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Filing for a Divorce or Custody in Texas When You Live Out of State

You don’t always have to live in Texas to file for divorce or child custody here. If you are out of state, but your spouse is a Texas resident, you can file in the county your spouse lives in. Texas, like most states, has residency requirements for divorce cases. In order to file a divorce, Read More

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Texas Fathers Pursue Changes to Child Custody Law

When it comes to child custody cases, fathers often get the short end of the stick. While Texas custody law is written to avoid favoring the mothers in divorce and other custody cases, judges still tend to award primary custody to mothers. Because the law assumes that children are better off with both parents in Read More

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Your Rights When Your Child’s Custodial Parent Won’t Let You See Your Child

With the help of an attorney, it is usually possible for a noncustodial parent to gain access to his children. In many Texas divorces and other cases where a child’s parents aren’t married, the mother ends up with primary custody of the child or children. Fathers are often supposed to be able to visit their children Read More

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Could Your Spouse Be Stepping Out?

Usually I meet clients when they have decided on divorce. Sometimes, though, I speak with spouses still fully engaged in their marriage who are concerned that a spouse could be cheating. How do you know? Potential signs your spouse could be having an affair include: Previously shared passwords being changed Increased need for privacy during Read More

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What About Reconciliation?

The purpose of divorce is to dissolve the legal relationship between a married couple. The dissolution of a legal relationship transforms, but does not end, the personal relationship between two people. Sometimes during the process of divorce, couples make an attempt to reconcile. At our initial consultation, I often ask a client if there is Read More

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Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl: The Drama Of Baby Veronica

In a heartbreaking case that has drawn national attention, three-year-old Baby Veronica appears to be moving back to South Carolina and the home of the only parents she knew for the first two years of her life. When her adoptive parents sought to finalize their adoption of Veronica, the birth father, Dusten Brown, reasserted parental Read More

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What Our Family Lawyers Can Do For You

Divorce, separation, child custody and other marriage and family issues require skilled legal representation. Whether you have an issue such as a difficult divorce, a bitter custody dispute, or an adoption, your best bet is to seek out the services of a law firm that handles family law on a daily basis. Even the most Read More

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How Do Rule 11 Agreements Apply to Divorce or Child Issues?

When couples have disputed issues during divorce or any other type of legal case they must resolve them or have the court decide for them. Hearing about a Rule 11 agreement is common during divorce, whether a comment made by a judge, your own lawyer, your spouse’s attorney or seeing it referenced in a court Read More

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The Difference between Binding and Non-Binding Mediated Settlements

Mediation has certain merits and many couples successfully resolve their disputed issues through mediation. When signing a mediation settlement agreement (MSA), couples have two options. An MSA can be either binding or non-binding. This fact bears significant importance and is worth explaining. How a non-binding mediation agreement works Under the Texas Family Code, either spouse Read More

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When Do Texas Courts Appoint Guardians?

Any number of situations can make parents unable to care for their children—through unexpected death, a serious accident involving brain damage or physical incapacity, or a prolonged terminal illness.  A guardianship is a judicial proceeding that appoints a person or entity with full or limited authority to take care of the child or for an Read More

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