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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Service of Process

It is required under the Texas Family Code that a spouse be notified when a family law case has been opened. This means they must be informed that you the Petitioner have asked the Court to do ...
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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Divorce Process

If you are considering filing for divorce, it’s a given that you will have questions about the divorce process such as How do I file for divorce? Read on as we answer some of the of our most ...
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Filing for Divorce in Texas

If you are considering filing for divorce, it’s a given that you will have questions: How do I file for divorce? Should I file first, or wait for my spouse to serve papers? Do I need my ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Notifying your Spouse regarding a Divorce case

Depending on the dynamics of your family, you may consult with a family law attorney and decide to file for divorce without first having discussed the subject with your spouse. Alternatives would be ...
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What happens when you are served with Divorce papers in Texas?

Whether it comes as a surprise to you or not, receiving divorce papers from a process server or law enforcement officer can be one of the more unnerving experiences of your life. The process begins ...
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Methods of Service Including Facebook in a Divorce

Recently, in one of the attorney discussion groups I am a member of on Facebook, it was mentioned that some lawyers have been successful in getting judges to sign off on allowing them to serve a party ...
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Serving a lawsuit on a person who lives in Mexico

It happens with some regularity that a client of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will need to serve a spouse or other person who does not live in the United States. By far the most common country that ...
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Can I get a divorce even if my spouse lives in another country?

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan has a former client’s story to present to you all today that is related to a subject that is probably more relevant in today’s world than ever before. This ...
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Be Careful What Forms You Use or Sign in a Texas Divorce

Many people are scared to use a lawyer in a divorce because they think their situation is too simple or easy to justify paying for a divorce lawyer to provide help and guidance. What many potential ...
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Getting divorced in Texas when you cannot locate your spouse

In some marriages, the problem is that the husband and wife cannot get out of each other’s hair. In other marriages, the issue is the exact opposite- one spouse has left the marital home and ...
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Common Law Marriage in Texas

The State of Texas is among those States that does recognize common law marriages. There is a legal standard that the relationship has to meet in order to be considered a common law marriage, however. ...
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Do I have to bring Evidence to a Default Judgment Hearing in Texas?

In addition to the concerns that most people have that are going through a divorce, or contemplating the steps of a divorce in Texas, are procedural steps that must be met in order for the divorce to ...
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The Dirty Trick of Embarrassing your Spouse During a Texas Divorce

Today’s blog topic is inspired by some cases and consults I have had where a spouse has gone out of their way to try and embarrass their spouse. This is done for a variety of reasons: Anger To ...
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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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The Dirty Trick of Using Delaying Tactics During Your Texas Divorce

Two of the most frequently asked questions I get during my Houston divorce consults are: “How much is my divorce going to cost?” and “How long is my divorce going to take?” It ...
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What are the Steps of a Contested Texas Divorce, and How can I Prepare for Them?

Unless you and your spouse have resolved all issues in a divorce, your divorce will more than likely be considered "contested". This doesn't mean that there is going to be a full-on ...
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What if My Ex Will Not Sign the Final Decree in My Texas Divorce?

Sometimes forward thinking clients or consults will ask about problems that may arise in the future. One question I have been asked a few times is “what if my spouse will not sign the divorce ...
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I have been served with Divorce Papers - What do I do now in Texas?

This article addresses what to do after you have been served with divorce papers in Harris and Montgomery County in Texas. Step 1 – What are the Divorce Documents? At the very least you likely ...
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