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Duane L. Coker

Denton Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. An Anatomy of a Texas Divorce Decree – Part 2

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, almost 3 years ago.

    This is the second part of a general overview of a Texas Divorce Decree. As I mentioned in my last post, the Decree is the order that the Judge signs, at the end of your divorce, which grants your divorce. Every decree is different, but most are made up of similar sections. The p...

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  2. An Anatomy of a Texas Divorce Decree – Part 1

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, almost 3 years ago.

    If you are considering divorce, are in the process of going through a divorce, or, even, are divorced, at some point in time youre going to encounter the Divorce Decree. The Decree is the order that the Judge signs, at the end of your divorce, which grants your divorce.Every decr...

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  3. Geographic Restrictions in Divorce and Child Custody Cases

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, almost 3 years ago.

    One of the most common issues that our office is dealing with in divorce and custody cases in Denton and Collin County, Texas, is the issue of either establishing, enforcing or lifting a geographic restriction on the residence of the child in the case. First, it is important to e...

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  4. About Uncontested Divorces

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

    About Uncontested Divorces by Duane L. Coker on September 29, 2011[edit] For better or for worse, it is relatively easy to obtain a divorce in the United States; that is, its relatively easy if the divorce is uncontested. Uncontested does not mean that the spouse agrees to get...

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  5. Road to an Amicable Divorce – Collaborative Law

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

    Its no secret or mind-bending revelation that divorces can be painfully emotional experiences. While the end result may be what is best for you and your family, the process to get there is rarely a pleasant one. However, there is a way to help lessen the emotional strain on you, ...

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  6. Huge Changes to Texas Spousal Support a/k/a Alimony

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

    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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  7. The Definition of Legal Separation in Texas

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

    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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  8. Grandparents Rights in Texas (A Basic Overview)

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

    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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  9. Financial Steps to Take BEFORE You Divorce

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, about 3 years ago.

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

    Written by attorney Duane Coker, almost 4 years ago.

    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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