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  • Your Initial Divorce Consultation - Making It Most Effective!

    How to have the most effective initial divorce consultation and make the best use of your time and your lawyer's! Be prepared! Complete the lawyer information sheet before you visit the lawyers office

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  • Alimony in Texas

    Some states require one spouse to pay alimony, or financial support, to the other spouse after a divorce. But in Texas, our alimony statute is very limited and rarely ever granted. In the Texas family code, court-ordered alimony is actually referred to as "spousal maintenance." A...

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  • Annulments - Avoiding Divorce - Void and Voidable Marriages

    Annulments - Avoiding DivorceVoid and Voidable Marriages A. Void Marriages Certain marriages between parties are "void" and not enforceable. The following marriages between close relatives are void: An ancestor or decedent, by blood or adoption; A brother or sister; A p...

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  • Common Law Marriage - The Accidental Marriage

    Common Law Marriage - The Accidental Marriage A. Formal Marriages Most of us are familiar with "Formal Marriages", which involve church weddings or weddings before a Judge or Justice of the Peace and require a marriage license. Requirements to obtain marriage license: Show...

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  • 10 Rules For Winning at Divorce in Texas

    1. Marriage counseling! -Try marriage counseling again! Spouses had a reason for walking down the aisle together. (Generally because they were happy.) Give marriage counseling one last chance before

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  • Alimony comes to Texas!

    Alimony comes to Texas! (Or, Remember the Alimony!) Texas now provides for alimony in divorce cases. There are limitations, but our laws now provide for potential lifetime alimony! Here are the rules: Criminal offense alimony: A spouse may be entitled to alimony if: (1) the spou...

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  • 10 Questions for Your Divorce Attorney in Texas

    10 Questions for Your Divorce Attorney in Texas It is very important to ask the important questions in your first interview with your attorney. 1. When will you be available to take my calls? Can I call you at home? Do you let clients have your mobile phone #? How accessible a...

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  • Joint Custody - The Myth

    Joint Custody - The Myth Conservatorship A. Sole Managing Conservatorship vs. Joint Managing Conservatorship Sole Managing ConservatorshipRight to primary possession Right to receive child support Right to make decisions Possessory ConservatorRight to visitationDuty to p...

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  • 10 Tips for Winning at Divorce in Texas

    Tip # 1 - Marriage counseling! Marriage counseling! -Try marriage counseling again! Spouses had a reason for walking down the aisle together. (Generally because they were happy.) Give marriage counse

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