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Category: Family Law

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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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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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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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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Family Law: First Client Interview

Family Law: First Client Interview

There are a lot of things that I like to cover in a first client interview. As a board stroke, the first thing I like to go over with clients is determining what the current status quo is. This is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because a judge’s predisposition at a temporary […]

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Welcome to the Texas Family Law Blog!

Welcome to the Texas Family Law Blog!

This is just a quick introductory post to let everyone know what I intend to do with this blog. There are a couple purposes, one of which is occasionally I see an issue that intrigues me, or that I simply want to rant a bit about. Another reason is that I see a lot of […]

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What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes

Protective orders and name changes are some of the things that a party could want in a family law case. It is commonly needed when certain actions from a spouse or partner necessitate a request for protective orders from the court. This is pretty common in the presence of family violence. Family violence is basically […]

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What to Know About Child Custody Before Going to Court

What to Know About Child Custody Before Going to Court

  Child custody is undeniably one of the major issues debated on in the wake of a divorce. In divorces that involve children, child custody and conservatorship is an issue that always comes up. One of the most commonly discussed issues is where your child or children will reside after your divorce.     Where […]

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The Role of an Ad Litem in a Custody Case

The Role of an Ad Litem in a Custody Case

 Ad litem in a Texas Family Law case is unfortunately not a commonly discussed topic. You could be reading articles and finding information about child support, child custody, property division and many other common issues related to Texas family law. However, finding information about the Ad Litem in a Texas Family Law case is pretty […]

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