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Category Archives: Family Law

When Is The Right Time To Appeal?

Considering the emotional and personal nature of many Texas family law matters, there is a good chance that one or more parties will be dissatisfied with the court’s finding in a case. Fortunately, there are options to appeal to a judge’s decision in the same way that other civil and criminal matters can be reviewed...

How Much Does a Texas Divorce Cost?

Everyone knows that marriage can be expensive. In 2017, Market Watch reported the average cost of a wedding exceeded $30,000. The expenses continue to pile up well after the vows are exchanged and the cake is cut. However, many couples overlook another cost that almost half of them will also have to consider down the...

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...

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,...

Can Grandparents Ask the Court to Order Possession and Access in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, there are certain circumstances where grandparents can file a suit requesting the court to grant them possession of or access to their biological grandchildren. However, there are certain statutory requirements that the grandparent must prove before the Court can award possession and access to grandparents in Texas. First, the grandparent(s) must...

What are the benefits of mediation?

If you’re curious about the benefits of mediation when you’re in the midst of a family law dispute, consider contacting a lawyer who has expertise in mediation. Watch the video featuring our board certified attorney Mary E. Ramos, or read our transcription below, to learn a few of the benefits of mediation and contact our...

Texas Legislative Updates In Family Law September 2015

The following is a list of House Bills and Senate Bills that have caused changes, effective currently unless otherwise noted, in the area of Family Law: House Bills HB 826.  This bill amends Section 105.006 (e-2) of the Texas Family Code to require additional mandatory language in orders that orders child support.  The orders are...