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Can I Trust Friends and Family to Provide Advice During the Texas Divorce Process?

I have helped many individuals who come to me with any number of misconceptions promulgated by well-meaning people who care about them. Your friends and family naturally want the best for you and your children. However, their own personal experiences do not always lead to the best advice. By all means, accept their good intentions Read More

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What Legal Issues Apply When Felony Conviction Is Grounds for a Texas Divorce?

I hope that few of my clients will ever need to ask this question, but conviction for felony crimes can qualify as grounds for divorce and anyone citing these grounds may face some unique legal issues. First, you need to determine if a felony conviction qualifies as grounds for divorce in your situation. Generally, these Read More

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Do Children Need Their Own Legal Representation in a Texas Divorce?

In my years as a Texas divorce attorney, I have worked with hundreds of parents who put the interests of their children first, regardless of the degree of conflict within their divorce. However, if a court finds parents unable to put the interests of their children before their personal disputes, it may order some level Read More

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Is an Uncontested Divorce Always the Best Option in Texas?

Without a doubt, uncontested divorce has many benefits, from reduced expenses to greater control over the settlement results. I have successfully guided a great many clients through the process of negotiating all the settlement issues in uncontested divorce. However, certain situations absolutely require a contested divorce in court to ensure my client receives fair treatment. Read More

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How Much Control Do Children Have in Texas Custody Decisions?

Under standard Texas law, all issues pertaining to the children of divorce are decided based on the best interests of the children. The children’s preferences often play a role in those decisions. During my many years as a Houston family law attorney, I have seen the law evolve to strike a balance between what children Read More

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The Social Media Activities of Your Teens Can Help or Hinder Your Divorce Settlement

Some time ago, I talked about the legal and emotional effects social media can have on couples in any phase of the divorce process. As a Texas divorce and child custody attorney, I now see addressing social media issues as a requirement, whether to find evidence to help my clients’ cases or to protect them Read More

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A Good Parenting Plan Goes a Long Way

Child custody agreements begin with assigning custody, or conservatorship, and determining the financial responsibilities of each parent. Whether you have shared custody or one parent is the sole conservator, you must present a parenting plan for court approval that details the rights and duties of each parent. Once the court signs off on the plan, Read More

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DIY Paternity Tests

Early in the 20th century, scientists developed a blood-typing method to help establish biological paternity, but the results were limited. The development of genetic testing made paternity testing more accurate, but before 1980, DNA analysis was still only 80 percent accurate. Current DNA tests have an almost perfect ability to determine a familial link, and Read More

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Do You Need a Parenting Coordinator?

There are cases when divorced parents cannot reach a mutual agreement on child custody arrangements or adhere to their parenting plan. Sharing child care responsibilities and keeping on top of schedules is difficult even in the best of circumstances, but for former spouses with unresolved emotional issues or dysfunctional interpersonal styles, it can be impossible. Read More

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