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Modifying your Child’s Possession Schedule in Texas Without Court Involvement

In the realm of co-parenting, flexibility and understanding are paramount. Situations change, and sometimes, so should possession schedules to accommodate the evolving needs of both parents and, most importantly, the children involved. While it is possible to modify your existing possession schedule without involvement of the Court, it can only take place if both parents Read More

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Navigating Health Insurance During a Texas Divorce: Understanding Standing Orders

Divorce proceedings are complex, emotionally charged processes, especially when it comes to practical matters like health insurance. In Denton County, standing orders are put in place to govern the conduct of parties during a divorce. Navigating health insurance amidst these legal proceedings requires careful consideration and understanding. Let’s delve into what you need to know Read More

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How can clients help themselves in Family Law cases in Texas?

Family law cases can be emotionally and financially draining, especially if they end up in litigation. In Texas, there are various laws and procedures in place to protect the rights and interests of both parties. However, even with these protections, Family Law cases can be challenging to navigate. While working with your spouse and trying Read More

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Unique Child Custody Battle Leads to Reaffirmation of the Rights of Fit Parents

The Texas Supreme Court has granted a North Texas father full custody of his daughter, ending a years-long saga that captured headlines across the state and setting a legal precedent in the process. The facts of the case, In Re Christopher John Clay, are heartbreaking. Chris Clay had a daughter with his longtime girlfriend, Arli Read More

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Dividing Closely Held Business Ownership in a Texas Divorce

Aside from the typical property division issues involved in divorce, there may be a business interest that both spouses may be entitled to share. This includes a stake in a closely held company, even if only one spouse is the actual owner. Texas is a community property state, which means that all property acquired by Read More

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Court Gives Texas Father Custody in Case Against Fiancé of Deceased Ex

When Texas parents divorce, the most contested issues often involve conservatorship, possession and access. Conservatorship, also known as child custody in many other jurisdictions, is the legal right and responsibility of a parent to make decisions about the health, education and welfare of the child. This can be granted jointly or given to one parent. Read More

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What Defines a Child’s Best Interests in Custody Cases?

When divorcing parents cannot agree on custody and visitation arrangements, the family court judge will make determinations that best serve the child’s emotional and physical needs. In other words, the child’s best interests are the priority, and parents will need to demonstrate to the judge how their desired custody arrangement serves those interests. Texas courts Read More

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What Property Received By A Spouse During Marriage Is Not Community Property?

Divorce can be a confusing and contentious process. Separating oneself from a spouse becomes even more difficult when attempting to divide assets and property. To fully understand how process and possible outcomes, one must understand the difference between marital property and separate property. Texas is a community property state, which means that any assets or Read More

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Subject to Division? Community or Separate Property

When considering a divorce in Texas, the first concern many people may have is: how much of our “stuff” is the other party entitled to? In order to answer this question, you must first have a general understanding of how property is classified in Texas. In Texas, for purposes of property division, property is either Read More

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