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Can I Refuse to Sign the Divorce Papers?

Can I Refuse to Sign the Divorce Papers?

While marriage and divorce both pertain to the relationship between two people, there is a slight difference. A marriage will never push through unless both parties sign the dotted line. A divorce in Texas and some states could still be obtained even if you do not sign the divorce papers. There are steps that a […]

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Who Gets Custody of the Child while the Divorce is Pending?

Who Gets Custody of the Child while the Divorce is Pending?

A divorce proceeding could take some time, depending on the circumstances surrounding the petition. If the divorce is uncontested, then there would only be a resolution of details including custody, child support and the distribution of property.  It would be more complicated if it were a contested divorce or a fault-based divorce; there would be […]

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Can I file a Criminal Action Against an Adulterous Spouse in Texas?

Can I file a Criminal Action Against an Adulterous Spouse in Texas?

If you will simply base it on the movies, TV shows and books, you might think that adultery is as grave a crime as murder. This is probably the reason why many people have the notion that adultery is a crime, and if your spouse will cheat on you, you can send him to jail.  […]

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Texas Adoption Tips

Texas Adoption Tips

Adoption in Texas is just one of the types of cases family law attorneys must deal with at times. Family law is indeed an area of law that has its own difficult circumstances. It’s mostly because family law attorneys have to deal with individual families who are going through the toughest period in their life. […]

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How the Court Divides the Property

How the Court Divides the Property

A married couple shares many things between them. Most have purchased or invested property like houses, cars and other property. If the couple divorces, they will have to settle the division of their property. Texas as a Community Property State Texas is one of the states that uphold the concept of community property. All of the […]

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Can My Spouse Sell Our Common Property Without My Consent?

Can My Spouse Sell Our Common Property Without My Consent?

Picture this. You just bought a new car. You’ve been saving up for this for the past year or two and you finally bought it. But then after a few months, you come home to find out that your car’s gone. Apparently, your spouse decided it was a good idea to sell it. What do […]

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SAPCRs and Lawyer’s Fees

SAPCRs and Lawyer’s Fees

Getting a divorce costs money. Most of the time, they don’t come cheap. There are a lot of things you’ll need to shell out money for to help your divorce go along. One of those things would be for a lawyer. After all, getting a lawyer would be one of the more important things that […]

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How Long are You Required to Pay Child Support

How Long are You Required to Pay Child Support

It is a parent’s obligation to help raise and take care of their children. This obligation does not stop even if you are divorced. Non-custodial parents pay child support as an obligation. If you are such, until when are you required to pay child support? When can you stop? If you’d like to know, then […]

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Tips on How to Get Along with Your Ex-Wife’s New Husband

Tips on How to Get Along with Your Ex-Wife’s New Husband

Life after a divorce can be tough. There’s a lot you’ll need to sort out, especially your emotional state. Even if the marriage wasn’t terrible and the reason for the divorce was something you and your ex-wife amicably agreed on, you could still be hurting deep down. Life goes on whether you like it to […]

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Status of Children of a Common Law Marriage in Texas

Status of Children of a Common Law Marriage in Texas

The state of Texas has laws that seek to protect the welfare of children. However, the parents of the children need to be responsible for their affairs in order to keep everything in order. For parents who did not get married, then there are provisions in the law that they need to observe. Common-Law Marriage […]

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