Archive for April 2015

What Is Child Custody In the State of Texas?

By Brian K. Tackett If you’re going through a divorce (or thinking about going through a divorce) and have children, getting custody of your children is probably an important topic for you. Before fighting for custody of your children, let’s discuss what custody is. What Is Child Custody? Custody is not a term specifically defined…

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Child Support: What Does It Not Cover?

By Brian K. Tackett Divorce and child custody can be a trying time for every member of a family. Although we like to believe both parents want what is best for their children, money issues and relationship conflicts can make child support a sensitive issue. The Conflict Of Interest In Texas, the non-custodial parent typically…

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Marital Property – How Do We Divide the “Stuff”?

By Brian K. Tackett Community Property v. Separate Property With respect to marriage, there are two types of property: community property and separate property. Community property is the property considered to be owned jointly by both spouses together, while separate property belongs to only one spouse. Community property will be divided between spouses in a…

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Protective Orders and How They Work

By Brian K. Tackett       This article will cover: Where to apply for a protective order What must be in the application How to get a temporary ex parte protective order What a protective order does Purpose of a Protective Order A protective order may be appropriate for a victim of family violence. …

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Condemnation Through Eminent Domain

By Don R. White Condemnation is the process by which a state, public utility, authorized private entity or federal entity takes private property for a public purpose. In doing so, the government entity exercises the power of Eminent Domain. With this power, a government entity can take ownership of private property if two conditions are met: 1)…

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Social Media and Divorce: How Facebook Is Changing Your Relationship Status

By Brian K. Tackett Social Media and Divorce Social media has certainly revolutionized the way we live our lives—from reconnecting with old friends and organizing events to influencing dating or marital breakdowns and divorce. That’s right; the addictive and secretive nature of social media has shot up as a leading cause for divorce. While privacy settings…

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