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Threats of “Full Custody” in a Divorce20191103100414

Threats of “Full Custody” in a Divorce

November 3, 2019
Sometimes a parent, for whatever reason, will get “full custody” of the kids during a divorce.  However, many parents threaten to take “ful...
Will My Evidence Be Used in Court?20191014113440

Will My Evidence Be Used in Court?

October 14, 2019
Many people don’t know what evidence might be used in a family law hearing. Obviously, most parents don’t know what to expect in any given hearing...
Fifty-Fifty Possession Schedules20191002171522

Fifty-Fifty Possession Schedules

October 2, 2019
Many of our new divorce clients ask about fifty-fifty possession schedules. We find that dads seem to be especially interested in an even split type o...
Characteristics of a Good Family Lawyer20191001131102

Characteristics of a Good Family Lawyer

October 1, 2019
Unfortunately, in our society consumers often assume all lawyers are the same.  In marketing speak, we say lawyers are somewhat “commoditized,” m...
What is Community Property?20190729132313

What is Community Property?

July 29, 2019
Community property law in Texas protects property rights of spouses during a divorce.   The concept is relatively simple. Whatever a married couple ...
Have You Been Served Divorce Papers?20190714095435

Have You Been Served Divorce Papers?

July 14, 2019
Have you been served with divorce papers?  If so, you likely don’t even know what you don’t know about the changes coming your way. First, don’...
Common Law Marriage In Texas20190713105512

Common Law Marriage In Texas

July 13, 2019
Common law marriage in Texas comes up more than you might think.   Many people know someone who is common law married.  Or, at least that person th...
3 Do-It-Yourself Failures in Divorce Decrees20190707101535

3 Do-It-Yourself Failures in Divorce Decrees

July 7, 2019
People love saving money with do-it-yourself projects.  There are whole TV channels devoted to DIY home renovations, for example.  There is ...
Dealing With Threats of “Full Custody”20190707091243

Dealing With Threats of “Full Custody”

July 7, 2019
So-called “full custody” represents a red-hot topic for many parents facing divorce. Family lawyers hear certain statements regularly from potenti...
Suicidal Allegations and Child Custody20190704143411

Suicidal Allegations and Child Custody

July 4, 2019
Few allegations damage a custody case like reports of mental health problems. Criminal charges, family violence, and drug use all cause obstacles for ...
Smoking Marijuana and Your Custody Case20190626154846

Smoking Marijuana and Your Custody Case

June 26, 2019
Several states have legalized recreational use of marijuana. Texas is not one of those states, but states like Colorado, Nevada, and California attrac...
Who Does The Attorney General Work For?20190624130852

Who Does The Attorney General Work For?

June 24, 2019
Family law litigants frequently misunderstand the role the Office of Attorney General (OAG) plays in cases.  Far too many people think the OAG wo...