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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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”.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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