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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 also a p...
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...
Is Family Law a Zero-Sum Game?20190610112836

Is Family Law a Zero-Sum Game?

June 10, 2019
Many people think that family law cases are a zero-sum game. When one party wins, the other party must necessarily lose, or so people think. Could it ...
Planning For Safety In A Divorce20190603163014

Planning For Safety In A Divorce

June 3, 2019
Divorce is a stressful time for most people.  While most divorces can become somewhat heated, in extreme cases violence can erupt.  In volatile situ...
People You Could Meet During a Divorce20190525113029

People You Could Meet During a Divorce

May 25, 2019
Most people probably don't think of all the new people that they might meet while going through a divorce. This blog discusses some common people who...
There’s Informal “Mediation”, and Then There’s Real Mediation20190302115223

There’s Informal “Mediation”, and Then There’s Real Mediation

March 2, 2019
Mediation is a term we use in family law cases all the time.  Many, if not most, contested family law cases settle at mediation.  But when we discus...
Same Sex Divorce in Texas20190211182350

Same Sex Divorce in Texas

February 11, 2019
Same sex divorce is a relatively new concept in Texas.  Until just a few years ago Texas failed to recognize same sex marriage at all.  Consequently...
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