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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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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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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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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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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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A Public Child Abuse Registry?

A Public Child Abuse Registry?

A Michigan woman is on a mission to make a public registry to search for convicted of child abuse . Erica Hammel’s son Wyatt was severely injured and left disabled after his father’s then-girlfriend shook him. The girlfriend had been twice previously convicted for child abuse and did not have custody of her own children. […]

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Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts

Divorce: Do’s and Don’ts

Occasionally, someone will come to me before things have gotten to the breaking point looking for advice for what to do to prepare for a divorce if they decide to do it, and perhaps a referral for a therapist in the meantime. This is great, and I love dealing with situations like these (even if […]

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Grandparent Rights in Texas

Grandparent Rights in Texas

Grandparent rights are one of the areas of family law that seems to be constantly evolving. At the moment, in terms of custody, a grandparent really doesn’t have a significant legal advantage over anyone else. Most of the determination goes primarily to substantial past contact with the child, and the child’s best interest. One could […]

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Child Custody FAQ for Texas Parents

Child Custody FAQ for Texas Parents

Child custody disputes can come in many forms, foremost of which is in a divorce . Divorce can be a rather tricky thing, in some cases spouses will easily resolve custody issues and have long battles over property division. In other situations, spouses will easily resolve property disputes and have long battles over child custody. […]

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Preparing for Your Divorce

Preparing for Your Divorce

It takes a lot of preparation and information if you want to divorce successfully. We have previously discussed many times the preparation and the possible issues you should prepare for when you deal with a divorce. If you want to complete a divorce successfully, you also need to absorb a lot of useful information in […]

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