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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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Communicating With Your Ex About COVID-19 Custody Issues

During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, family becomes more important than ever, especially for children whose schedules have been disrupted by long-term school closures and the cancellation of other activities. Parents who are divorced or live apart for other reasons know the importance of maintaining healthy communication through difficult situations. Though this situation 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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How to Deal with Borderline Personality Disorder

People with personality disorders often seem to have two personalities.  They might be quite reasonable at work and with friends, then revert to dysfunctional, extreme behaviors at home.  Personality disorders usually begin in childhood or adolescence, and while those around people with personality disorders wish they would change, it doesn’t happen without: 1) recognition, 2) Read More

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A Child Who Wishes to Determine Guardianship

During a divorce involving children, it’s fairly common for one parent to insist that their child wishes to determine custody matters and is further willing to speak with the judge about it. The question is: can a child make decisions regarding custody during a divorce? The simple answer is no… at least not really. Under Read More

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Post-Divorce Checklist

Going through a divorce is a stressful time in anyone’s life. When the judge pronounces “You are divorced”, there’s the immediate reaction of relief and a sense of finality. For some people, when they leave the Court, it is final. However, for many others there is still a lot of work left to do. If Read More

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The Impact and Effects of Divorce on Children — How The Unintended Consequences of Divorce Can Affect Those We Love

When a couple dissolves their marriage, they often don’t fully grasp how the divorce affects their children. Children, regardless of age, are significantly affected when their parents are going through a divorce. Often, during a divorce, the effects on children can be just as drastic as they are on the parents, and often even more Read More

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