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Are There Advantages to Common Law Versus Traditional Marriage in TX?

September 26, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

Contrary to popular belief, living together for a prescribed time period does not automatically create a common law marriage. Any type of marriage is a legal relationship, subject to Texas legal...

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Not All Family Law Issues Need to Go to Court

August 25, 2017 Posted in Our Blog

Texas courtrooms are busy places and essential when addressing criminal complaints and child protection issues. Still, an experienced Dallas family law attorney would advise clients that busy court...

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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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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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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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Texas Courts Give Common Law Marriage Rights to Survivors in Same-Sex Marriages

September 23, 2016 Posted in Our Blog

When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in June 2015, it took a huge leap toward ensuring that committed gay couples can move forward with the same rights as traditional...

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Texas Ranger’s Playoff Run Creates Uncertain Legal Future

October 28, 2010 Posted in News, Our Blog

Some legal levity. This author particularly likes footnotes 3 and 7 and it’s tempting to file an Amicus Brief on behalf of the Defendant’s denying the Motion given Lee’s performance last night.

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