Family Law Resources

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Parenting children with chronic illnesses after Divorce

November is diabetes awareness month and it reminded us of several clients we have represented over the years whose children were Type 1 diabetics and the unique issues that were involved in those cases. In fact, when you have a child with any type of chronic illness or disability, family law matters may be more complicated than a traditional support or custody agreement.

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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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Texas Child Support Cap Increases on September 1, 2019

Every six years the cap for child support is reviewed and adjusted for inflation by the Texas Office of the Attorney General. The last adjustment was made in 2013 and set the cap at $8,550.00 per month. This year’s adjustment reset the new net resources cap at $9,200.00. The cap refers to the net resources of the contributing parent.

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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.

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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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The Basics of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO)

The end of a relationship can be very stressful. If one party in the relationship is hurt, they might try to continue to confront the party that has ended the relationship to try to persuade them to continue to stay in the relationship. It can sometimes be necessary to pursue a temporary restraining order (TRO).

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