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  • Who Gets Fido? Pet Custody After a Divorce in Texas

    Our pets are often beloved members of our family, but legally, our four-legged friends are considered property in the State of Texas. This can lead to some serious stress and conflict if you and your spouse end your marriage. Fortunately, many judges are pet owners themselves or understand the deep ties you may have with your pet, so they may be willing to consider your pet’s custody more ...
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  • What Is the Difference Between Marital Property & Separate Property?

    Texas community property laws are the laws that dictate how property and debts are to be divided up when a couple goes through a divorce. These laws can often be confusing, but it’s important to work with an experienced divorce lawyer who will advocate for you and help you get a fair share of your marriage’s assets. You may come across the terms “marital” or “community” property and “separate” ...
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  • What Are Grandparent's Rights in Texas?

    Texas is one of the strictest states for grandparents seeking visitation with their grandchild. In 2005, Texas adopted far stricter standards after the Supreme Court ruling in Troxel v. Granville. The state now holds the view that they have no place intervening in family affairs so long as the parents of the child are fit to care for them. So what does this mean for grandparents? When Can A ...
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  • Tips for Fathers: How to Win Child Custody

    As a father, you have as much right to be a parent to your child as their mother does. It can be a challenge to enforce your parental rights, however, especially when you’re trying to gain custody of your children. Despite the challenges, that doesn’t mean it is impossible to gain custody as a father. Here are some tips to help you build your case for custody. 1. Pay Your Child Support Payments If ...
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  • How Can Child Custody Affect Child Support Payments?

    As a parent, you probably help to shoulder the cost of raising your children with their other parent. Whether you have full custody or joint custody, you still will need to understand child support payments in Texas. In many states, your child support obligations may be dependent on the amount of parenting time you have. In Texas, however, your child support payments are not calculated according ...
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  • How To Talk To Your Children About Divorce

    Divorce is a challenging time for the entire family. Many parents worry about how they will announce their divorce to their children, and what to say when they make the announcement. Here are some tips to help you have this difficult discussion with your family. Talk to the Whole Family While you may be tempted to have private discussions with each child, you can place an unfair burden on your ...
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  • Online Divorce Service in Texas

    The average cost of divorce in Texas is just under $25,000. (You read that right.) Major disagreements about property division and child custody can lead to protracted court battles and much larger attorney fees than you would otherwise pay. Even couples without children or any major disagreements can expect to pay at least $15,000 in attorney and court fees. While the price tag on divorce can be ...
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  • Does Religion Affect Child Custody Arrangements?

    If an interfaith couple has decided to divorce , philosophical disparity is likely only the first of their disagreements, and things can get even messier with children involved. When it comes to child custody , the good news is that a court will not show partiality to one parent merely because they hold a particular faith. However, religion does play an important role in raising children and is ...
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  • Stepparent Adoptions: What You Need to Know

    If your new spouse has children from a previous relationship, you might want to further unify your family by adopting them. This process is generally easier than adopting a child who is not related to either party, but it can still present some hurdles, depending on the circumstances. In Texas, to adopt a stepchild, one of the following circumstances must apply: the other parent is absent, ...
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  • What to Expect During the Divorce Process

    Considering that no two divorces are alike, you cannot truly expect the process to be the same for you as it is for someone else. Depending on how you and your spouse decide to approach this, your divorce could go through litigation or never see the inside of a courtroom. It is all specific to your own set of circumstances. That said, there are some steps that every couple must go through, so this ...
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  • Divorce Dos and Don’ts: What You Should Know

    Divorce can be an incredibly stressful experience for most couples. Emotions run high, and you may not understand how your state manages to determine property division, child custody, child support, and other matters included in your divorce agreement. Before you begin, here are a few useful pieces of information to know. Do Do consult an attorney Do create boundaries for communication between ...
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  • What Is Contempt of Court?

    Contempt of court is what happens if a person defies a court’s authority, disrespects a court, or prevents the court from doing its job. Someone who does any of the above could face civil or criminal contempt of court. In cases of divorce, most instances where a spouse might cause a disturbance or ignore a court order will incur civil contempt of court. A person doesn’t necessarily need to be in ...
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  • Why You Should Stay Off Social Media During Your Divorce

    Social media is no longer the rarity it once was when it began. Nowadays, just about everyone is plugged in, sharing their thoughts, pictures, and even the smallest details of their lives with friends, family, and acquaintances. While this is generally not a problem for most, it can pose a major risk for those who are in the midst of a divorce and can ultimately affect the outcome of their case. ...
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  • When Is My Divorce Final?

    Divorce is not an easy experience and no one really wants it to draw out any longer than is necessary, especially since it will only cost more, add stress, and make you feel as though you are stuck in limbo. You might be wondering when your divorce is officially considered final, so you can move forward with a new chapter in your life. Here is what you need to know about the final step in your ...
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  • Divorcing After 50

    Over the past 20 years, divorce among couples over 50 has doubled, which has led to the coining of the term “gray divorce.” No matter how old you are, divorce is an emotional and often tumultuous experience that one is never really prepared for. However, for those divorcing later in life, there are some unique hurdles they must overcome. Here are some key things you will need to complicate if you ...
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