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Texas Divorce Attorney Explains Starting the TX Divorce Process

Making the decision to start the divorce process can be extremely unsettling. For most people, just contemplating the various life changes that can result from a divorce is overwhelming. In addition ...
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Financial Decisions associated with Family Law Matters

Are you considering re-marrying after a recent divorce ? Or perhaps you are a single person who just found out that you are pregnant or your partner/significant other is pregnant? These are not only ...
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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: 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: 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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Do I Need a Lawyer to Get a Divorce? Frequently Asked Questions about Hiring a Lawyer

Many people believe that a divorce in Texas should be easy, that it is just a status change ending the marriage and that it does not directly impact other issues. However, that is not the case. A ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: The final stages of a CPS case

Status Hearing A Status Hearing is one of the most important steps of a CPS case. It is held after a service plan has been prepared by CPS. Within two months of your child being placed into the ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Examining the steps in a Child Protective Services case

During the past few weeks, the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan have taken an opportunity to write about the steps of different types of family law cases in an effort to help you prepare ...
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Managing a Family Law case in Texas

The piece of advice or reassurance that I provide to clients with the most frequency before a courtroom appearance is that the anxiety that we all possess surrounding events that we’ve never ...
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Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Separation

The following are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about legal separation in Texas. The answers are general and are designed to help you better understand how Texas handles legal ...
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Social Security division in a Divorce

Most working people in our country are aware that as part of the taxes taken out of your pay, part goes towards social security taxes. What fewer people realize is that the amount of money we stand to ...
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Common Law Marriages in Texas, Part Two

Much of yesterday’s blog post related to common law marriages discussed the three qualifications that must be in place for yours to be a valid common law marriage: be two adults who consent to ...
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Summertime Divorce in Texas

The heat in Texas definitely has an effect on how we behave? Don’t believe me? Consider how the summertime, specifically the second half of summer, is a peak time during the year for divorces. ...
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The Standard Possession Order and Child Support- A Texas Divorce Overview Continued

Time and Money. Those are two of the things that we as human beings are most concerned about, especially when considered in the context of our families. That goes double when you are going through a ...
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Considering whether to move out of the home after a divorce is filed? Read this blog first

The decision as to whether or not to move out of your marital home after your spouse has filed for divorce from you is one of the most important decisions you will make in your divorce. Issues related ...
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Texas Divorce Overview: Dividing Community Property and Debts

Community property is defined in the Texas Family Code as any property that is acquired by either or both spouses during marriage by any means other than gift or inheritance. This is obviously a ...
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Considering a divorce? Think about these financial issues first

Deciding to file for divorce from your spouse is an incredibly difficult decision to make. You didn’t need to come to the website of a family law attorney to tell you that but what you may be ...
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Financial Advice during a Divorce

I’m sure that you’ve heard the statistic that half of the marriages in the United States today end in divorce. If you pop that statistic into Google you’ll find that there are ...
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Parenting Coordination- What is it and how it can affect my family?

Parenting Coordination and Facilitation is defined in the Texas Family Code as: “An impartial third party appointed by the court, or by mutual mediated agreement, to assist parents in resolving ...
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Utilizing post divorce therapy to benefit you and your family

Coming off of an emotionally intense and taxing divorce your first instinct may be to retreat into your own thoughts and have some “me” time without interference from others. Who can blame ...
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Changing your name after a Texas Divorce

If you are seeking to change your legal name after the conclusion of your divorce then you are in luck. Today’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan will focus on that topic. Seeing as ...
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Maintaining a social media presence during your divorce

It is the experience of the attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan that as the years have passed the effect of social media on divorce cases has grown rapidly. Whether it is learning of ...
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Committing family violence has a dramatic effect on many phases of your life

If you have committed an act of family violence then the consequences of your actions go well beyond being placed under arrest. For instance, if you are in the midst of a divorce case then it is ...
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Family Law Enforcement Hearings: Agreements to Settle and Trial

Most family law cases in general settle before a trial is reached and enforcement cases are no different, especially those where contempt is sought as a punishment. Contempt is basically when a court ...
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