Tips to Help you Make a Good Courtroom Appearance

It is normal to be concerned about appearing in court. Whether your case is family law, business, probate or other type case, the way you look and act while you are in court is important, even for just a short procedural hearing.R-E-S-P-E-C-T Signs of respect or disrespect for the court…

Continue reading

Can you Really “Prepare” for a Divorce?

Can you really ever prepare for a divorce?  Although people handle divorce differently, you can do some advance preparation from a legal point of view.   It is harder to prepare emotionally, even if you are the one who desires the divorce, and even you know that it is the only option. Counseling…

Continue reading

“Motion to Enforce” a Texas Court Order About Property  

A final divorce decree will have provisions in the court order which relate to division of property and debts. When one of the parties does not follow through in obeying the court order, the other “innocent” party may choose to file a motion with the court. This is called a…

Continue reading

Dealing With Financial Issues Long After the Divorce is Final?

Although a final divorce decree is supposed to “split” the property once and for all that is not always the case. There are a variety of reasons why a couple may find themselves dealing with property issues months or years after the final decree has been signed.  Here are some…

Continue reading

Pitfalls to Avoid When Splitting Assets in a Divorce

It is easy to focus on just one piece of the puzzle, such as who will get the house or who will have to pay a particular bill.  Don’t do this.  It is important to look at the entire picture.  It may be better to let your spouse have the house if you…

Continue reading

Filing Suit Against Someone Whose Whereabouts Are Unknown

When a divorce or other lawsuit is filed, there is a process of citation issued for the party who is being sued. Usually, this legal citation is personally served on the person who is the respondent in the lawsuit.  (If the respondent is a company, the citation will be served on…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading