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What Is a Contested Divorce in Texas?

A contested divorce in Texas means the spouses do not agree to all the terms of the divorce, including concerns like child custody, child support, and property division. With a contested divorce, each spouse needs to hire a Texas divorce lawyer to represent him or her for a chance of getting the desired outcome. If you’re planning to separate from…

Guide to Changing Locks During Separation in Texas 

Every year, around 76,000 couples file for divorce in Texas. If you think you might be adding to this statistic soon, you may be trying to figure out what to do with your house. After all, the marital home is typically considered community property in Texas, which means you both have a right to it. So if you’re thinking about changing the…

How to File a Response to a Divorce Petition in Texas

If your spouse has served you with a divorce petition in Texas, you need to know what your next steps should be because you have limited time to respond. When you get the divorce paperwork, you’ll see a deadline by which you have to give your response to the court. Make a note of it, and then contact a divorce…

Child Support Modification in Texas – Child Support Review Petition

One of the most critical—and complex—aspects of divorce in Texas is child support. Not only can it be difficult to set up in the first place, but it also typically needs to be modified over time. After all, income can change throughout the years, which means child support may need to be adjusted. If you’re considering initiating a motion to…

Where Is the Real Value in Having a Prenuptial Agreement?

While no party wants to enter into a marriage considering the possibility of its failure, the reality is that a high percentage of American marriages end in divorce.  Many marriages start with both parties on a relatively equal financial footing, with both parties bringing roughly equal amounts of assets and debts.  Yet others involve situations where one spouse has accumulated…

How to File for Divorce in Texas – Divorce Process & Laws

For most people, filing for divorce is an emotional and stressful time. Many people dream of marriage from the time they’re young. What rarely gets dreamed about or discussed is the divorce rate, which can shatter any preconceived ideas about marriage. Understanding the legal process of filing for divorce in Texas can help to ease some of the anxiety involved.  With the…

Why Do Elderly Couples Who Are Divorcing Need an Attorney?

It may seem unusual, but later in life divorces are a not-infrequent occurrence.  Because children are not generally an issue when older couples divorce, it may not seem necessary to obtain an attorney for this type of divorce.  Yet there are many unique issues that can crop up for elderly spouses who decide to split up.  Having an experienced Houston…

How Is Child Custody Decided in Texas Divorce Cases?

Divorce can be a messy, emotional process, but it becomes even more challenging when child custody is involved.  Divorce with custody cases are highly sensitive, as both parents typically want to spend as much time as possible with their children after the divorce. The Difference Between Legal and Physical Child Custody When it comes to custody of the children, it…

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