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  • How to Find Out Information About Your Denton County, Texas Family Law Case

    Review the Denton District Clerk's website: The Denton County District Clerk maintains an easy to use website that is regularly updated and is full of information about your case. Here’s how you d

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  • How to Have Texas Child Support Withheld from a Paycheck

    Getting support established Child support is most often established at the time of divorce or, in the case of parents, who aren't married, at the time that the father's parentage is established (thro

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  • How to Hire a Family Lawyer

    Find a local lawyer You're already on AVVO, so that's a great start. I think it is very important to find a lawyer local to the area in which your case is located. Generally, this means the county

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  • How to Be Common Law, or Informally, Married in Texas

    You executed a Declaration of Marriage pursuant to Texas Family Code Section 2.401 (a) (1) A husband and wife wanting to be married without formalities in Texas, can execute a declaration of their ma

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  • How to Qualify for an Annulment in Texas

    Annulment of Marriage of Person Under Age 18 A parent, managing conservator, guardian, or "next friend" can file for an annulment of a marriage of a person 16 years of age or older, but under 18 year

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  • How to get an up-to-date record of your Texas Child Support Account

    Go to the Texas Attorney General Website and log into your account The Texas Attorney General's Child Support Division is at: http://www.oag.state.tx.us/cs/index.shtml Go to their site and click the

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  • Financial Steps to Take BEFORE You Divorce

    Divorce can be psychologically challenging and emotionally draining. These are important reasons why you should prep your financial situation before you file for your divorce. While you shouldn't do anything unethical or detrimental to your children, there are steps you can take to protect yourself:

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  • Grandparents Rights in Texas (A Basic Overview)

    This is a basic overview of grandparents rights in Texas. It pretty much goes without saying that everything behind grandparents rights can be incredibly emotional. When grandparents have to seek legal intervention to just see their grandchildren, emotions abound on all sides of ...

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  • The Definition of Legal Separation in Texas

    Couples having marital difficulties often say that they are separated, which typically means that they are no longer living together and they are either working on solving their problems or are on the road down to divorce. Despite the widespread use of the term in Texas, the stat...

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  • Huge Changes to Texas Spousal Support a/k/a Alimony

    Effective September 1, 2011, Texas Spousal Maintenancealso known as spousal support or alimonywill undergo numerous changes, including how support will be determined and how many payments will be required. The biggest changes to the new statute include increasing the maximum dura...

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