After the Divorce: The Deed to Your House

Once your divorce is final, you and your ex-spouse will need to split up the property. Any real estate that you owned together is now going to be titled to just one of you. A deed will need to be drafted, signed by both of you, and filed with official…

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Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale

Sometimes a divorce is finalized but the family home is not sold immediately.   The reasons for this can vary;  the couple wants the home to be maintained for the children, the home is not ready for sale, or the real estate market in the area is changing and the…

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Visitation Issues Can Arise During the Holidays

      If you have children and are under court orders regarding visitation and holiday visitation make sure to check your decree in advance to avoid problems over the holidays. Look at the decree under holiday visitation and use a calendar to determine who gets visitation and when.   Look…

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Is Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order?

Proving a charge of contempt in a court of law requires specific proof and procedure.  If you believe that your ex may be in contempt, consider the following: Contempt is a serious charge, therefore, you must have adequate proof. Bringing a contempt case to court requires an investment of time…

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What can Happen to a Person who has a Judgment against them for Unpaid Back Child Support?

 Child support obligations are not to be taken lightly.  A person who owes child support and does not pay it can have all types of trouble.  Here is a summary of how the process works, and what can happen if the support goes unpaid and a suit for enforcement is…

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Is your Ex Spouse Ignoring Court Orders? What to do

If you have a final court order and your ex-spouse is ignoring the orders, you should consult a Texas family law attorney to discuss filing a Motion to Enforce. A Motion to Enforce the court’s judgment is available to enforce a prior court order in a divorce case. The enforcement may…

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Finding Your Ex in Contempt of a Court Order Involving Children

What is contempt? Contempt is an action that can be used by the court to enforce an order, or to punish disobedience.  Contempt can be used by the court “on its own” (Judge says, “I am going to find you in contempt for your misbehavior in this courtroom”) or can be…

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