Common Law Marriage In Texas20190713105512

Common Law Marriage In Texas

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...
Dealing With Threats of “Full Custody”20190707091243

Dealing With Threats of “Full Custody”

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

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

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?

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?

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

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

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

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

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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