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When is a Child not a Child under Texas Family Law.

During these times of COVID-19 Pandemic,  divorce attorneys are answering all types of questions regarding the family unit, divorce, and minors involved in a divorce.   A not too common inquiry that we as divorce attorneys get in our family law practice is the question of removing the “disabilities of minority” of a minor.  The […]

Getting a divorce during COVID-19.

Do I need to appear in Court in the Courts are closed?

As a Family Law Attorney in Dallas County, Texas, during these COVID-19 pandemic emergency, I am posed with questions regarding how “am I going to get divorced with COVID-19 closing all the Courts?”   Fortunately,  the grounds on which a person can get divorced […]

Change of Name of a Child

In family law cases, a parent may change the name of a child.  However, certain requirements apply and consents may be required by the other parent.

What are the requirements for a child’s name to be changed?

A petition to change the name of a child must be verified and include:

(1) the present name and place […]

Separate or Community Property in a Texas Divorce.

What is my separate property in a divorce case?

Divorce clients will have questions about what is considered their separate property verses what is considered community property.  Persons going thru a divorce should understand that not all property is presumed to be community property if evidence can be presented to a trier of fact regarding […]



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.


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.


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. […]