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How Do You File for Divorce in Texas?

How Do You File for Divorce in Texas?

How do you file for divorce in Texas? A Texas divorce follows basically the same process whether you have attorneys or represent yourself, whether you have children or not, whether you have a lot of assets or little. Step One: jurisdiction. If you have lived in Texas for more than 6 months, you can file […]

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How to Understand An Order/Notice to Withhold Income

How to Understand An Order/Notice to Withhold Income

If you have received an “Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support ,” you must not disregard the document. This notice should be handled immediately as a Texas employer who knowingly fails to withhold court-ordered child support may be subject to a $200 fine for each pay period during which it failed to withhold income […]

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Divorcing With Domestic Violence

Divorcing With Domestic Violence

It is a sad reality that there are other families that get involved in violence. These are unforeseen factors before the marriage, which usually happens because the abuser has abnormalities in the brain, or is indulged in drugs or alcohol. Indeed, there are many cases in the country where violence is the biggest reason for […]

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CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 8: Court Process and Planning for a Permanent Process

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 8: Court Process and Planning for a Permanent Process

If your children have been removed and a judge has determined CPS has enough evidence to maintain temporary custody , the next year of your life will be filled with a series of meetings and court hearings.     Several times throughout the case you and your attorney will meet with CPS for Permanency Planning Team […]

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CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9: Family Group Decision-Making

CPS Parent Resoure Guide Part 9:  Family Group Decision-Making

Studies have shown that parents who work  with a support network made up of family, friends, neighbors, community members and teachers are more likely to have their cases successfully dismissed while the children in these cases are less likely to end up in foster care long term.   Family Group Meetings are organized by CPS […]

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Why You Should Hire a Divorce Attorney

Why You Should Hire a Divorce Attorney

Austin divorce attorney Janet McCullar of McCullar Gilbreath is the author of a new article that was recently published on Divorcemag.com. The article, entitled “Five Reasons to Hire a Divorce Attorney ,” discusses why it is absolutely necessary to hire an experienced divorce attorney if your divorce or custody case is headed to court. Here’s […]

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Five Stages of Grief In Divorce

Five Stages of Grief In Divorce

Divorce is a trauma, and anyone going through this trauma may be helped by speaking with a counselor or therapist.  Additionally, you should consider whether the collaborative family law process may be helpful to your family, as it is a private form of dispute resolution that generally involves a neutral facilitator, who usually has a […]

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Collaborative Divorce

Divorce is difficult, but not all divorces are created equally.  Here in Austin and Greater Metro Area, more and more people are choosing to resolve their family law issues via the collaborative process.  Collaborative divorce is a method of dispute resolution where the spouses agree from the beginning that they are each going to retain […]

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Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic Violence: Child Custody and Family Law

Domestic violence can have devastating effects on children . Batterers often use children to manipulate their partners. While the relationship continues, batterers may threaten to take custody of, kidnap or harm the children if the victim reports the abuse. After a battered woman leaves a relationship, batterers may use child custody disputes, visitation and joint […]

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Co-Parenting for the School Year

Co-Parenting for the School Year

As the new school year is about to begin, I’d like to offer some tips for the newly-divorced or new members of a blended family to ease the transition and try to avoid unnecessary conflict. First, get ahead of your anticipated disputes by designing, implementing, and complying with a detailed and customized Parenting Plan (easier […]

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