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Category Archives: Divorce

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...

What Kind Of Evidence Can Help With My Contested Divorce?

Unless you and your spouse are in agreement on every single issue related to the dissolution of marriage, you will likely be going through the Texas contested divorce process with respect to some matters. In many ways, this means the proceedings will be similar to a fully-contested trial. Both sides will have the opportunity to...

When Does An Uncontested Divorce Become Contested?

Put simply, an uncontested divorce becomes a contested case whenever the parties are in dispute over any issue that is key to the divorce being finalized. As such, a truly uncontested divorce is a rarity in Texas: You and your spouse would have to compromise on every detail related to property division, alimony, and issues...

What Do I Do When My Spouse Won’t Sign The Divorce Papers?

Divorce is never easy, but the process can be even more challenging if your spouse refuses to sign the paperwork or participate in the proceedings in a meaningful way. When you are trying to be reasonable in addressing child custody, visitation, asset division, and spousal support, it can be frustrating when he or she will...