Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 908 -- Fraud on the community in divorce cases - 2011 Legislation - Texas Probate
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    Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 908 -- Fraud on the community in divorce cases - 2011 Legislation - Texas Probate
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    Enacted-Effective 9/1/11: HB 908 -- Fraud on the community in divorce cases - 2011 Legislation - Texas Probate
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