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What to Expect at a Child Support Modification Hearing

Major changes in the life of a divorced parent, such as financial hardship, incarceration, serious injury, or a change in employment or marital status may require the modification of a child support payment amount. In Texas, the modification of a child support payment amount is accomplished at a child support modification hearing. Below is an […]

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Do Birth Parents Have Any Rights After Adoption?

Adoption is a life-changing experience for the child, the adoptive parents, and the birth parents. A question that the parties involved in an adoption often have is whether the birth parents will retain any rights to the child once the adoption is complete. Whether you’re considering adopting a child or giving your birth child up […]

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What Makes Military Divorces Different?

Military divorces present unique issues and challenges. If you are a service member and would like to begin the divorce process, it’s important that you understand the differences between military and civilian divorces. In order to ensure that you are prepared for your military divorce, you should contact a Texas divorce attorney as soon as […]

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The Rights of a Custodial Parent in Texas

In Texas, a custodial parent is a parent who has primary custody of his or her child. Custodial parents have specific rights in Texas. Some of these rights are shared with the noncustodial parent, and others are exclusively enjoyed by the custodial parent. Below is an overview of the rights of custodial parents in Texas. […]

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What Are the Grounds for an Annulment in Texas?

In Texas, a marriage can end in one of three ways: divorce, annulment, or death. Although divorce and annulment ultimately result in the same outcome, there are major differences between the two. As is explained below, an annulment is a declaration by the court that a marriage is not valid. Below is an overview of […]

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Can I Move Out of State if I Have Joint Custody?

When a Texas couple divorces, it isn’t uncommon for one of them to want to move out of state. However, things can get tricky when a child is involved, especially if the parents share joint custody. If you have joint custody of your child and want to move out of state, please review the information […]

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Interracial couple entering a common law marriage.

What Are the Requirements for a Common Law Marriage?

Texas is one of the few states that recognizes common law marriage. If you and your partner meet certain legal requirements in Texas, you will be considered married by common law. Common law marriage has many benefits, the primary one being legal recognition of your relationship by the state of Texas. In addition, common law […]

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I’ve Been Falsely Accused of Domestic Violence. What Should I Do?

Domestic violence is a serious problem in the United States. But what should you do if you’re falsely accused of domestic violence during your divorce? Domestic violence accusations made against one spouse during a divorce can be severely damaging. Therefore, if you’ve been accused of domestic violence, you must act quickly, as your reputation, your […]

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Differences Between Separate and Community Property

Property division is a big issue in most Texas divorces. In fact, this tends to be one of the most contentious subjects that couples must address during the Texas divorce process. When a couple decides to file for divorce, all the property that was brought into the marriage by each spouse and all the property […]

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Couple holding hands in a common law marriage.

Are There Any Benefits to a Common Law Marriage?

If you and your partner meet certain criteria, you may be considered married by common law in Texas. There are several benefits to common law marriage, the primary one being legal recognition of your relationship. In addition, common law marriage offers couples property division rights, inheritance rights, and possibly spousal maintenance if the relationship ends. […]

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