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Can I just annul my marriage?

At the Barbosa Law Firm, P. C.,  we get hundreds of inquiries about an alternative to a divorce proceeding.   Usually the calls focus on the proceeding that will save people money.   Divorce proceedings are a costly alternative to just staying together as a married couple.   However,  eventually a party will have to decide on […]

Custody of a Child by a Grandparent

In many of our cases involving family law, divorce, and custody of children, the grandparents are the people that step up and desire to do what is best for a child.  However, in a lot of cases that come into our office at Barbosa Family Law,  the grandparents are not aware or do not […]

Issues Common in a Divorce – Part 2

First read: Issues Common in a Divorce – Part 1

At the Barbosa Law Firm, P. C.,  a common questions our clients or just people calling us for information deals with child support.   Why should I pay child support?   Why should I pay so much child support?  Questions almost always revolve around people not wanting […]

Issues Common in a Divorce – Part 1

The Barbosa Law Firm, P. C. has been representing clients for over 30 years in the State of Texas.   There is a common thread that makes up the most common questions when people call our offices requesting information on a Divorce.

The most common issues in a divorce are issues regarding children.  Most people make […]

Can I terminate my rights to my child?

Most termination cases in Texas are of the “involuntary” genre.   Essentially,  a parent’s rights to a child are terminated under section 161 of the Texas Family Code.  Some of the more salient grounds for an involuntary termination of parental rights are:
A child who is born to a mother who during the pregnancy used a […]

Alimony in a Texas Divorce?

What is spousal maintenance or Alimony?

“Maintenance” or as is commonly known in the United States as “alimony” means an award in a suit for dissolution of a marriage of periodic payments from the future income of one spouse for the support of the other spouse. Maintenance is usually ordered by the Courts with a […]

Prenuptial Agreement

What is a prenuptial agreement?
A prenuptial agreement or sometimes referred to as a premarital agreement is an enforceable written contract between 2 people who are contemplating marriage and for it to be legally effective when the parties are married. It is governed by the Texas Family Code section 4.001 and 4.004. The Texas law […]

Do I need a reason to file for Divorce?

Under the Texas Family Code, most divorces are granted on the grounds of “Insupportability”. So, on filing a petition by either party to a marriage, the Court may grant a divorce without regard to “fault” by either party to the marriage if the marital relationship between the persons has become insupportable because of discord […]

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The Right To Possess Firearms Pending A Divorce Proceeding

Why is the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution important in Family Law cases?
As a licensed attorney in Texas, questions are usually asked during conferences with clients regarding their rights to “arm” themselves and to what extent they have a 2nd Amendment right to arm themselves.   It is not a simple question to […]

What About Child Support?

Must pay child support? Or, another common question from parents who are appointed as joint managing conservators of a child is why does one or both of the parents have to pay child support?

Under the Texas Family Code, the Court may order that either or both parents appointed as joint managing conservators to pay […]