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Family Law

POSTED ON 09/26/2019

Will The Court Award My Spouse More in the Divorce?

When dividing the community assets in a divorce case, it is commonly misunderstood that the court is trying to do a 50/50 split of the assets. Texas family courts do...

POSTED ON 09/23/2019

What Is Community Property and Separate Property In Texas Divorces?

When going through a divorce in Texas, you may have heard that Texas is a “community property state.” But, what does that mean? Stated simply, community property is anything acquired,...

POSTED ON 09/19/2019

Can I Get A Name Change In A Texas Divorce?

The request for a name change in a Texas divorce proceeding is very common. The most usual request is for a party to change the current married name back to...

POSTED ON 09/15/2019

Can I Get A Restraining Order?

Temporary Restraining Orders (TROs) are extremely common in Texas Family Law cases. In fact, some area courts have what is called a Standing TRO which can be invoked by either...

POSTED ON 09/11/2019

Do I Get More Child Support if My Ex Gets a Raise?

It is not uncommon for people to get pay raises or to change jobs to have an increased income. Sometimes those pay raises can be significant. Or if you consider...

POSTED ON 09/08/2019

My Ex Is Always Late for Pickup. What Can I Do?

After a family court order or agreement for visitation is reached, it is important that all parties to the agreement follow through with the terms of the agreement. Unfortunately, that...

POSTED ON 09/04/2019

What is the Burden of Proof in Texas Family Law Cases?

First, what is a “burden of proof”? Basically, a burden of proof is the measure of the amount of evidence required by a court to prove a fact. “Beyond a...

POSTED ON 09/01/2019

What is a Withholding Order for Texas Child Support?

In a Texas suit affecting the parent-child relationship, where child support is involved, the State goes to great lengths to make sure that child support is awarded. In an effort...

POSTED ON 08/29/2019

What Does “Best Interests of the Child” Mean?

The phrase “best interests of the child” is used throughout Texas family law. This standard is used to determine custody, child support, access, medical treatment, modifications of custody, and even...