fbpx
Call Us Today 713-225-6200

Ramos Law Group Blog

Knowing When to Get a Divorce in Texas

Sometimes you can make it work. And sometimes you can’t. Knowing when to get a divorce in Texas begins with some serious soul-searching. Oftentimes, people stay in a marriage long after they should. Maybe you still love your partner. Maybe you feel like they can change, and overcome their problems. Maybe you feel like a...

The Keys to a Simple Divorce in Texas

Divorce is a very stressful time, but it doesn’t have to be an obstacle course. The keys to a simple divorce in Texas are careful planning, sound legal representation, the resolve to stay calm, and the discipline to stick to your game plan. Divorce isn’t quick either, with the shortest path still requiring a two-month...

The Benefits of a Prenuptial Agreement in Texas

A prenuptial agreement is a legal contract between two people who plan to get married, should the marriage eventually fail (as roughly half of all marriages do). A prenup settles crucial questions such as: Who owned what prior to the marriage? How property acquired during the marriage will be divided upon divorce? What spousal payments...

The Grounds for Divorce in Texas

There are seven different grounds for divorce in Texas state law. In order for a divorce to be granted by the court, at least one of these seven conditions must have been met. There are two types of divorce grounds in the Texas Family Code: a “fault” divorce and a “no-fault” divorce. Special Note A...

Filing a Divorce Petition in Houston, Texas

If your marriage is coming to an end and you plan on filing a divorce petition in Houston, Texas, it helps to understand the process before you begin. Here at Ramos Law Group, we deal with these situations every day, so we’ve written this guide as an informative look at the initial steps of filing...

Dissolution of Marriage in Texas

For a dissolution of marriage in Texas, there is a formal legal process to follow. Separation vs. Divorce vs. Dissolution In some states, there is a legal distinction between a separation, a divorce, and a dissolution of marriage. In Texas, however, this is not the case. First, there is no formal legal status for a...

What is Community Property in Texas Divorce?

Each state has its own set of laws that govern the division of property during a divorce or dissolution of marriage. Community property is a term for the assets that a married couple owns together. There are nine states that recognize the philosophy of community property, including Texas. Which assets are considered separate or community...

Is it Better to File for Divorce First in Texas?

If you are the first to file for divorce, you will be known as the Petitioner. Ultimately, the differences between who files first are minimal but there are some procedural considerations as you will see below. The Petitioner May Choose the County If there are multiple counties in which the courts could have proper jurisdiction,...