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What if I want “full custody” of my child?

At Barbosa Family Law, P. C., our attorneys get a very common request from clients – I want “full custody” of my child.   Usually, clients do not understand the way Texas family courts address the issue of custody or conservatorship.   Most cases which involve a child have a common ruling when it involves the […]

By |August 1st, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments|

DO TEXAS FAMILY COURTS ORDER GEOGRAPHIC RESTRICTIONS?

What do I need to do if I am the custodial parent seeking to relocate out-of-state with my child?

If your family court order includes a geographic restriction on your child’s primary residence, you MUST file a modification action with the court of continuing jurisdiction under the Texas Family Code section 156.102.   Texas courts are […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments|

Do I need a Family Lawyer to get a Divorce?

The general public does not believe how expensive it is to get a divorce in Texas.   There is no free filing of a divorce petition in Texas.   Unless you file a sworn statement of “inability to pay court fees”,  you will incur initial fees of approximately $300 to file a divorce in Dallas County, […]

Can I file for an “uncontested” “no fault” divorce in Texas Courts?

As a Family Law Attorney in Dallas County, Texas, I am asked 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”, or what we call “uncontested”. So, on filing a petition by either party to […]

Protective Orders in Family Law Cases and Possession of Firearms

As a Texan and a Family Law Attorney in the city of Dallas and its county, we know how much Texans love their guns.   However, Texas has passed a number of bills that have a significant impact on Texas gun owners and CHL licensees.

Texans are able to “open-carry” a handgun such that is it […]

Can I divorce my “crazy” spouse?

The family law cases that Barbosa Family Law, P. C. handles, which involve that the Court intervenes in the case, involve some type of personality or emotional conflict between the parties. This means that litigation becomes protracted and the cost of the litigation becomes burdensome to the parties. Unfortunately, most of the attorneys involved […]

By |April 24th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments|

How can I get a cheap, fast, and final divorce?

My office has been representing all types of people in Texas courts for almost 30 years. I filed my first divorce in San Antonio, Texas in 1988.  The woman wanting a divorce called me the day I opened my office in San Antonio, Texas and asked me how much a divorce would cost her.  […]

By |April 9th, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments|

Do I need a divorce for a common law marriage?

At The Barbosa Law Firm, P. C., our legal staff gets inquiries almost daily regarding questions of whether or not an individual needs to get a divorce from a “common law marriage”.    Most people refer to a marriage without the formality of a license issued by the county or without the authority of a […]

What if my child wants to testify in court regarding custody?

At the Barbosa Law Firm, P. C., we represent individuals involved in divorces with children, paternity suits, and petitions to establish parental rights among other family law and civil law cases.   Most of the cases that involve children, defined as an individual under the age of 18, the parents or guardians of the children […]

By |February 21st, 2018|Family Law|0 Comments|

Same-sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas

As a family law attorney in Texas,  I constantly get individuals asking me if they can get a same-sex divorce.   And the answer to them is always – Yes!

Since the Supreme Court case in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015,  the Supreme Court held that same-sex couples may exercise the fundamental right to marry in […]