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The Dirty Trick of Stripping the House During a Texas Divorce

This blog is a continuation of a previous blog regarding damaging, destroying, or selling marital assets. Some spouses move everything out of the house before they file for divorce. Alternatively, if ...
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Relinquishing parental rights on a voluntary basis in Texas

Parents can feel the burden of raising and providing for a child in very tangible ways- beyond merely feeling overwhelmed or stressed out. For example, if you are a father of a child and are paying ...
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Child Custody terminology in Texas

A child custody case can be difficult enough as it is before even considering learning the language of the family law courts. Every field has their own special “lingo” that you have to ...
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Winning custody of your child with a criminal conviction

If you are at the outset of a child custody case one of the key factors that will go into the evaluation as to what type of custody you should have of your child is your ability to care for and ...
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Ways to save money on your child custody case in Texas, Part Two

In our last blog post, we began to discuss the topic of the costs of a child custody case. Specifically, we went over concerns you may be having in advance of a child custody case as well as how a ...
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Ways to save money on your child custody case in Texas

Having gone through a divorce it is possible that you promised yourself that you would never put your family, or yourself, through that process ever again unless absolutely necessary. The stress of ...
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Frequently Asked Questions How Long Does It Take and Other Court Dates?

What Do I Do If I Am Served with Divorce Paperwork? Be aware of the due date for your response. Once you are served with the lawsuit (the divorce papers ) you have very little time to respond. Under ...
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The Texas Divorce Process

What is the Texas divorce process? How do I start my divorce? Get the answers to these and other frequently asked questions about getting divorced in Texas: How can I save my marriage if my spouse ...
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Alternative Dispute Resolution in Texas

If you are looking for a low conflict way of getting divorced, negotiating child custody, or sorting out other family law matters, Alternative Dispute Resolution ( ADR ) could be for you. ADR refers ...
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Communicating with an ex-spouse regarding your child's medical treatment

We have discussed in previous blog posts the importance of you and your ex-spouse exchanging information relating to the medical care and well-being of your child. This is especially true if your ...
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Getting Uncontested Texas Divorce

An uncontested divorce in Texas is a no-fault divorce and allows a lower conflict way of getting divorced for you and your spouse. Is an uncontested divorce right for you? If you are one of the ...
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How Much Will My Texas Child Custody Case Cost?

One of the most popular questions asked in my consults is “how much is my child custody case going to cost me?” It is a reasonable question. However, there is no easy answer. As with other ...
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Handling a Child Support case as a non custodial parent: Questions, questions, questions

What happens if you were to lose your job? Do you still have to pay child support? Generations before our own saw people starting work with an employer at a young age. The worker would often time ...
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How to handle child support as the non custodial parent, Part Three

For many of you reading this blog you probably have no idea how to begin a child support case. It could be that as the noncustodial parent of your child you have limited access right now even to see ...
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Should a Divorced Parent Sign a Waiver (Release) and Indemnity Agreement to Allow a Child to Participate in Recreational Activities?

It’s our delight to introduce a guest blogger Paul H. Cannon who is a trial attorney and shareholder at Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. He has been practicing personal injury and product liability ...
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Texas Jurisdiction over Child Custody

How do you know if child custody will be an issue in your case? Custody proceedings are part of every family law matter involving children. Parenting issues can arise out of a couple’s divorce, ...
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Introduction to Child Custody Proceedings in Texas

Many parents have misconceptions about what their rights are and what the law requires of parents. This short article is essential reading for every parent who will participate in, or already has ...
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Nonmarital Children’s Paternity and Death of Alleged Father

Recently I have had more than one person ask me about establishing paternity and doing a name change after a father has passed away. There is an automatic presumption of paternity for children who are ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Mediation

Before a trial and likely before a temporary orders hearing in a divorce, you and your spouse will either be ordered to attend or can choose to attend mediation. Mediation is an opportunity for you ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Spousal Maintenance and Children's Issues

Money. Other than your children, money is the most important aspect of a divorce. I hate to break it down for you like that, but in my experience, it is the truth. You may disagree. You may want to ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Geographic restrictions and Child Support

Your life can change in the blink of an eye, and this is no less true after you’ve been through a family law case. Whether you have court orders from a divorce or Suit Affecting the Parent-Child ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Fighting for Custody? Start your research here

If you are a parent, grandparent, uncle, aunt or cousin of a child and want to be able to head to the courthouse nearest to you and fight for custody and conservatorship then you ought to know what ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Conservatorship Explained

The word that I hear most often from clients in regard to their children, and frankly use myself when discussing the rights and duties of parents, is “ custody ”. It’s a word that is ...
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Emotional abuse in a Texas Divorce

When you hear the words “emotional” and “abuse” what comes to mind? I’m willing to bet that if you were being completely honest the image of a raised eyebrow may have ...
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Managing a Texas Family Law Case, Part Three

Your rights in a Child Protective Services (CPS) case It can feel like that you have no rights whatsoever, and that CPS can do whatever they would like to you if you become involved with them. After ...
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