Blog Posts in January, 2017

Can I get a Jury Trial for My Texas Divorce?

Can I get a jury trial for my Texas divorce ?” That question comes up frequently and it’s especially common when one party does not trust the assigned judge. One party might feel that a ...
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Texas Divorce in 7 Steps: The Initial Consultation

This is where it all begins…the start of a new chapter in your new life. Very few people dream or plan for a divorce as they walk down the aisle to get married. Yet at one time the U.S. ...
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Divorcing from an Abusive Spouse in Texas: What you Need to Know

I have recently had several consults with woman who have been the victims of domestic violence. In one consult, she confessed her husband had tried to kill her. In another she and her children had ...
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When Should You Go to Divorce Court in Texas?

Most of the clients I represent would prefer to settle their cases outside of court. However, sometimes my clients or their spouses are insistent on going to court and having a judge hear and decide ...
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Dos and Don'ts Regarding Electronic Communications in a Texas Divorce

It never ceases to amaze me what people post or email each other during a divorce in Texas. I have had clients bring in pictures that they obtained from Facebook of the opposing party: using drugs ...
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Grandparents' Rights in Texas

Unfortunately, difficulties often arise when raising children. Whether the circumstances were avoidable or unforeseeable from the perspective of the parents, sometimes other family members feel the ...
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How are Credit Cards Handled in a Texas Divorce?

A major concern for many of our potential clients during their divorce is dividing up the debt. Unfortunately for many married couples this is because they are under water and have more debt than they ...
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How Can I Get My Spouse to Pay My Attorney's Fees in a Texas Divorce?

A major concern for just about every potential party to a Texas divorce case is the cost of hiring a Texas divorce lawyer. Attorney's fees are a major cost to consider when contemplating a ...
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How am I going to Pay for My Texas Divorce?

I have written on the topic of finances and divorce previously in more than one blog article. These topics have ranged from how much can someone expect to pay for their divorce to how to try and ...
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Explaining the Contested Divorce Process in Texas

No two divorces are exactly similar. In that way, they are like snowflakes. Unpleasant, frustrating and time consuming snowflakes. Make no mistake, divorces are difficult for both spouses and if there ...
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Until Death Do Us Part and the Texas Divorce?

We have written about in previous blogs about the importance of having an estate plan in place during a Texas Divorce should something happen to you while you are going through a divorce. I was ...
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The Simplified Process for an Uncontested Divorce in Texas

Television and movies paint a picture of all divorces being full of acrimony and strife. Husbands and wives battle it out to determine who gets the kids, the house and the pride of knowing they got ...
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Why do divorces cost so much in Texas?

Maybe the most common complaint I hear from people in my life about attorneys is that they cost too much money to employ. I'm not breaking new ground in discussing this issue but since it's a ...
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How to Tell Your Spouse You Want a Texas Divorce

If You are ready to take the next step and move on with your life without your spouse, one of the challenges ahead is how to tell your spouse you want a divorce. Having “the I want a divorce ...
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I don't want to Stay Married but I am Afraid to get Divorced in Texas

It is not uncommon for me to me with consults who inform me that their marriage is a mess, and they want to get out, but are afraid to get divorced. Sometimes they ask me if they should stay married? ...
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Non-Marital Conjugal Cohabitation Agreements for the Unmarried Couple in Texas

Over the past 6 months I have met with several potential clients who decided to make some major financial decisions with their boyfriend or girlfriend and unfortunately the relationship did not ...
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Can I Get My Ex-wife's New Marriage Terminated or Voided?

I am often looking for inspiration on topics to write about for or law firms blog. Recently, inspiration walked in the door in the form of a consult. The potential client who was inquiring about ...
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10 Most Popular Texas Divorce Blogs of 2016?

Good divorce advice is like an umbrella when it rains. You need it when you need it. When you do not need it, you will hardly notice it. For this reasons you may have missed some of my most popular ...
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Married but dating another person during a Texas Divorce?

You’ve moved out, gotten your own place, and you have started to think about moving on with your life. You have started to notice other people when you go out and think it would be nice to ...
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What can I do on my part to help my Texas divorce process go easier?

The customer is always right. We all grew up going to stores, restaurants and other businesses where above the door or by the cash register a sign hung that read that very saying. In a competitive ...
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My Spouse Has Accused Me of Adultery in my Texas Divorce and I Haven't

Recently I had a consult with a man who had going through a divorce in which his wife has accused him of committing adultery. During the consult, he informed me that yes during the marriage he did ...
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6 things You Need to Know Before You File for Divorce in Texas

There are the six things you must do before you act on any thoughts you have about divorce. These steps are specific to Texas divorce, but can be applied to divorce in many states. It’s ...
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Should I Hide Money from my Spouse to Get Ready for my Texas Divorce?

Many of the people I meet with ask about how they can pay for a divorce and whether they can put money aside for a divorce fund? There are many reasons why you may why you might want to hide money ...
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7 Important Ways to Financially Prepare for Your Texas Divorce

I am often asked by clients and potential clients about things that can be done to get ready for a divorce. I have written various articles on this topic before and I will put links to those articles ...
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