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Help With Child Custody

If you are going through divorce in Texas and have minor children, you can be sure that child custody issues will be a focal point in your case. Even unmarried parents have rights regarding their children, regardless of whether they maintain a personal relationship. As a result, child custody may even be involved with paternity …

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 …

Understanding the Adoption Rights for Single Parents in Texas

If you are considering adopting a child in Texas, you are no doubt eager to learn more about the process, statutory requirements, and procedural issues that are required to welcome a new member of the family. However, when you are not married, one important question will also come to mind: Can a single parent adopt …

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 …

Divorcing a Narcissist: Does it Affect the Process?

You probably deal with narcissistic, self-absorbed individuals on a regular basis, and they likely affect your personal or professional life – or both. One of the most challenging situations you may face is when you are looking to divorce someone who demonstrates the personality traits of narcissism. There is a good chance that your spouse’s …

What to Expect During a Custody Modification Case

No matter what your final divorce decree says about child custody and all other child-related provisions, you should be aware that the arrangement is almost always subject to modification. You might assume that the status quo will remain workable, but much can change in the months and years after conclusion of your divorce. In fact, …

What is Agreement Incident to Divorce (AID)?

An Agreement Incident to Divorce (AID) is prepared in addition to the Final Decree of Divorce or in addendum to the Final Decree. The Final Decree can reference the Agreement Incident to Divorce, which will include all the specific financial or property details. Agreements Incident to Divorce are not typically imaged for public consumption like the Final Decree. The Final Decree of Divorce is the legal tool signed by a judge that grants the divorce, while the AID is what fleshes out the agreements stemming from the divorce.

How Long Does It Take For A Divorce To Be Finalized?

Spouses do not make a trip down the aisle with the expectation that their relationship will end,, but the reality is that many couples will consider divorce. If you have realized that your marriage cannot be saved, it is understandable that you will want to move through the Texas divorce process as quickly as possible. …

What Is A Divorce Decree?

Every Texas divorce case starts when one spouse files a petition to dissolve the marriage, and it concludes when the court enters a final divorce decree. This document not only marks the closure of the divorce proceedings, but it is also the legal end to a marriage. Many parties obtain their decree by an uncontested …