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Ways to Lose Child Custody
Texas courts decide child custody matters based on the best interests of the children, and unless given reason to think otherwise, they assume children are best served through continued contact with both parents. Courts will typically only strip a parent of their custody rights when they believe a child’s health or well-being is at… Read More »
How to Transform Community Property Into Separate Property
Texas is a community property state. That means that you and your spouse are each entitled to an equal share of the marital estate upon divorce. Under certain circumstances, however, you can protect specific pieces of property from being divided and distributed on divorce. With the right legal tools and the right representation, you… Read More »
What to Know About Divorce Temporary Orders in Houston
Navigating a divorce can be a stressful and overwhelming process. If children are involved, this stress can be compounded. In Texas, temporary divorce orders are meant to help alleviate some of the stress. These orders can help bring a set of clear expectations for both parties so that they can move through the divorce… Read More »
Common Misconceptions About Property Division in a Divorce
Divorce carries a lot of myths. These misconceptions arise from pop culture, word-of-mouth, and other misinformed sources. It’s important to go into your divorce with eyes open and an accurate understanding of how the process works. Below, our knowledgeable property division attorney addresses and dispels a number of misconceptions regarding property division in a… Read More »
Retroactive Child Support in TX
If you believe you are entitled to child support, it’s important to act quickly to exercise your legal rights. It can be challenging to get a parent to pay child support with a court order already in place, but what about the time period before you obtain the child support order? Can you ever… Read More »
What Happens to Separate Property in a Divorce?
Texas is a community property state. That means that community property–property that is part of the marital estate–is jointly owned by the parties and likely subject to a 50/50 split upon divorce. What happens with property that is not a marital asset? How do you determine which property is separate and which property is… Read More »
Are Inheritances Split in a Texas Divorce?
Texas is a “community property” state. Most people have a general understanding of what that means–spouses split their property when they divorce. The specifics, however, can be a bit more nuanced, and there are exceptions to the general rule. Where does inheritance fall? Is your spouse entitled to half the value of your childhood… Read More »
Divorcing With Children: Who Gets The Kids?
Deciding how parents will share parental responsibility can be one of the most heated and emotionally charged disputes in a divorce. Courts prefer parents to decide upon these matters between themselves, but when the parties cannot come to agreement, it will be up to the court to decide. Below, our knowledgeable Houston family law… Read More »
Dividing Jointly-Owned Property After Divorce in TX
Some couples will approach their divorce with limited assets and an easier time reaching a settlement. If the parties have only a joint bank account, some personal property, and perhaps even a home, it might be easier to reach a settlement or at least identify the points of contention. Parties with more complex assets,… Read More »
How to Help Your Child Cope With Divorce
Divorce is challenging for everyone involved. Children can be hit especially hard; it’s a confusing and stressful process. There are, however, steps you can take to help them through the process and limit the negative effects. Below, we discuss a few tips for helping your kids cope with your divorce. If you have questions… Read More »