Category Archives: Family Law
Violence and harassment may be factors in an unhealthy relationship. In Texas, you may file a protective order if a member of your family or other person is targeting you with abuse. These are court orders that can prevent the abusive person from contacting you or your children. A Texas protective order could: Prevent the offending person from committing additional acts of family violence, sexual assault or stalking. Keep the offending person from directly or indirectly threatening you or your children. For instance, the protective order may prevent the offending individual from conveying threats through a third-party (another person). Prevent the offending person from going to a school or daycare that your child attends (if your child is covered by the protective order). These are only a few examples of what a protective order may accomplish. A Texas protective order may also require the offending person to leave your household….
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How property is divided during a divorce varies depending on the state. Texas law recognizes community property rules during a divorce. This is where both spouses have equal ownership of properties or assets that were acquired during marriage. How community property is divided depends on the circumstances. Texas law requires community property to be divided in a “fair and right” manner. This does not mean that properties and assets are divided 50/50. Many factors may be taken into consideration when dividing community property. Certain assets or joint debts may also be considered community property. For instance, retirement accounts may be divided. The family dog might also be considered community property during a divorce. In this case, the dog would go to either you or your spouse. What Property Can I Keep After a Divorce? You could also retain properties that are considered separate from your marriage. These may be properties…
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Divorce can be a confusing and frightening prospect for many married couples who want to split. There may be confusion over how divorce works in Texas and which options for divorce may be available. Some options for divorce in Texas have been mentioned in recent blog posts. However, there are multiple types of divorces in Texas that you may not know about. The different types of divorces in Texas may include but are not limited to: Mediation. We have talked about mediation (a mediated divorce) on many recent blogs. The reason why our blog discusses mediation so often is because it is an excellent divorce option for some people. If you are willing to cooperate with your spouse and use a mediator to create your divorce terms, then the divorce process may be much less stressful. Mediation is also an out-of-court divorce option, which can make it less expensive and…
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