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CONSERVATORSHIP of a child

Do I get 50/50 possession if I get joint custody?

The answer we give them is for the most part – NO. This is a question in most divorces that we get from clients that have children and want to have a co-parenting plan with their children.   However, we always explain the public policy in […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Family Law|0 Comments|

IS THERE A QUICK DIVORCE IN TEXAS?

Dissolution of a Texas Marriage –

How long does a person have to wait before getting a divorce finalized in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, section 6.702, a person filing a divorce petition has a waiting period of 60 days. The Court may not grant a divorce before the 60th day after the date the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

Divorce, citation, and waiver of service in Texas

Does a person have to declare grounds to file for Divorce –

As a divorce attorney, my office receives many inquiries regarding the grounds on which a person may file for divorce in the State of Texas.

When an individual files a petition for divorce in Texas, the petition in a suit for dissolution of a […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

DISSOLUTION OF A TEXAS MARRIAGE

 

A person may file for a suit for divorce in Texas provided that the person files the suit for divorce or the respondent has been a domiciliary of this state for the preceding 6 month period; and a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the preceding 90-day period.

Can I […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT?

Is an individual able to choose a divorce or annulment?

As a divorce attorney with “Barbosa Family Law, P. C.” in Dallas, Texas, I get calls from individuals who are not sure as to whether they should file for a divorce or seek an annulment of their marital relationship.   It is not a choice […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce-

How much alimony (maintenance) can I get in my divorce?

As a divorce attorney in Dallas County, Texas, I regularly get asked the question as to whether or not a client is eligible to receive alimony in a divorce proceeding in Texas.   The general presumption in Texas divorce cases is that alimony (referred to as […]

By |August 14th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

DEFINING SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE IN TEXAS FAMILY LAW:

Do I qualify for Alimony?

This is a question that is asked by many of our clients when they first make contact with Barbosa Family Law, P. C.   I find that most parties that are asking about spousal maintenance or spousal alimony do not understand the basic concept of the issue as it relates to […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

MILITARY DUTY AND CONSERVATORSHIP

Does a designated person have rights?

If you are a person who will be deployed as part of your military service, a designated person means the person ordered by the Court to temporarily exercise a conservator’s rights, duties, and periods of possession and access with regard to a child during the conservator’s military deployment, military […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

TERMINATION OF THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP

TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS –

The Texas Family Code provides for the Courts to order the termination of the parent child relationship if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence some of the following conditions as per the Texas Family Code section 161.001:

That a parent has:

Voluntarily left the child alone or in the possession […]

By |March 6th, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|

Engagement agreements in family law cases.

Every client that hires my office for representation on a family law matter signs an “engagement contract” for legal services.   Clients often tell me that they want to read the entire 10 page contract before they sign off on it.   Often, they ask my staff – why do I have to sign this long […]

By |February 22nd, 2016|Family Law|0 Comments|