What's New in Family Law After the 88th Texas Legislative Session?

What Changes in Law Should I be Aware of Come September 1, 2023? Every two years, the Texas Legislatures meet and decide on new legislation. Here are a few snapshots on what will happen come September 1, 2023. SB 870 Child Support Judges will have a… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Do the Court's Consider Gender When Awarding Custody to Parents?

Is it True That Mother’s Get Primary Custody of Children in a Divorce? It is no longer accurate to say that mothers are predominantly awarded primary custody instead of father’s during a divorce. The court’s primary consideration in child c… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Is There Legal Separation in Texas?

What do I need to do if I am still married, but separated? Texas does not recognize separation. You are either married or divorced. There are things you need to avoid while you are separated. Spending money on a Paramour – it is not uncommon wh… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

Spousal Maintenance in Texas

Can I be Awarded Spousal Maintenance in a Divorce? In Texas, what other states refer to as alimony, we refer to as spousal maintenance. It is typically only awarded under very specific circumstances. To be eligible for spousal maintenance, the court… Read More
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Divorce Jurisdiction in Texas

Where do I File my Divorce? Subject Matter Jurisdiction In the United States, including Texas, subject matter jurisdiction refers to a court’s authority to hear and decide cases of a particular type or subject matter. In the context of divorce… Read More
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Pet Custody

What happens with our pets when going through a divorce? Animal lovers will understand that pets are considered part of the family. As such, going through a divorce and deciding who gets to keep the pets can be a highly emotional decision. In Texas,… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

What Happens if my Possession is Being Interfered With?

What can I do if the possession time with my child is being interfered with Courts regularly award possessory rights related to a child through divorce decrees and custody orders. Unfortunately, problems can arise after this order when one of the par… Read More
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Parenting Styles vs. Dangerous Parenting

How do I know if my child may be in danger from their other parent? It is not uncommon for parents to disagree about how to parent their children. Parenting styles refer to the general approach that parents use to raise their children. There are seve… Read More
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Categories: Family Law

When Does Child Support End in Texas

How long do I have to pay child support for? In Texas, child support obligations typically end when the child turns 18 years old or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. However, if the child has a disability, child support may continue… Read More
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Common Law Marriage in Texas

Am I common law married? Common law marriage, also known as informal marriage, is recognized in the state of Texas. Under Texas law, a couple can establish a common law marriage by meeting certain requirements, which include: Both parties must have t… Read More
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Categories: Family Law