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Have you been served with divorce papers?  If so, you may discover you don’t even know what you don’t know about the changes coming your way. First, don’t panic.  Second, nothing dispels fear of divorce like knowledge.  The more you know about divorce and what it means for you, the more empowered you become. Basics…

Do-It-Yourself divorce is on the rise.  And so are hopelessly screwed up divorces and fatally flawed divorce decrees.  Companies like Legal Zoom® advertise that their forms are all people need to handle all sorts of legal work.  The Supreme Court of Texas supports fill-in-the-blank forms to help people do their own legal work.  But there…

One way you know you need a new lawyer is when your attorney shows up to court unprepared.  Effective lawyers prepare for court.  Preparation requires some basic items your attorney should bring to court.  If your lawyer shows up empty handed, you likely need a new lawyer. Most legal matters cause lots of stress for…

In the first post of this blog series we discussed the option of continuing to live with your spouse after the divorce is filed.  If you missed that post, you can find it here.  Usually when spouses try to cohabit during the divorce proceedings it’s either because the parties fear relinquishing their rights to the…

Did you know that Texas is a community property state?  We have discussed community property before, and you can find that blog here.  But did you know that community property law in Texas extends to the income of the spouses?  That’s right.  There is no “my paycheck.” Every penny earned by each spouse belongs to…

If you saw a person about to step in front of a bus would you act to save that person from certain disaster? Most of us would, thankfully. But what would you do if you saw someone about to make a disastrous mistake by representing himself in a legal proceeding? What if your friend or…

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