Woman and child in a same-sex custody battle.

Common Issues in Same-Sex Custody Cases in Texas

Same-sex couples have been allowed to marry and divorce in the United States for some time now. However, despite the acceptance and legality of same-sex marriage in the United States, same-sex couples face unique challenges when seeking custody of a child following a divorce. This is because typically only one biological parent is involved in […]

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Stepmother with her stepchild, looking out on their porch.

I’m a Stepparent: How Can I Adopt My Stepchild?

Many stepparents who would like to formally adopt their stepchild are intimidated by the adoption process. This is understandable, as it is a complicated process with many steps.  However, with the assistance of an experienced adoption attorney, the adoption process becomes much easier.  If you are a stepparent who would like to adopt your stepchild, […]

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Divorcing couple signing alimony agreement.

What Determines the Need for Alimony in Texas?

If you are planning on getting a divorce in Texas, you probably have questions about alimony. For example, if you’re the primary earner in your household, you may wonder how much you’ll have to pay your spouse after your divorce. And if you’re a homemaker, you likely want to know how much alimony, if any, […]

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Marital Debt in Texas: Who Pays?

Property division is a big point of contention in most divorces. Couples often fight over who will keep what, who will pay alimony and a litany of related issues. However, one issue that is often overlooked is the division of marital debt. Married couples often fail to realize that they may be on the hook […]

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Lawyer looking over a spousal maintenance agreement.

Factors That Could Terminate Spousal Maintenance Agreements

Following a divorce in Texas, the court allows for the payment of spousal maintenance (sometimes called alimony or spousal support) from one former spouse to the other. However, under certain circumstances, the paying spouse may petition the court to terminate spousal maintenance payments. Whether you are interested in pursuing or fighting a modification or termination […]

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Father visiting his newborn child.

How to Enforce My Child Visitation Order in Texas

Following a divorce in Texas involving minor children, the court typically puts a visitation order in place. This order informs each parent of what is expected of them regarding child visitation. However, despite their clear guidelines, parents don’t always abide by child visitation orders. If you need assistance enforcing a child visitation order in Texas, […]

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Lawyer goes over the benefits of mediation to a divorcing couple.

The Benefits of Mediation in a Divorce

Tens of thousands of Texans choose to end their marriages every year, and these people must deal with a variety of complex issues, such as property division and child custody. Many of these couples end up in long court battles, which can be both time consuming and costly. Others, however, choose to resolve these matters […]

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Lawyer calculating the division of property terms to negotiate in a divorce.

What Factors Affect the Division of Property in Texas?

When two people get divorced, one of the main issues they must deal with is the division of property. However, property isn’t always divided evenly. Rather, Texas law requires courts to divide property in a manner that is “just and right.” And despite guidelines that are in place to help judges ensure that property divisions […]

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Same sex couple going through Texas' adoption laws.

Adoption Laws for Same-Sex Couples in Texas

Same-sex married couples and heterosexual married couples have the same adoption rights in Texas. However, the adoption process can be complicated. Therefore, if you’d like to pursue adoption in Texas as a same-sex couple, please review the information below, and contact a Texas adoption attorney today for a consultation.  Adoption laws in Texas  The Texas […]

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Youngberg Law Firm discusses some basics of property division in divorces.

Texas Divorce Property Division Basics

In any divorce, one of the primary issues to be addressed is the division of property. However, contrary to popular belief, property isn’t always divided right down the middle. Rather, Texas courts are required by law to divide property in a manner that is “just and right.” However, despite legal guidelines that are intended to […]

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