Need to keep your location confidential in order to stay safe? The Texas Address Confidentiality Program exists to help victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and abuse, human trafficking, and stalking. The person who wants the protection must enroll in the program. It is administered by the Attorney General of Texas. How it helps The program assigns a substitute address to use. This … [Read more...] about The Texas Address Confidentiality Program
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If you and your spouse are about to divorce, you may wonder if you should file first. Is there any advantage to filing first? Any disadvantages? First step: Where? If you and your spouse live in two different counties, the advantage to filing first is that you would get to choose the county. Be aware that there are rules that decide which county or counties are appropriate. That … [Read more...] about The Pros and Cons of “Filing First” in your Divorce Case
About to file your income taxes? Review your court orders to see who gets to claim your child as a dependent. Where do I find this information? You can find this information in the Final Court Decree in your case. By the "final" decree, I mean the last order that the judge signed when your case was finished. The final decree may be called "Final Decree of Divorce". It can titled "Order in … [Read more...] about Who Gets to Claim My Minor Child as a Tax Deduction?
When you are struggling with an important decision, like whether or not to divorce, close your business or sell your home, you need facts to help you make informed decisions. If you are facing a crisis in your personal life at this time you are not alone. Current events are overwhelming enough, but when you are also experiencing personal turmoil you have a heavy load to bear. Deep seated … [Read more...] about Frustration, Despair and Change
(Abra esta publicación para ver el enlace en español.) If you have come to the realization that you need a divorce you may be wondering if the case can proceed while everything is in turmoil from Covid-19. The answer is "yes." Things to be done prior to filing First, of all, understand that there are things that need to be done prior to the actual filing of the papers with the District … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip # 19: It is Possible to Proceed With a Divorce During Covid-19?
This is already a difficult time for everyone. If you were having marital issues before this pandemic, the extra stress has probably not made things better. If you are thinking of divorce, you are in an especially difficult place. But, there are some things that you can do now, even if you need to stay-at-home with your spouse. Stay safe- Safety is always first. So, if confrontation or … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Tip #13: What to do if you Need a Divorce During This Time
During this emergency situation, we are continuing to take care of the legal needs of our current clients, as well as provide means for potential clients to receive legal services that they need. We are doing the following: As always, phone conferences are available. We will have the ability to set up video conferencing for appointments. The attorneys are continuing to work on our cases and … [Read more...] about How we Take Care of your Legal Needs During the Coronavirus Pandemic
If both spouses in a divorce agree on everything, it seems like it would be a great idea to be represented by the same attorney, right? Well, it isn't quite that simple. While both parties can have meetings and conferences with the same attorney, they can't both actually be represented by the same attorney. It would be a conflict of interest for one attorney to actually represent both … [Read more...] about Can the Same Attorney Represent both my Spouse and I in our Uncontested Divorce?