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Virtual Visitation Rights: A New Trend in Child Custody Cases

Robin Williams, in the movie Mrs. Doubtfire, realizes a parent’s worst nightmare: Following a divorce, a court order prevents him from ever seeing his children. He realizes he cannot live without seeing them and concocts an elaborate plan — he impersonates an elderly nanny to care for them after school — just to remain in their lives.

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Types of Divorce in Texas

In the State of Texas, if one party wants a divorce, the divorce will eventually be granted. Often one of the spouses wants to continue to work on the marriage and the other spouse is ready to move on. The court cannot compel anyone to marriage counseling.

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What Is Discovery & Why Do I Need it?

Discovery is the way that your lawyer asks the opposing party and their lawyer for information on your case. There are several types of discovery. Each type is useful for requesting different types of information.

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Difference between annulment and divorce

When two spouses marry each other, there is a valid marriage. Sometimes, because of a legal defect, the marriage is subject to annulment. If the defect is timely challenged in court, the marriage is “voidable”.

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What is Divorce Mediation?

Divorce mediation is a process that brings two spouses together to negotiate their divorce settlement with the help of their own lawyers and a trained mediator.

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Do I Need a Divorce for My Common Law Marriage in Texas?

Also known as an informal marriage, Texas recognizes common law marriage as a legal option for couples in the state. Not all states recognize common law marriages. Common law marriage does not require a marriage ceremony or for you to submit a marriage license to the Clerk of Court.

Understanding QDRO In Texas Divorces

Understanding QDRO In Texas Divorces

During divorce proceedings, retirement benefits may need to be divided. Only the retirement benefits that were accrued during marriage are available for division. For Texas divorces, a Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) is necessary to divide retirement benefits.

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Who Gets the Wedding Ring in a Divorce in Texas

During divorce proceedings and the division of assets, a common question that comes up is who keeps the wedding ring. In the state of Texas, the engagement ring is a gift that is conditioned upon the acceptance of the proposal of marriage.

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How to Divide Stock Options During a Divorce

During a divorce, distributing shared assets can be difficult. This is especially true in the case of stock options.Throughout the course of marriage, couples can contribute to joint funds together or invest in property. When the marriage ends, however, determining what happens to stock options and assets accrued over the years can get confusing.

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