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Family Law And Domestic Violence


As an attorney with the Barbosa Law Firm, P. C. and a Family Law attorney in Dallas County, Texas, I am often confronted with questions, from clients who are going through a divorce or separation, regarding physical or emotional abuse from their spouse or domestic partner.   Many times, […]

By |November 16th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on Family Law And Domestic Violence|

The 2nd Amendment and Family Law


As an attorney, questions are usually asked during family law conferences with clients regarding their rights to “arm” themselves and to what extent they have a 2nd Amendment right to arm themselves.   It is not a simply question to answer especially to a person not familiar with the US Constitution and its interpretations.

However, a […]

By |April 30th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on The 2nd Amendment and Family Law|

Conservatorship Of A Child

Do I get 50/50 possession if I get joint custody?
The answer we give them is for the most part – NO. This is a question in most divorces that we get from clients that have children and want to have a co-parenting plan with their children.   However, we always explain the public policy in […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Family Law|Comments Off on Conservatorship Of A Child|

Is There A Quick Divorce In Texas?

Dissolution of a Texas Marriage –

How long does a person have to wait before getting a divorce finalized in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, section 6.702, a person filing a divorce petition has a waiting period of 60 days. The Court may not grant a divorce before the 60th day after the date the […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Is There A Quick Divorce In Texas?|

Divorce, citation, and waiver of service in Texas

Does a person have to declare grounds to file for Divorce –

As a divorce attorney, my office receives many inquiries regarding the grounds on which a person may file for divorce in the State of Texas.

When an individual files a petition for divorce in Texas, the petition in a suit for dissolution of a […]

By |October 23rd, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Divorce, citation, and waiver of service in Texas|

Dissolution Of A Texas Marriage


A person may file for a suit for divorce in Texas provided that the person files the suit for divorce or the respondent has been a domiciliary of this state for the preceding 6 month period; and a resident of the county in which the suit is filed for the preceding 90-day period.

Can I […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Dissolution Of A Texas Marriage|


Is an individual able to choose a divorce or annulment?

As a divorce attorney with “The Barbosa Law Firm, P. C.” in Dallas, Texas, I get calls from individuals who are not sure as to whether they should file for a divorce or seek an annulment of their marital relationship.   It is not a […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on DIVORCE OR ANNULMENT?|

Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce-

How much alimony (maintenance) can I get in my divorce?

As a divorce attorney in Dallas County, Texas, I regularly get asked the question as to whether or not a client is eligible to receive alimony in a divorce proceeding in Texas.   The general presumption in Texas divorce cases is that alimony (referred to as […]

By |August 14th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce-|

Defining Spousal Maintenance In Texas Family Law

Do I qualify for Alimony?

This is a question that is asked by many of our clients when they first make contact with The Barbosa Law Firm, 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 as it relates […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Defining Spousal Maintenance In Texas Family Law|

Military Duty And Conservatorship

Does a designated person have rights?

If you are a person who will be deployed as part of your military service, a designated person means the person ordered by the Court to temporarily exercise a conservator’s rights, duties, and periods of possession and access with regard to a child during the conservator’s military deployment, military […]

By |April 18th, 2016|Family Law|Comments Off on Military Duty And Conservatorship|