And just what is a SAPCR, anyway? Divorce cases and SAPCR (pronounced "SAP- sir") cases are similar. A SAPCR is, and a divorce can be, about legal rights related to children. What does it stand for? SAPCR stands for "suit affecting the parent-child relationship". When is a case called "SAPCR? When there is not a divorce pending, but someone needs court direction about … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between a Divorce Case and a SAPCR Case?
Want to Increase Your Legal Fees in Your Divorce? Nope….
Just in case you would like to pay more to your attorney during your divorce here are some ways you can significantly increase your legal fees. If you prefer to keep the fees down, don't do the things you see listed here! Buy a house during your divorce. Although it's tempting to do so, acquiring major purchases during the pending divorce will create more paperwork and hassle and will … [Read more...] about Want to Increase Your Legal Fees in Your Divorce? Nope….
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 married from 10-20 years, the spousal support may be ordered for 5 years. If they were married from 20-30 years, support … [Read more...] about Texas Spousal Support
A Divorce Lawyer’s Practical Tips on Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on Kids!
It is undisputed that divorce has long-term effects on children, such as depression, trust issues, social difficulties and anxiety. When divorce is necessary, it is important to pay very close attention to how the divorce is affecting the children. Unfortunately, many people do unintentionally place their children "in the middle". This can easily happen. Some comments and questions that … [Read more...] about A Divorce Lawyer’s Practical Tips on Minimizing the Effects of Divorce on Kids!
The Many Faces of Fraud.. Part II… The “Known” Perpetrator
Last time we covered fraud that is committed in an "impersonal" manner. Unfortunately, fraudulent activity is not confined to those situations. Here are a few other types of fraud that I hope you never encounter. Marital Fraud When one spouse defrauds another proving the fraudulent activity can be important to a the final division of property in a divorce case. Marital fraud can take various … [Read more...] about The Many Faces of Fraud.. Part II… The “Known” Perpetrator
Do YOU Need a Premarital Agreement?
Premarital agreements are also called Prenuptial Agreements, or “Prenups”. Most couples who decide on a premarital agreement do so for one or more of the following reasons; a) there is a disparity in their assets; b) there is a disparity in the amount of debts owed; c) they want to preserve all or a portion of the premarital assets for their already existing children; and/or d) to meet … [Read more...] about Do YOU Need a Premarital Agreement?
The 60 Waiting Period for Divorce in Texas (yes, that includes uncontested divorce)
Under Texas law, a divorce has to be on file for at least sixty days before it can be signed by a judge. Even though a decree can be signed on the 61st day, that doesn’t mean that it will be signed on the 61st day, although it is a possiblity if the divorce is an uncomplicated and agreed one. The specific legal requirements that need to be satisfied in a divorce take time. Everyone … [Read more...] about The 60 Waiting Period for Divorce in Texas (yes, that includes uncontested divorce)