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ADULT NAME CHANGE

ADULT NAME CHANGE IN TEXAS

If you are an adult and are seeking a legal name change, contact a divorce or family law attorney. An adult may file a petition requesting a change of name in the county of the adult’s place of residence.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO GET A NAME CHANGE?

A petition to change […]

Identifying Domestic abuse or family violence

As divorce attorneys,  we have had a lot of inquiries during this COVID-19 pandemic about family violence and requests for a protective order due to abuse by a spouse or other family member.

WHAT IS FAMILY VIOLENCE UNDER THE TEXAS FAMILY CODE?

Under the Texas Family Code, “Family violence” means (1) an act by a member […]

Informal Marriage or Common Law Marriage

What is a Common Law Marriage in Texas?

As a divorce attorney, it is a common inquiry by our clients was to whether they have a “common law” marriage. In a Court of law or other legal proceeding, the marriage between 2 individuals may be proved by evidence that (1) a declaration of their marriage […]

Does my vote affect a Texas divorce?

Your right to VOTE does make a difference in Family Law in Texas.

The right to vote has gone through several manifestations since our founders drafted the United States Constitution. Each state is given broad authority on the issue of its citizen’s right to vote.  And, as we can see with the elections a few […]

Getting an uncontested divorce.

Is there a no fault  divorce in Texas?

As a divorce attorney in Dallas County, Texas, my clients always have questions regarding the grounds on which a person can get divorced in Texas. Typically, under the Texas Family Code, most divorces are granted on the grounds of “Insupportability”. So, on filing a petition by either […]

Dealing with an invalid marriage –

I am not sure if my marriage is valid?

What does the Texas law say about my marriage if it is a common law marriage?   In order to promote the public health and welfare and to provide the necessary records, the Texas Family Code specifies detailed rules to be followed in establishing the marriage relationship. […]

CHILD SUPPORT LIENS

In many divorce cases,  especially child support cases, one of the parties will usually have the obligation to pay child support to the other party.   A question that arises when a party falls delinquent in child support payments is – can the other party get a lien on my assets?

A claimant may enforce child […]

Conservatorship in Texas

What is Joint Managing Conservatorship?

Subject to the prohibition in Section 153.004, unless the court finds that appointment of the parent or parents would not be in the best interest of the child because the appointment would significantly impair the child’s physical health or emotional development, a parent shall be appointed sole managing conservator or […]

Temporary Orders in Divorce cases

In divorce cases that we represent, clients are advised that the need to get in front of a judge to get the court to make temporary rulings on property, debt, and any other issues related to property, is very important to preserve community property as well as to have the rights to possession and […]

Custody Disputes

In divorce cases,  situations come up where the custody of a child is at issue and the case involves a child being taken out of the state or out of the country.  What can be done is governed by the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act under Chapter 152.101 of the Texas Family […]