We get a lot of inquiries from potential clients wondering if they should sign a document. The most common documents in question are “Waivers of citation”, Final Divorce Decrees, Settlement offers, Paperwork in Attorney General Child Support Cases, leases, modifications of contracts and sales agreements. First of all, if you don’t totally and completely understand the document … [Read more...] about Should I Sign This?
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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). Some people know little to nothing about their spouse's retirement plan and may not even know … [Read more...] about Spouse Refuses to Share Retirement Plan Information
You may have been told that your divorce case will require mediation. if you have been in an abusive marriage, you may feel especially nervous about facing your spouse since mediation is less formal than a courtroom. It is common to feel a little nervous, and also to feel worried that you may give in too easily. You and your attorney should discuss in advance how to handle the situation - … [Read more...] about Mediation and the Abusive Relationship
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 to property or children. However that is generally not the case. Here are the ways in which being … [Read more...] about Should I Rush to File my Divorce First?
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 to have an annulment, you must prove that the marriage should never have been. "Should never … [Read more...] about Annulment of a Marriage Between Two Adults 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 brought to declare this marriage void. Regarding persons between 16 and 18 years of age, a parent or guardian is authorized to … [Read more...] about Annulment of an Underage Marriage in Texas
If you are involved in any type of legal dispute it is important to keep your thinking and behavior independent from your opponent's thinking and behavior.If you get upset and show your worst side, you'd better believe that it can come back to bite you.Displaying your uncontrolled rage in person, by text, by voice mail, or online can really harm your case.Always "take the high road". Hang up. Walk … [Read more...] about Don’t Take the Bait!
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 couple is waiting for the optimal time to sell. In these cases, the divorce decree should provide specific terms as to who gets what, … [Read more...] about Ex-Spouse Won’t Cooperate in House Sale