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Divorce in Texas
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....
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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Man removing a wedding ring
Couples who marry and want to legally cut ties generally have two options: annulment or divorce. What is an annulment and how is it different than divorce? When you hear annulments mentioned in films or on TV the subject is often raised as an easy solution to a marriage gone wrong. But in reality, how...
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Man and woman shaking hands
Here’s something we hear frequently at our Fort Worth family law firm: “My wife and I want an uncontested divorce. We agree on everything. She keeps the house, we’ll share custody 50/50, and we’ll keep our own retirement accounts. Can you help us finalize the paperwork?” If you both actually agree 100 percent, our divorce...
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name change after divorce
Women want to change their last names after divorce for various reasons. Some women simply prefer their maiden names to their married names, while others like the idea of changing their names to something entirely new. If you want a fresh start, changing your name after divorce can be a good first step toward the...
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parents arguing
With the back-to-school season looming, parents are scrambling to arrange online schooling for their kids due to COVID-19. In recent weeks, many parents have asked us how child custody may be impacted if they allow their ex or a stepparent to monitor schooling. Other parents ask who gets to make decisions about homeschooling, changing schools...
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Dr. Gina Galloway and Attorney Justin Sisemore
During a divorce, many parents are unsure of what information they should and should not share with their kids. Some parents say too much, while other parents say too little. Wondering what information is OK to share with your child during your divorce? What if you received an injunction prohibiting you from discussing divorce litigation?...
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upset teen with phone
Coping with divorce is hard enough for kids without a parent’s new partner thrown in the mix. If your child complains constantly about her wicked stepmother, or you’re a dad whose kid can’t stand mom’s new boyfriend, it’s best to think before you react. Unless the children are in danger, teaching them how to cope...
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