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Starting a Marriage by Getting on the Same Page

By Maria Lowry |

Sarah Cuddy, a Financial Advisor with Baird Private Wealth Management in Houston, has published an excellent article about the importance of mutual understanding of each person’s present finances and future goals for a healthy, lasting marriage. You can read the article by clicking here. Note: Sarah Cuddy and Baird Private Wealth Management do not offer… Read More »

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Separating Digital Assets in a Texas Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

The digital era has brought with it unexpected complications in the area of family law.  Divorcing couples now have a whole new set of assets to divide up.  Digital and virtual assets can be hard to identify, quantify, and determine to whom they should go.  Moreover, the interconnectedness of our digital lives can create… Read More »

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Child Custody and Relocation in Texas – The Basics

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce is, unfortunately, the gift that keeps on giving.  Even after all the papers are signed, issues continue to arise, particularly if you share a child with your former spouse.  We previously discussed the difficulties surrounding moving a child to a new school, and how to make the transition easiest for your children.  Relocating… Read More »

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Attachment-Based Parental Alienation in High-Conflict Custody Cases

By Maria Lowry |

In last month’s blog, we discussed handling child visitation interference in Texas, where one parent obstructs the other parent’s right to spend time with the child(ren). Obstructing child visitation brings up the issue of attachment-based parental alienation, which, in turn, can cause parental alienation syndrome in children. Parental alienation syndrome is frequently brought up… Read More »

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Handling Child Visitation Interference in Texas

By Maria Lowry |

A story gained traction in the Texas news last month regarding interference with a child custody and visitation order. A San Antonio mother describes how she lost contact with her oldest son after he went to visit his father in California and never returned as he should have based on the parents’ child visitation… Read More »

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Why You Should Wait Until Your Divorce is Final Before Buying a Home

By Maria Lowry |

When you’re getting divorced, it may feel like you can’t get on with your new life fast enough. You’re ready for your fresh start, and that may include a new home. Good for you! But it’s in your best interest to wait until your divorce is final before entering into a contract to buy… Read More »

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With Common-Law Marriage, It’s Simple to Tie the Knot in Texas; But There’s No Equally Simple Common-Law Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

In Texas, two people can become married without getting a marriage license or having a marriage ceremony. It’s called a common-law marriage. Most people are familiar with the term, but there’s often uncertainty regarding just how legally binding, enforceable, and durable a common-law marriage is. The answer? Once established, a common law marriage has… Read More »

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The Role of a Forensic Accountant in a Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Money woes are one of the leading reasons that couples seek to divorce—and also a leading source of controversy during the divorce itself. Some couples use money as a way to exact revenge on their former partner, either by fighting tooth-and-nail for every dollar they believe they deserve, or by secreting away funds from… Read More »

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When Can a Non-Parent Sue to Affect Parental Rights in Texas?

By Maria Lowry |

The Texas Supreme Court recently issued an important opinion about the limited circumstances under which a non-parent serving a parent-like role, such as a grandparent or other guardian, can sue to affect parental rights.  Read on to learn about the case and Texas parental rights. Contact a knowledgeable family law attorney with any questions… Read More »

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What Your Family Law Attorney Wants You to Know

By Maria Lowry |

If you’ve never been involved in a lawsuit before, you may not realize how your behavior as a client can affect the outcome of your case. There are things that you as a client can do to improve your prospects of success and even lower the amount you’ll owe in attorneys’ fees. Below, learn… Read More »

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