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Husband and wife with divorce papers
When your ex does not comply with your divorce decree, what steps can you take? If your ex-spouse willfully disregarded orders set forth in the decree, you may be able to file a motion for contempt. If the judge believes your ex willfully violated orders in the decree, he or she could hold your ex in contempt of court. The judge may then impose fines,...
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Discovery
Texas amended its discovery rules effective January 1, 2021, which will have a big impact on some parties filing for divorce on or after that date. Discovery is an essential component of divorce, especially when child custody and considerable assets are on the table. Wondering how Texas’ new discovery rules might affect your divorce, what discovery involves, what is a discovery request or what is...
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Sad Child Parents on Beach in Background
Divorce and child custody battles often go hand and hand. If you’re getting a divorce (or never married but split up with your child’s other parent), who gets custody of the child in divorce is probably top of mind. You may also be wondering how to get primary custody, and how custody works in general. We’ll examine those divorce custody questions and others here. To...
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Supervised visitation isn’t the ideal way to parent a child but sometimes it’s necessary to help ensure a child’s physical and mental wellbeing. The most common reasons a Texas judge will order supervised visitation is when clear and convincing evidence shows a history of family violence, or a parent’s alcohol or drug abuse puts a child at risk. Some parties also request supervised visitation for...
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The word Trust
Our family law lawyers in Fort Worth TX recently handled a complex divorce where a multi-million dollar trust was at stake. That got us to thinking about how many people come to us, unsure how a certain trust will be affected by their divorce. One of the biggest misconceptions is that all trusts are ironclad, which isn’t always true. Here’s what your attorney (and you)...
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Couple arguing
The phrase “legal separation” is so common in American culture that it may shock you to hear that no such thing exists in Texas. That’s right, Texas doesn’t recognize legal separation, however, the state does offer legal remedies to accomplish similar goals. While we can’t tell you how to get a legal separation in Texas, we can explain the general difference between separation and divorce....
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