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Category Archives: Family Law

Family Law Services

You might not appreciate the expansive nature of Texas family law concepts until you realize that the relevant concepts encompass many of your closest, most personal relationships. Some scenarios involve joyful occasions and meeting the legal requirements for marriage or welcoming a new member of the family. Others are less cheerful, but it is still …

Court Admissible DNA Test

In Texas, unmarried parents have rights and responsibilities with respect to minor children, just as they do when the child is born into a marriage. However, the process that establishes these rights and obligations is different. There are specific ways to establish paternity, since the child’s parentage is not presumed when the parents are not …

What Can I Do If I Don’t Want to Pay Alimony Anymore?

Regardless of whether an award of alimony (or its proper Texas name – spousal maintenance) came through an agreement of the parties or a contested hearing, a so-called “final” divorce decree is not necessarily set in stone. Texas divorce laws recognize that the status quo that existed at the close of the divorce case will …

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 …

Who Gets the House? Handling Texas Divorce Property Division

When going through a divorce in Texas, a main point of contention is often the division of property, especially if the parties own a home. A Texas divorce court has a few options in dividing a real property asset but each case is different and it would be best to consult a Texas divorce attorney …

A Warning About Online Divorce in Texas

Online Divorce Services Are Gaining Popularity Have you been thinking about getting a divorce? If so, with minimal research, you’ve probably encountered numerous advertisements and articles about online divorce in Texas. This is not by chance. “Online divorce Texas” and “online divorce in Texas for free” are popular search terms because spouses considering divorce are …

Does Texas Have Jurisdiction Over My Divorce?

Before you even speak to an attorney, it may be helpful to know what court has jurisdiction over your divorce. Knowing how the Judge in your case is likely to rule and what their pet peeves are can be incredibly beneficial to the presentation of your case so it is important to speak to an …

If One Parent Has an Alcohol Problem But I Want Them Involved In My Child’s Life, How Can I Protect My Child With a Court Order?

The truth is that there are various ways that an order can be crafted to protect the children and still allow them to have an ongoing relationship with their parent that is struggling with alcohol issues, depending on the severity of the issues.  The solution is normally a combination of protections during periods of possession, …