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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How to Choose a Lawyer

In choosing a lawyer, as in many other aspects of life, it’s all about balance. The lawyer you choose may be working closely with you for a long time on issues that affect your emotional and financial life. You want a lawyer that has a good personality, and one that…

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Problems with Splitting Retirement Accounts After Divorce?

We have gotten questions about retirement fund issues after divorce from some of our blog readers. Retirement fund issues can be difficult.   The final divorce decree will state how the property and debts are to be divided.   However, when it comes to retirement accounts, additional paperwork must be done in…

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DNA Testing for Family Law and Immigration Cases has Strict Standards

 DNA testing is sometimes used in paternity, adoption and immigration cases.  Here are some reasons that DNA testing may be used and who may request the test: 1.  In a traditional paternity case:  As evidence of the identity of the biological father a. requested by the biological mother in order…

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What You Want to Know About Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

 Certain legal conditions must be met before parental rights are terminated by court order. There are two types of termination; voluntary and involuntary.   A voluntary termination of parental rights occurs when the parent whose rights are being terminated agrees with the termination, cooperates, and signs the proper paperwork and/or…

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Separating Your Marital Debts and Assets by an Agreement With Your Spouse

 What if you should have gotten a Premarital Agreement but didn’t do it prior to marriage?   Don’t despair, there are specific legal documents which can be drafted and executed that will divide a married couple’s assets and debts into “his” and “hers”.   These legal agreements may be called…

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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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