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In Texas, we’re used to hearing some tall tales that have been around so long, they’ve become more fact than fiction. So when it comes to child custody in the Lone Star State, it’s no surprise that a few yarns have been spun. When our Tarrant County, Texas-area clients come to us, they are sometimes...
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How Does it Work? Inevitably in all divorces where children are involved, decisions must be made regarding their living situation. When it comes to divorce in Texas, the Lone Star state prefers arrangements that allow children to have a relationship with both parents, also known as “joint custody.” But first and foremost, Texas Child Custody...
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Did you know that more than 10,000 Texan children are living with grandparents and other relatives as a result of parental drug or alcohol addiction? This means that thousands of families are dealing not just with complicated health and familial issues, but legal issues as well. If you are a grandparent who takes care of...
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Over the last year, more than 20 states including Texas have considered bills that would presume equal parenting in child custody cases. The proposed measures are an attempt to level the playing field between mothers and fathers and to reflect research that shows children benefit when their parents co-parent. Currently, fathers can be at a...
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Texas child custody laws comply with the Uniform Child Custody Act, which tries to make interstate child custody cases as simple as possible. They are always required to take the child’s own wishes into account when the court is making a custody decision. This blog will serve as a brief overview on the laws in...
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If you’re living in Collin County and you want to get divorced, do you have to file in the county, or can you file anywhere that you’d like? While you don’t have to file in a specific county, it is best to file in the state in which you live. If you just moved to...
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You know that saying “Everything Is Bigger In Texas?” Unfortunately it applies to some of our state and local law books, which contain some humorous, absurd, outdated, and strange laws. We’ve taken the time to dig them up. So sit back, relax, and enjoy this trip through some of our state’s oddest rules and regulations....
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As any divorced parent knows, family law is a complex and often confusing area of law. Each state has their own laws regarding divorce and child custody. However, in order for states to be consistent with respect to custody laws and to make it easier to enforce them, there is a law called the full...
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Only a fraction of the states other than Texas are considered community property states. Since the majority of states do not deem property acquired during marriage to be equally divisible, there is a certain level of ambiguity surrounding the division of property during a divorce in Texas. Most states equitably distribute property acquired during a...
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Many Texas women enter a divorce believing their spouse is no longer entitled to pensions, Social Security benefits and retirement savings such as 401(k), life insurance policies and other ERISA benefits once the divorce is finalized. They, or their beneficiaries, often find out later this is not the case because simply divorcing someone does not...
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