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What Are My Rights as a Second Wife in a Bigamous Relationship in Texas

By Maria Lowry |

The times are changing, and relationships are evolving.  It is becoming more common for the makeup of a family to look notably different from the traditional, 1950s-style nuclear family.  There are certain types of relationships that the law, however, refuses to recognize on public policy grounds.  If you are in a three-person relationship, or… Read More »

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Taking a Closer Look at Attorney Awards and Evaluations

By Maria Lowry |

When you’re in the market for an attorney to represent you in a Texas divorce or custody dispute, it can be difficult to know where to begin or who to trust. If you start by simply sifting through the websites of attorneys in your area, you might notice that many attorneys include a list… Read More »

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Things to Consider Before Your Texas Divorce

By Maria Lowry |

Divorce will affect every aspect of your life—your home, your finances, your relationships, your family, and your emotional well-being. Before filing for divorce—potentially before telling your spouse you want to divorce—it’s a good idea to prepare for the process in the most critical ways. Read on to find out what you should consider before… Read More »

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Moving Out of State without a Custody Agreement

By Maria Lowry |

When you become a parent, your life will become tied to that of your co-parent, even after a divorce. Unless you have been granted sole managing conservatorship (commonly referred to as “sole custody”), decisions about how your child is raised and educated, as well as where they live, will need to be made with… Read More »

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Is it Adultery to Date After Filing for Divorce in Texas?

By Maria Lowry |

Filing for divorce only kicks off the divorce proceedings. Until entry of a final divorce judgment, issues such as child custody, division of marital property, and alimony are still up in the air. Contentious divorce proceedings can take months or years to complete, and even amicable divorce proceedings can take the better part of… Read More »

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Do I Need a Lawyer for an Uncontested Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

Divorces are often difficult, time-consuming, emotional, and expensive. There are, thankfully, routes to streamline the divorce process to a certain extent. If you and your spouse agree that divorce is the best option and can work to approach the related issues with an open mind, the process will be much easier. However, there are… Read More »

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Who Has Custody of a Child if There is No Texas Court Order?

By Maria Lowry |

If you have reached the end of a divorce in Texas, the court’s final judgment will include a ruling on child custody. However, if you are unmarried parents, or if you are still in the process of a divorce, you may not know who has custody rights and responsibilities under Texas law. Families come… Read More »

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Do I Need a Lawyer for Divorce?

By Maria Lowry |

If you are facing the possibility of divorce in Texas, you may wonder whether an attorney is worth the expense. Do you need a lawyer to see you through the process? The short answer is: No, you do not legally need a lawyer to obtain a Texas divorce. The longer answer is: Yes, you… Read More »

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How to Prove Common Law Marriage in Texas

By Maria Lowry |

Texas law, like many states, includes provisions for common law or “informal marriages” that have not been formally certified by the state. These informal marriages, once proven, carry the same rights and responsibilities of formal marriage. Proving that a common-law marriage exists for the purposes of adoption or tax breaks, for example, can be… Read More »

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Divorce Mediation Checklist

By Maria Lowry |

Courtroom divorces can take years to resolve and require thousands of dollars in costs and fees, all while taking a high emotional toll on the spouses and their children. More and more divorcing couples are instead choosing divorce mediation, an out-of-court approach to dividing marital property, determining how child custody will be shared, and… Read More »

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