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Category Archives: Divorce

Does a Contested Divorce Take Significantly Longer Than an Uncontested Divorce?

It may not be what you want to hear if you are involved in one, but it is true that contested divorce in Texas typically takes longer than an uncontested proceeding. When parties can agree on the key issues, there are fewer trips to court and no need for litigation related to asset division, spousal …

When is the Deadline To Designate Periods of Summer Possession In Texas?

Per the Texas Family Code’s Standard Possession Order (and generally most possession orders although not all), parents who have been awarded a possession schedule in a divorce decree or custody order need to designate their intended periods of summer possession to the custodial parent or primary conservator by April 1st. Failure to designate a specific period of possession typically results in the default summer period of July 1st at 6:00 p.m. to July 31st at 6:00 p.m.

How Long Do I Have to Wait to Get Married Again After I Am Divorced?

While divorce may be the end of a marriage, it can also be seen as a new beginning that opens the door to a bright future. Many newly divorced people find themselves ready to embark on a new relationship or are ready to make an existing relationship official. Companionship is important when the time is …

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 …