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How Long Does a Protective Order Last?

Texas takes situations of domestic violence very seriously, which is why lawmakers implemented a process through which a victim can petition for an order of protection to guard against future abuse and misconduct. The petitioner (or movant) must file certain pleadings and comply with court procedural rules to obtain such an injunction initially, and there...

Court Policies Relating to Covid-19

Covid-19 Court Policies (as of May 3, 2021) As the State of Texas is “officially open,” many Texans who are litigants to pending family law suits may be wondering how that affects their case. Each county has handled court matters differently. This is a short summary (current as of the date of publication) as to...

What Deems a Parent Noncustodial?

In Texas, many parents share joint managing conservatorship, which is our state’s term for joint custody. While conservatorship is labeled as joint, one parent is named the primary conservator and the other, by default, is the non-primary parent. Only lawyers typically use the word conservator. So for primary conservator think “custodial parent,” and for non-primary...

My Spouse Refuses to Get a Divorce: What Do I Do?

Not every couple agrees that a marriage is over. Sometimes, one spouse holds out hope of reconciliation, or he or she tries to make divorce as difficult as possible by refusing to participate in the legal process. However, Texas law is clear that a person cannot stay married against their will. Our state changed its...

First Step to Filing for Divorce

Divorces come in many shapes and sizes in Texas. No two divorces are exactly alike, but they all start the same way—by filing an Original Petition for Divorce in the proper court. The divorce process must begin with an Original Petition being filed, a Court does not have the jurisdiction to grant a divorce until...