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How To Modify Your Final Divorce Decree

How To Modify Your Final Divorce Decree

For those who are going through a divorce, the final divorce decree is something that you could feel anxious about or something you are looking forward to. It indeed takes a lot of time and effort to achieve the Final Divorce Decree. In most cases, it also takes lots of heartaches and stress. For sure […]

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Understanding How Child Support Works For a Child With Special Needs

Understanding How Child Support Works For a Child With Special Needs

Parental responsibilities for a child with special needs vastly differ from those with non-special needs children. One of the differences in responsibilities includes child support for a child with special needs even after the child turns 18. This is a sensitive and well-debated issue. In this blog post, we will provide more information about the […]

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What to Expect for Attorney Billing

What to Expect for Attorney Billing

    Family law cases can be daunting especially if it’s your face time to face it and you are not armed with enough information. You will surely have a ton of questions to ask. One of these questions will be how much hiring a family law attorney will cost you. Financial worries always try […]

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Full Custody: Is It Really What You Want?

Full Custody: Is It Really What You Want?

    There are many parents who go through a divorce , and for most of them, getting full custody of their child is their ultimate goal. If you are going through a divorce and you have consulted an attorney, it is likely that the attorney will ask you what your goals are in the […]

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How to Avoid Making Serious Mistakes During Your Divorce

How to Avoid Making Serious Mistakes During Your Divorce

  Either you or your spouse will have to file for divorce . Once one of you does so, it will officially be the beginning of the end of your marriage. It will be an emotional time in your life, and you might not be able to avoid feeling stressed and anxious while the divorce […]

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Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce

Residency Requirements and Divorce Procedures How long should I live in Texas before I can file for divorce in a Texas court? Either you or your spouse should have lived in Texas, at least in the past six months. You should be a resident of the county where the court is located for at least […]

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The relationship between infertility and divorce

The relationship between infertility and divorce

Some couples become stronger when experiencing challenges, and infertility is no exception. But the divorce risk is also very real: couples who are unable to conceive a child after years of trying are three times more likely to divorce than those who do succeed. While every couple battling infertility is different, there are some commonalities […]

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What is the “Right of Refusal” in Texas Parenting Plan?

What is the “Right of Refusal” in Texas Parenting Plan?

If you have a kid and a pending divorce or child custody case, you will naturally have many questions about what will happen to the children. Co-parenting or shared custody is normally the set up, save for some special circumstances. During the times that your child is not with you, you might have a lot […]

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How Child Protective Services (CPS) Works in Texas

How Child Protective Services (CPS) Works in Texas

What is Child Protective Services (CPS)?  Child Protective Services is one of the services provided by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) which is a government agency that provides protection to children from abuse or neglect, even from their parents. Some states may use other names, but in Texas, we use “Child Protective […]

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Common-Law Marriages in Texas

Common-Law Marriages in Texas

What is Common-Law Marriage? In states like Texas, Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Hampshire, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah, Common-Law Marriages are recognized. Basically, you are in a Common-Law Marriage if you and your partner are cohabiting as husband and wife. In this situation, even if you both […]

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