When can you Finalize your Texas Divorce?

Once the decision is made to divorce, one or both parties may be in a hurry to complete the process.   However, there is a sixty day “cooling off” period in Texas. This means that generally a divorce case will need to be on file for at least 60 days…

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Involvement in Child’s Life is Important in More Ways than One!

Involvement in a child’s life is important for every parent and can become even more so when there is a divorce or custody dispute. As a legal case unfolds, a lot of details about the day-to-day life of the family are sure to emerge. A parent who must work, or…

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Uncontested Divorce… or Not?

There is a lot of confusion about the term “uncontested divorce”. “Uncontested divorce” is sometimes used to mean “a divorce that has an agreement at the end of it, rather than a trial”.  In that sense, it is used to mean a “cooperative divorce”. However, just because there isn’t a…

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Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information

Depending on how long you have been married and when your spouse earned his or her retirement, you may be entitled to a share in your divorce. An individual may even have more than one retirement plan – (due to employment with the government/armed services, or multiple positions during working career).…

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Should I Rush to File my Divorce First?

If you are about to become divorced you may be concerned about getting to the courthouse first to file the petition.  Many people have the impression that if they don’t file first they will have a more difficult time getting temporary possession of the home, or obtaining favorable terms relating…

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Annulment of a Marriage Between Two Adults in Texas

  Our last blog post dealt with marriage of underage parties and requirements to annul those marriages. This post will deal with marriages between two adults that may qualify for annulment. Many people would like to have an annulment rather than the divorce because it can be quicker.  In order…

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Annulment of an Underage Marriage in Texas

Annulment in Texas is very specific.  According to the Texas law, certain requirements must be met in order for the case to qualify as an annulment. A marriage to a person younger than 16 years of age is void unless a court order allowed the marriage. A suit may be…

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Can you file for a Texas Divorce if you are not a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Legal Resident?

  If you have been living in Texas regularly and need to file for divorce, you may be hesitant if you are not a U.S. legal resident or citizen.  There are numerous people who live in the US via a work visa, business visa, other types of visa who want…

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Texas Spousal Support

 Spousal maintenance in Texas can be ordered if there is a finding of family violence and/or if the couple has been married for ten or more years. Spousal support does not go on forever, but the duration will be determined by the length of the marriage.  If the couple was…

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