Family Law Resources

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Domestic Partnership in Texas

A domestic partnership is an agreement between two parties in a committed relationship. It is not recognized statewide in Texas, but there are a few selected Texas counties which do recognize domestic partnership agreements. Travis County is one of those counties, as well as most large cities like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.

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Texas Grandparents Rights

In some Texas families, grandparents may have grandchildren who live with them and who thus need to obtain a custody order from the court. In others, a child’s biological parent may be preventing a grandparent from seeing a grandchild with whom the grandparent has previously enjoyed a close relationship.

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How to Enforce a Court Order in Texas

Most family law cases in Texas have orders filed by the court. If one of the parties is not abiding by the order, the other party must bring it to the attention of the court. Most often, that is done by filing a Motion for Contempt or a Motion for Enforcement.

How Will Divorces in Texas Be Affected By The New Tax Law

How Will Divorces in Texas Be Affected By The New Tax Law?

Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 20, 2017. As a result of this new law, married couples who are considering divorce need to be aware of the 2019 change regarding the deductibility of alimony. This is especially true for those who are considering as part of their divorce settlement agreement..

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Marital Property in Texas Divorces

Often, one of the biggest points of contention in Texas divorce cases is how the property will be divided. Even though Texas is a community property state, which means the marital or community property is to be divided evenly between the spouses, property division is in practice much more complicated than that.

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Establishing Paternity in Texas

Establishing paternity in Texas has a few requirements that are unique to this state. A paternity action may arise because a parent must prove paternity before receiving child support or because a father wants to establish the legal relation between himself and the child.

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Kardashian and Odom List Home for Sale at $5.5 Million

Texas couples may be interested in the high-profile divorce of Lamar Odom and Khloe Kardashian. When it comes to the proposed sale of their California mansion, their situation illustrates how an amicable division of assets can occur during divorce proceedings.

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Judge Rules Prenup Valid in Deion Sanders Divorce

A couple of weeks ago, we discussed the ongoing divorce dispute between Deion and Pilar Sanders. The divorce proceedings are taking place in Texas, and so far the conflict has been mainly about Deion’s child support payments and the validity of the former couple’s prenuptial agreement.

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