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The Impact of the Coronav…

The Impact of the Coronavirus on Child Custody and Visitation in Texas

Life in Texas has slowed down in some major ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. For people who are going through a divorce, or who have a parenting plan that covers child custody and visitation, this is an especially uncertain time. What impact… Read More
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What Happens to Coronavir…

What Happens to Coronavirus Stimulus Checks in a Texas Divorce?

The global coronavirus pandemic is causing profound disruptions throughout our society, as people try to practice “social distancing” in the hopes of slowing the spread of the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19. Family law cases in Texas,… Read More
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Maximum Child Support Gui…

Maximum Child Support Guideline Amount in Texas Increased in 2019

Texas law establishes guidelines for the amount of child support a person can be ordered to pay. Courts are directed to calculate child support based on a person’s income, using different percentages depending on how many minor children will be rec… Read More
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Categories: Child Support
Waste, Dissipation, or Wr…

Waste, Dissipation, or Wrongful Disposition of Community Assets in a Texas Divorce

When a couple with substantial assets gets divorced in Texas, there is often a danger that one spouse will attempt to conceal assets, or even dispose of assets for the sole purpose of depriving the other spouse of them. This can affect not only the d… Read More
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Categories: Property Division
Dividing Mineral Rights i…

Dividing Mineral Rights in a Texas Divorce

Oil and gas have brought a great deal of wealth to Texas, along with disputes over ownership of various associated rights, known as “mineral rights.” In high-asset divorces, mineral rights can be a major area of contention. Identifying the minera… Read More
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Categories: Property Division
Real Estate Pocket Listin…

Real Estate Pocket Listings in Texas Divorces

In a Texas divorce, a court cannot sign a final decree and close the case until it confirms that all issues related to the divorce have been addressed. If the parties have minor children, this means that either they must have reached a settlement agr… Read More
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Surveillance of Your Spou…

Surveillance of Your Spouse in a Texas Divorce

Communications, audio, and video technologies are growing at ever-faster rates. Many people now carry devices in their pockets that enable them to record video and audio, and also to communicate by voice, text, email, and social media. In a Texas div… Read More
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Categories: Adultery, Divorce
Determining Whether a Sma…

Determining Whether a Small Business Is Community or Separate Property in a Texas Divorce

Getting a divorce in Texas causes upheavals throughout a person’s life. Planning for these upheavals, and working to manage them to the greatest extent possible is one of a family attorney’s most important jobs. For small business owners, divorce… Read More
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Categories: Property Division
The Texas Divorce Process…

The Texas Divorce Process: An Overview

The Texas Family Code governs divorce proceedings in this state, starting with a petition filed in district court in the county where at least one spouse resides. That court can hear any divorce-related issue that falls under its jurisdiction. A Texa… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Qualified Domestic Relati…

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs) in Texas Divorces

The parties to a Texas divorce case must identify all of the community and separate property that they own. A final decree of divorce must include a plan for dividing the community property between the parties. The parties can agree on how to do this… Read More
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