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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, […]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Family Law|Comments Off on Do I Need A Family Lawyer To Get A Divorce?|

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 […]

By |June 6th, 2018|Family Law|Comments Off on Can I file for an “uncontested” “no fault” divorce in Texas Courts?|

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 […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Family Law|Comments Off on Protective Orders in Family Law Cases and Possession of Firearms|

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|Comments Off on Can I divorce my “crazy” spouse?|

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|Comments Off on How Can I Get A Cheap, Fast, And Final Divorce?|

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 […]

By |March 19th, 2018|Divorce Law, Family Law|Comments Off on Do I Need A Divorce For A Common Law Marriage?|

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|Comments Off on What If My Child Wants To Testify In Court Regarding Custody?|

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 […]

By |February 12th, 2018|Divorce Law, Family Law|Comments Off on Same-sex Marriage and Divorce in Texas|

Payroll Deduction for Child Support

Is payroll deduction used to collect child support?
In most cases where child support is ordered by the Court,  your child support payments will be deducted using a payroll deduction with your employer.   In any proceeding in which periodic payments of child support are ordered, modified, or enforced, the family courts will order that the […]

By |February 8th, 2018|Family Law|Comments Off on Payroll Deduction for Child Support|

Texas Spousal Maintenance

Spousal Maintenance in Texas Family Law:
Can I get Alimony?
This is a question that is asked by many of our clients when they first make contact with Barbosa Family Law, P. C.   I find that most parties that are asking about spousal maintenance or spousal alimony do not understand the basic concept of the issue […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Family Law|Comments Off on Texas Spousal Maintenance|