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When Can an Existing Order Be Modified?

Life changes with a layoff notice or sickness in the family. It may become impossible to keep up with child support payments or continue with an existing visitation schedule. Any family law court order modification to custody (conservatorship), visitation or support provisions must be approved by a Texas judge…

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Interference with Parenting

A family law court has handed down a decision in your family law dispute, but not everybody is following the rules. What you thought would serve as a resolution is becoming increasingly complicated as your ex or parenting partner fails to live up to his or her legal obligations regarding child custody or visitation…

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What to Expect with the Divorce Process

Once you have decided to divorce, the practical questions may start to feel overwhelming. Who moves out of the home? When will the children have visitation?…

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Divorce Basics for Business Owners

Business owner divorce involves many moving parts. You may have built a business over the years with a spouse who has complementary skills. Much of your net worth may be tied up in the company. What are the legal options for moving past the divorce without destroying your business?…

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How to Reach a Fair Property Division?

Texas is a community property state, which means all property acquired during your marriage will be divided in a "just and right" manner. Property owned prior to marriage or received as a gift or inheritance during the marriage might be considered separate property that would not be divided…

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High-Asset Divorce

What happens to your property after you separate from your spouse? Will you be able to bounce back or will the split stop you from accomplishing your goals and pursuing your dreams? The higher your net worth, the greater potential that your separation might wreak havoc on your way of life…

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The Fate of Your Business—a Focal Point in Your Divorce

If you and your spouse are partners in the family business, its fate will become a major question during the property division phase of your divorce…

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How Can Hidden Assets Be Found During a Divorce?

Both parties must disclose all assets during a divorce. This allows the court to make the proper decisions regarding asset division, which must be performed in a fair and equitable manner…

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How Can I Deal with A Toxic Ex?

If you have children, you must maintain a relationship with your former spouse after a divorce. This is easier said than done when your ex consistently exhibits "toxic" behaviors, which can harm you, your mental health, and your relationship with your children…

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"Common Law" Marriages

Texas recognizes informal or "common law" marriages. If you were to use a search engine, you would find Chapter 2 of the Texas Family Code. Subchapter E deals with "marriage without formalities" or a common law marriage. it the legal requirements are met, a common law marriage in Texas is just a valid as a formal marriage with a marriage license and a minister or judge performing the ceremony…

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