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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Divorce: Blame the Law Not the Judge

Divorce: Blame the Law Not the Judge

It is easy when things don’t go your way, and a judge decrees something that you find to be horrible, to blame the judge (they are the determiners of fact after all!) and assume that a different judge would have gotten you a different outcome. Sometimes, this is the case. Judges do have wide discretion […]

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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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