Blog Posts in October, 2016

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Can I Get 50/50 Time with My Children?

One of the things that comes up in many of my consults is a parent who tells me that they want to get 50/50 time with their children. I have briefly touch on this topic in a previous blog article, ...
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Why You Should Have a Will

Why You Should Have a Will Your will directs how, and to whom, your estate will be distributed upon your death. If you die without a will (“intestate”), your assets are distributed ...
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The Cheap and Easy, Online Divorce Is Usually Anything But...

The internet is a great source for referencing information, learning a new recipe and updating your friends on the latest and greatest coffee shop in town. However- it's been the experience of the ...
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Why Ignoring Child Support Obligations is a Bad Idea in Texas

Many of my consults revolve around child support. Sometimes people are coming to see me because they are unable to pay child support. Other times it is because things had been going well both parents ...
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I am not the biological father but I want to be - Paternity by Estoppel?

In the past 12 months, my office has represented three different Husbands each going through their own Texas divorce who all had cases in which their wife has had a child with another man. The facts ...
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Can I get child support and custody of my kids in Texas if we were never married?

I met with a mother recently that who had questions about custody and child support for her children. One of her concerns was whether the fact that she and the father were never married and if that ...
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Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship: Who Needs One and Why?

When two people who have not been married have a child, the lawsuit that is filed in court to determine custody, duties, rights and visitation (among other things) for a child is called a Suit ...
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Can I buy a House During My Texas Divorce?

In a previous blog article, “His, Hers and Ours - Texas Divorce” we discussed the difference between community property and separate property. At its core it is a fairly easy concept to ...
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Pet Custody and other Considerations in a Texas Divorce?

Many people have heard that divorce is hard and expensive. However, not many people think about pets in a divorce. As a Houston Divorce Lawyer, I will discuss applicable law and important ...
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Does it Matter who Files First in a Texas Divorce?

Many of my potential clients are concerned with filing first in their divorce case. Many of them have the impression that if they are not the first to file they will be at a disadvantage in their ...
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What is a DWOP or Dismissal for Want of Prosecution in My Divorce or Family Law Case in Texas?

Today I had a consult with a potential client whose case had been "dismissed for want of prosecution" and they wanted to know what they could do about it. As a Houston Divorce Lawyer, I have ...
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Terminating Parental Rights in Texas on the Absent Parent

Today I met with a potential client asking for advice on whether they could terminate parental rights of their child's other parent. In this case the parent had been absent for several years and had ...
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What is and Why do I need to do Discovery in my Texas Divorce?

At some point in the Texas divorce process there is a good chance your ex will serve you with documents known as Discovery. During our divorce cases it is not uncommon for us to hear from our clients ...
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13 Things to Think About After Your Texas Divorce is Final

I have found as a Houston, Texas Divorce Lawyer after I am able to help my clients get a divorce often times they still have questions. What I like to do for them is send them a closing letter. This ...
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Getting the Deed to Your House After a Texas Divorce

As a Houston Divorce Lawyer on more then one occasion I have had my clients think that once the Final Decree of Divorce is signed there is nothing left to do. In some cases, that may be the case. In ...
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How Do I Get my name or my soon to be Ex-Spouse's Name off of the Mortgage in a Texas Divorce?

Financial concerns are only natural during the Texas divorce process. Recently during one of my consults a potential client brought up that he was very concerned about getting his soon to be ex-wife ...
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Harris County, Texas Family Law Court - 247TH Judicial District Local Rules

As a Houston, Texas divorce and family law attorney I have had the opportunity to help service members through divorce and family law cases. In order to do this, it is important to not only be aware ...
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Texas Divorce and Family Law Cases and Parenting Classes

The purpose of this blog article is to answer common questions regarding parenting classes in their family law or divorce case involving children. Can a Texas Court order me to Take a Parenting Class? ...
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Getting Ready for a Hearing On Temporary Custody Orders

Often times it feels that the T emporary orders hearing comes very quickly. There have been times when representing the Petitioner there has only been 14 days’ notice or when representing the ...
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Should I sign a Texas Premarital or Prenuptial Agreement?

This week I have written blogs on attacking the enforceability of prenuptial Agreements and on postnuptial agreements. As promised in those blogs I am going to discuss whether or not a non-moneyed ...
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Making Postnuptial Agreements Stick in a Texas Divorce

In an earlier blog post I discussed attacking the enforceability of a Prenuptial Agreement. In this blog article I will discuss Postnuptial Agreements and whether the formalities for a postnuptial ...
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Attacking the Enforceability of a Premarital Agreement in a Texas Divorce

As a Houston, Texas Divorce Lawyer I from time to time get questions regarding Premarital or Postnuptial agreements. At the beginning of the year I had several people ask me about whether or not they ...
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16 Steps to help you Plan and Prepare for your Texas Divorce

I have written other articles regarding things that can be done and should be considered when preparing for a divorce in Texas. However, this questions comes up a lot in my consultations so I thought ...
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Who Gets Custody of the ITunes Account in a Texas Divorce?

As a Spring, Texas divorce lawyer I have seen many couples fight over lots of different types of property. One of my biggest head shakers was when a couple was fighting over potted plants. Another ...
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Dower Contracts and a Texas Divorce

Some cultures and religions continue to honor the ancient tradition of the dower, and this can become an issue in dividing assets in a Texas divorce. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan has represented ...
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