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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Termination Of The Parent-Child Relationship


The Texas Family Code provides for the Courts to order the termination of the parent child relationship if the court finds by clear and convincing evidence some of the following conditions as per the Texas Family Code section 161.001:

That a parent has:

Voluntarily left the child alone or in the possession […]

Engagement agreements in family law cases.

Every client that hires my office for representation on a family law matter signs an “engagement contract” for legal services.   Clients often tell me that they want to read the entire 10 page contract before they sign off on it.   Often, they ask my staff – why do I have to sign this long […]

What Is The Community Property Presumption?


When a client asks a question regarding how property is characterized by the Courts, it requires our attorneys to give clients a comprehensive explanation of how Texas Courts interpret separate and community property.

Property is generally characterized as either “separate” property or “community” property as of the time of the inception of title to the […]

When Is Marital Property “Community Property” Or “Separate Property”?

The Barbosa Law Firm, P. C. represents numerous clients with issues involving property characterization which for the most part are misunderstood by the average litigant. Many times the case will involve complex and costly procedures tracing the assets on hand by the litigants at the time of divorce to attempt and establish the property […]

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Divorce Involving Fraud By A Spouse

Do you have actual fraud by a spouse against the community estate?
Under Texas law, a spouse commits fraud if that spouse transfers community property or expends community funds for the primary purpose of depriving the other spouse of the use and enjoyment of the assets involved in the transaction. Such fraud involves dishonesty of […]

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