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Holiday Possession Schedules for the NonCustodial Parent

During these times of COVID-19,  divorced parents exercising possession of children are having difficulties in many situations regarding the possession of children during the pandemic.  As a general rule,  the parent with possession rights has the rights of possession as if no pandemic existed.   The rights of possession of a parent are not affected […]


Most divorces that come thru our office involve children and directly related to a divorce with children is the issue of child support. The typical conservatorship in a divorce case in Texas courts will involve one of the parents being appointed as the custodial parent and the other being appointed as the noncustodial parent. […]

Can A Grandparent Seek Conservatorship in a Divorce Case.

As a divorce attorney in Dallas County, Texas we are confronted with situations where either the paternal or maternal grandparents seek to intervene in a divorce case involving children.  Even though as a divorce attorney  we represent one of the parents,  issues arise in many cases where the parents are not pursuing the best […]

Possession Orders For Parents who Reside Over 100 Miles from their Children

As a divorce attorney,  the vast majority of our divorce cases involve children.  When the divorce case involves children, there will without fail be a situation where one parent is awarded a Standard Possession Schedule providing for access and possession when the parents reside over 100 miles apart.  Even though, a Standard Possession Order, […]

Possession of a Child Upon Divorce.

One of the most common issues we encounter as divorce lawyers is the issue of possession and custody of a child after parents are divorced.

Do we need to have a schedule for seeing my child?

No, parents after a separation or a divorce do not have to abide and follow a schedule where as to […]

Using a Protective Order in a Divorce Case

Will the Police be aware of the Protective Order?

The downside of going thru a divorce in Texas is that occasionally,  one of the parties will seek and get a judge to issue a protective order against the other party.  A protective order will be registered with law enforcement agencies once it is rendered by […]

Can I get married in Texas like in Las Vegas?

Does Texas require a marriage license?

As  divorce attorneys, we are asked if a person’s marriage is valid because they believe that their marriage was not based on a valid license or a qualified person to perform the marriage.

A license is required in Texas in order for people to be legally married.  If a marriage […]



This is a question that is asked by many of our Divorce clients when they first make contact with Barbosa Family Law, P. C.   Our divorce law firm finds that most parties that are asking about spousal maintenance or spousal alimony do not understand the basic concept of the issue […]


How do I know if I have a “common law” marriage?

As a divorce attorney,  we get inquiries regarding whether or not a person is married through the informal marriage process commonly referred to as a “common law” marriage.

In any situation where a common law marriage is alleged,  there must be proof of the marital […]

Do I need a Marriage License to Marry Someone in Texas?

Is my marriage valid because I did not use a judge to marry us?

As a divorce attorney,  we are confronted with situations involving a presumed marital relationship that question the person who conducted the ceremony.   Who is allowed to marry a person in Texas is a common question as a practicing divorce attorney.

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