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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...

Navigating Emotional Abuse During A Contested Divorce

There is no such thing as an “ideal” divorce in Texas, but there are cases in which the parties resolve their differences by agreement and have a relatively amicable path toward finalizing the process. On the opposite end of the spectrum is the contested divorce, which may require a series of hearings to have the...