Blog Posts in August, 2016

Divorces in Texas: What kind of lawyer do I need to hire?

When taking a phone call from a potential client, the topic that arises with a great amount of frequency is whether or not a Houston divorce is something that requires an attorney's assistance. ...
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How to Divorce a Spouse in the Military

At The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, we recently received a phone call from the spouse of an active duty member of our armed services. She, her husband and their children are stationed in Europe ...
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Getting a divorce in Texas when your spouse is in jail

A divorce is never an easy thing to plan. Aside from the sort of constraints it puts on a family financially, there are children, the stability of the home as well as the parties' own emotional ...
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Texas Divorce - Serving Military Personnel or their Spouse Worldwide

As a Houston, Texas divorce lawyer I have had the opportunity to help service members through a military divorce and family law cases. One the things that my clients are often concerned about is ...
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Keep it to Yourself: Confidentiality in Texas Divorces

The judicial system in the United States allows for open access to most court records and proceedings as a general rule of public policy. If you are considering divorcing your spouse in Texas there ...
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How do I change my child's name in Texas?

There are a number of circumstances in which a parent, guardian or other conservator of a child may want the child's last name to be changed. At minimum, a request to change a child's name ...
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How to get above guideline child support.

In Texas, child support is most always owed by the parent who does not have primary custody of the child. How child support is owed is set by a statutorily based percentage to the owing party's ...
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How does summer visitation work?

When two people get divorced, frequently their visitation schedule with their child is based off of a Standard Possession Order (SPO). For parents who live within 100 miles of one another, the first ...
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How are student loans handled in a divorce?

Student loans taken out in order to earn a degree are treated much the same as other debts that a couple has accumulated. When that couple enters into divorce proceedings the big question then becomes ...
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Who gets the Family Pet in a Divorce in Texas?

Children, property, debts and dissolving the marriage. These are the items that any Divorce Decree in Texas must deal with and settle prior to a judge signing the document and finalizing the end of a ...
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What to do when your divorce decree does not include a marital asset?

As a Houston, Texas divorce lawyer I get to hear many interesting stories from potential new client’s. Recently I heard a scenario where a couple had been divorced for over 10 years but ...
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What rights does a father have in Texas?

A common question asked by Fathers who come to our office for a consultation is a variation on, "I have a friend/cousin/co-worker who told me that fathers can't get a fair outcome from a ...
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Sex, Lies, Rock-and-roll, and Adultery in a Texas Divorce

As a Houston, Texas divorce lawyer many of I get to hear about adultery frequently as topic from our clients. This despite Texas being a no fault divorce state which means if a spouse wants a divorce, ...
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What is mediation?

Did you know 95% of cases are resolved outside of the court room? Most courts are now requiring mediation for family law cases. Mediation can be the greatest catalyst in helping parties reach an ...
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CPS and how The Law Office of Bryan Fagan can help

When it comes to raising a family, many of the actions that parents take can be scrutinized heavily. For one parent, a particular parenting act may seem second nature or incredibly normal while for ...
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One at a Time, please; Bigamy and the Law in Texas

That an adult is only able to be married to one person at a time may at first appear to be a straightforward concept. However, on a recent occasion a person walked into our office and told us of a ...
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Adding a Deceased Father to a Child's Birth Certificate

A scenario that a potential client recently presented to our office involved a mother wanting to add the father of her child to his birth certificate. The complicating factor was that the father is ...
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10 Quick Tips About Parental Visitation

Texas Divorce and Parent Child Visitation The right to see and spend time with your children is one of the most important rights you have as a parent. Even after you and your spouse have gotten ...
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His, Hers and Ours - Texas Divorce

Community Property in Texas is created at the time of marriage. At the time of marriage three independent estates are created. These estates include the husband’s estate, the wife’s ...
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Texas Statute Aids Military Personnel and Their Spouses in Filing for Divorce

When a person either serves in the military or is married to a person serving in the military, moving from place to place is a fairly common occurrence. If either spouse is from Texas and would like ...
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The Push to end the No Fault Divorce in Texas

In a recent blog post, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan discussed with you what a No Fault divorce is in Texas as opposed to a Divorce based on “Fault” grounds. To sum it ...
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