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Category: Marriage

Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

Texas is considered as one of the progressive states in the United States because it recognizes same-sex marriages as legal. This recently was implemented last June 26, 2015 and has granted the privilege of marriage to partners of the same gender. More about its legalization is explained in the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges. Thanks […]

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My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

My Spouse has a Drug Addiction, What Now?

Drug addiction in any way is not beneficial to anybody. It is even more detrimental when more people become affected by just one person’s drug addiction. One of the many examples of being affected by drug addiction is in the family. When Drug Addiction or Substance Abuse is in the picture, it is very dangerous […]

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Texas Divorce Overview

Texas Divorce Overview

  Texas Divorce Overview   Everyone іѕ fаmіlіаr wіth the wоrd dіvоrсе but dоеѕ not know thе technicalities about it. It is іmроrtаnt thаt wе should bе able tо knоw things about dіvоrсе аnd whаt are thе thіngѕ thаt wе ѕhоuld соnѕіdеr about when people аrоund us or ѕресіfісаllу uѕ іnѕtеаd are planning tо еngаgе […]

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Divorce Prevention: Premarital Education Course

Divorce Prevention: Premarital Education Course

Divorce can be a very painful and expensive process for everyone involved, and often the best solutions come before the time that people are looking for divorce lawyers, and in fact, often before the marriage itself. Everyone knows the statistics in regards to divorce, but always seem to think that it is something that only […]

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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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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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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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First Gay Marriage License Issued in Travis County

First Gay Marriage License Issued in Travis County

Two days ago, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional as part of an estate dispute. Because the state does not recognize same-sex marriages, the marriage of Stella Powell and Sonemaly Phrasavath was not recognized and her estate passed to her siblings instead of her wife of […]

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Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

There has been a lot of discussion recently in regards the recently proposed House Bill 623 . This bill essentially proposes to allow Texas to circumvent federal court decisions in regards to declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional. However, rather than continue the discussion of whether gay marriage should or should not be legal, this bill […]

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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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