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Texas family code

  • Reasons to Modify Your Divorce Decree

    Overview of Post-Divorce Modifications in Texas Divorce is an unpleasant experience for even the most amicable couples. However painful, legally dissolving a marriage means litigating with your spouse on your finances, family, and other personal aspects of your life. In Texas, ... Read Article
  • Can I Get My Spouse to Pay my Divorce Attorney Fees?

    Divorce can be expensive. All too often stay-at-home moms, or spouses who have a partner that controls the finances, feel trapped. Have you been asking yourself, "Is it possible to get an award for attorney's fees from my spouse?" The answer to this question isn’t as simple as a ... Read Article
  • Texas is a No-Fault Divorce State - For Now Anyway

    Texas Lawmaker Strives to Put Fault Back in Texas Divorce Proceedings. Since the 1970s, Texas couples have been able to divorce without pointing the finger of blame at one another. Currently, Texas is a “no-fault” divorce state . No-fault divorce is a divorce in which the ... Read Article
  • Can I Move With My Child? Modifying Texas Child Custody Geographic Restrictions

    A common issue primary parents or “custodial parents” face in child custody cases is child relocation and modifying geographic restrictions. Texas courts often struggle with this issue because per the Texas Family Code Section 153.001(a)(1), it is the public policy of the State ... Read Article
  • Understanding Summer Possessions under Texas Standard Possession Orders

    Spring has sprung and April is coming close to an end. For separated parents following the Texas standard possession order, April is a significant month. April 1st and April 15th are the dates by which one parent must give the other parent notice of their summer plans in regards ... Read Article
  • Breach of fiduciary duty and how it applies in a divorce

    Fiduciary agreements exist across various types of personal and professional relationships. In the context of family law and marriage, “fiduciary” denotes the responsibility of spouses to act in one another’s interests, financially speaking. A spouse has a duty in equity and in ... Read Article
  • Life After Divorce: Post Divorce Maintenance, Spousal Support and Alimony

    When a long-term marriage ends, questions arise on how the event will impact overall lifestyle during and after a divorce. The premise of alimony or “spousal support” is to reduce unfair economic effects of a divorce by providing continued income to a nonworking spouse to meet ... Read Article
  • Divorce vs. Annulment in Texas

    What is the difference between a divorce and an annulment in Texas? Both are ways to legally end a marriage, but one stays on record whereas the other does not due to specific circumstances. Similar to many areas of law, the laws governing annulment and divorce vary by state. ... Read Article
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