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How Long Does It Take For A Divorce To Be Finalized?

Spouses do not make a trip down the aisle with the expectation that their relationship will end,, but the reality is that many couples will consider divorce. If you have realized that your marriage cannot be saved, it is understandable that you will want to move through the Texas divorce process as quickly as possible....

What Is A Divorce Decree?

Every Texas divorce case starts when one spouse files a petition to dissolve the marriage, and it concludes when the court enters a final divorce decree. This document not only marks the closure of the divorce proceedings, but it is also the legal end to a marriage. Many parties obtain their decree by an uncontested...

Understanding Your Final Decree Of Divorce

Regardless of whether Texas divorce proceedings took a few weeks or several months, you will no doubt breathe a sigh of relief when the process is complete and you have a final decree of divorce in hand. In a certain sense, the document is symbolic. It provides closure to your relationship and an end to...

Legal Separation or Divorce: Which is Better Financially?

If your marital relationship has broken down beyond the point of repair and you are contemplating divorce, there is a good chance the concept of legal separation has also crossed your mind. Through conversations with others and some basic research, you may have discovered that legal separation is often the more economical option. You may...

Parenting Time and Summer Vacations

For school aged children in Texas, summer is the time they look forward to all year long. For many of their parents, the return of classes in the fall cannot come soon enough. The challenges of juggling schedules, vacations, and childcare are difficult for any parent. However, the struggles are even more extreme for co-parents...

Who Is Responsible For Paying For Summer Camps?

The school year is over and children across Texas are rejoicing over the break from classes, warm weather, and longer days. However, many working co-parents do not see this time of year as cause for celebration. Your schedules likely do not change, which means you need to review various childcare options to keep kids busy,...

Do You Have To Be A Biological Parent To Be Granted Parenting Time?

There are many scenarios in which parents may not be in an intact relationship, but the circumstances will always trigger questions about the child’s care, support, and well-being. Whether through a Texas divorce case, paternity proceedings, or some other family law matter, the parties must address conservatorship. Familiarly known as custody, this concept covers decision-making...

What Is Joint Custody?

Questions about custody often come up in Texas divorce cases, paternity proceedings, and other family law matters, and one of the biggest areas of confusion among parents is the distinction between joint and sole custody. Some of the misconceptions stem from the terminology used under state law, but there are many other legal concepts that...

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...