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Proposed Bill Would Make Divorce More Difficult and Expensive

May 26, 2017 Posted in Divorce, Our Blog

One Texas State Representative closed out 2016 by proposing two Bills, according to an article in San Antonio Current.

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Grandparents Can Take Legal Action to Gain Access to the Children of Divorce

April 28, 2017 Posted in Divorce, Our Blog

Even after divorce, parents generally recognize the importance of providing their children with quality time with both sets of grandparents. Unfortunately, the contentious nature of divorce sometimes...

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Dissolving Common Law Marriage is Still Divorce

March 29, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

Contrary to common myth, no TX law declares that two people are married under common law (known as informal marriage) just because they live together for a specific number of years. Particularly if...

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What Does Joint Custody Really Mean?

February 13, 2017 Posted in Child Custody

Few issues of divorce are as emotionally-charged as those that cause parents to lose time with their children. This is why many parents fight hard to gain sole custody of their children — or at...

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Spousal Support May Require Preparation for Independence During the Divorce Process

January 26, 2017 Posted in Divorce

Not all parties of divorce are financially prepared to live on their own once the court signs the Final Decree of Divorce. However, according to the Texas Family Code, receipt of spousal maintenance...

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Advanced Preparation Makes Adult Name Changes Easier

January 12, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

An adult name may not be unique like a Social Security number, but it is still attached to a wide array of legal relationships. Assuming that the reasons for changing a name (such as returning to...

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Children May Need Their Own Attorneys in Certain Family Law Issues

December 22, 2016 Posted in Our Blog

By law, any legal decisions involving children must first and foremost serve their best interests. Particularly in divorce cases, both parents retain their own attorneys and they generally negotiate...

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High Net Worth Divorce Does Not Have to Be High Stress

December 8, 2016 Posted in Divorce

Significant conflict within a relationship leads to just about every divorce and that conflict naturally flows through the actual divorce process as well. Even after many years of marriage, the...

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Establishing Paternity Resolves an Array of Issues

November 25, 2016 Posted in Our Blog, Paternity Testing

In accordance with Texas law, husbands are presumed to be the biological fathers of any children born within a marriage. When children are born out of wedlock, however, mothers often go through a...

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Allowable Grounds for Texas No-Fault Divorce

November 11, 2016 Posted in Divorce

Texas is a no-fault divorce state, but this does not mean that the fault of one party cannot enter into the process. When spouses first seek legal advice about the possibility of filing for divorce,...

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