Negotiating Foster Care as a Grandparent

A recent study has shown that as many as 7.7 million children in the United States, about one in 10 kids, live in the same household as a grandparent. And in most of these cases, that means living in the home of the grandparent. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand this phenomenon. With single parenting skyrocketing, an increasing number of grandparents are stepping in to help raise … [Read more...]

Should I Remarry My Ex?

Should ex-spouses ever remarry once they’ve divorced? Says one ex-spouse, “There’s a reason why they’re your ex. Put them where they belong — in the rearview mirror. Move forward and leave the past behind.” On the other hand, it depends on why you divorced in the first place and why you are considering remarrying. If you believe that your spouse has magically changed and that things will somehow … [Read more...]

Hidden Assets — Is It Really Possible to Find Them in Divorce?

All too often during a divorce, one of the spouses is not playing it straight when it comes to assets. They stash cash in the hopes of keeping it from their soon-to-be ex. They lie, they cheat and they don’t want their schemes to be revealed. However, there are ways to search for and find hidden assets. First, there is such a thing as a forensic accountant. These are individuals whose profession … [Read more...]

Animal Custody — an Emerging Area of Family Law

People who live with dogs, cats, birds and other nonhumans consider those animals part of the family. They often even consider their animal as their child. So who gets to keep the family pet when a couple divorces, and how do you come to a fair decision on this critical issue? According to a recent American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers survey, some 27 percent of attorneys have seen the number … [Read more...]

Division of Marital Property Under the Community Property Laws of Texas

Providing Legal Information Regarding Your Property Rights Like many other states, Texas if a community property state. This legal fact will affect your rights during the division property owned by you and your spouse during divorce. In community property states, property that is acquired during a marriage is considered part of the marital property or part of the community that was created by the … [Read more...]

Your Rights Regarding Child Support Modification in Texas

Legal Information from a Law Firm Focused Exclusively on Family Law When child support payments are initially determined the courts use calculations that are in many ways inflexible; the court puts financial information into the calculation and payments and schedules result almost “automatically”. When a child support agreement is modified, preexisting calculations are again used. In both … [Read more...]

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Does Texas Recognize Legal Separation?

You may be having marital challenges, and feel like you need some time apart, but you're not ready to call it quits. Maybe you've heard of the concept of legal separation, but you don't know what it means and how it differs from divorce. Unfortunately, unlike most other states, Texas does not recognize

The Community Property Laws in Texas

One of the most challenging tasks you face during the divorce process is dividing the assets and debts accumulated or incurred during the marriage. In many states, which follow the principle of "equitable distribution," the court has to try to make a determination of what's "fair," often taking into a

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