Divorce Law

Texas Divorce — Initial Consultation

Preparing for an initial consultation with an attorney about a pending divorce, in Texas or in any state, can be very stressful. Most consultations are about one hour, so that means you have limited time to share all of the information that you feel is pertinent to your divorce. This is also your opportunity to…

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Moving Out of the Marital Home During a Divorce

The Marital Home — Should You Stay or Should You Go? Your marital home is often a place of comfort and refuge, a place where memories have been made, a thing with which you are emotionally connected. So, when a couple decides that a divorce is necessary, it is often extremely difficult to determine whether…

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The Costs of Divorce: Time and Money

There are two questions that are almost always asked by a potential client during an initial consult for divorce: “How long will the entirety of the divorce process take?” and “How much will this cost me in the end?”. Answering these questions can be challenging for an attorney as attorneys can never truly be certain…

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Father’s Rights – Trends in Child Custody

There are numerous attorneys, law firms, and organizations that hold themselves out as advocates for father’s rights.  But what are the father’s rights in a child custody case? Father’s Rights — Rights Regardless of Gender By the letter of the law, fathers have equal rights as it pertains to care, custody, and possession of their children.…

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A Better Understanding of Custody Designations

When discussing family law matters with individuals outside of the legal field, it is not uncommon to hear people incorrectly describe the types of custody designations. Reasonably so, as the definitions of the various types of custody designations or “conservators” (a person who has some rights or obligations with respect to a child) are somewhat…

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Divorcing a Narcissist

According to the Mayo Clinic, narcissistic personality disorder is a mental disorder in which people have an inflated sense of their own importance, a deep need for admiration, and a lack of empathy for others. “But behind this mask of ultra-confidence lies a fragile self-esteem that’s vulnerable to the slightest criticism.” The DSM-5 criteria for…

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Traditional Vs. Common-Law Marriage in Texas

Traditional Versus Informal Marriages The State of Texas does recognize common-law marriages. It’s called an Informal Marriage and is covered under the Texas Family Code in Sections 2.401 through 2.404. The other type of marriage recognized by the State of Texas is a Traditional Marriage. This is what most people think of when thinking of…

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Divorce Mediation – What is it, and How Does it Work?

Mediation is defined as the attempt to settle a legal dispute through a third party mediator who works to help the parties find a mutually acceptable resolution. The mediation process is non-binding. That means the case will only be settled if both parties agree. Mediation does not always result in a settlement, however, it works…

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