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POSTED IN Family law ON August 14, 2018

Why it’s important to speak to an experienced Trial Attorney

Why it’s important to speak to an experienced Trial Attorney

From celebrities to everyday working people, issues surrounding Family Law can have a big impact on people’s lives. A recent Time magazine article stated that while divorce rates in the United States have been declining, still approximately 17 of every 1000 individuals experience a divorce each year. Along with divorce comes a myriad of other […]

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POSTED IN Child custody ON August 7, 2018

What is Joint Custody?

What is Joint Custody?

Child custody is called conservatorship in Dallas. Child custody agreements must conform to the Uniform Child Custody Act. The Act seeks to decrease the possibility of conflicts when parents live in different states. Conservatorship is fluid and parents usually rely on family law lawyers like Robert Thornton to explain the complexity of joint custody. What […]

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POSTED IN Family law ON July 31, 2018

What is the Role of a Trial Attorney?

What is the Role of a Trial Attorney?

Many people in Texas deal with family law issues. This could involve estate matters or disputes of inheritance, divorce and child custody and a variety of other issues. These legal matters are very important to family members and the outcome of these cases often impacts those involved for the rest of their lives. To this […]

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POSTED IN Child custody ON July 24, 2018

What happens if my spouse and I can’t agree on Custody of our Children?

What happens if my spouse and I can’t agree on Custody of our Children?

We know you want what’s best for your children, and we can help you achieve an outcome in your favor. Child custody matters are serious and can prove to be complicated and confusing. On top of that, spouses often disagree on custody issues. Drawn-out custody battles can cause unnecessary emotional distress for children. Hiring an […]

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POSTED IN Child support ON July 17, 2018

Does Paternity Establishment affect Visitation and Custody?

Does Paternity Establishment affect Visitation and Custody?

Establishing paternity is the first step to getting child custody or visitation rights in Texas. It also carries other rights and responsibilities with it such as requiring the father to provide support for the child and allowing the child to inherit from the father in the event of the father’s death. It is not necessary […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON July 16, 2018

How long does it take to finalize a Divorce in Texas?

How long does it take to finalize a Divorce in Texas?

A divorce is the legal end of a marriage which allows both spouses to remarry without committing bigamy. Bigamy is the act of marrying more than one person at the same time. How long it takes to finalize a divorce in Dallas, Texas depends on how cooperative the spouses are in ending their marriage and […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON July 10, 2018

What is Community Property?

What is Community Property?

Community Property in Dallas Texas is one of nine states considered a community property state. This means that in a divorce, most property acquired during the marriage is considered the property of both spouses and must be divided “equitably” under Texas law. Understanding the difference between community and separate property is important to understand how […]

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POSTED IN Child support ON June 27, 2018

Child Support Modificatons

Child support, primary custody and visitation can be changed later. Texas law says these things can be changed if there is a material change in circumstances of the child or party. Material means important or substantial. For child support, a party could lower child support if they can prove they make less money, and it […]

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POSTED IN Divorce, Family law ON June 6, 2018

Dealing With Property in a Texas Divorce

Texas is a community property state. Community means the property belongs to both spouses. Property acquired during the marriage is community property. Even property that was acquired while domiciled outside of Texas, but being dealt with in a Texas divorce, is community property. Texas Family Code 3.003 says that property possessed at the time of […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON May 25, 2018

Dealing with Divorce Debt

Just because a debt was run up during the marriage does not always mean both spouses are liable. To be liable for a spouse’s debt depends on the type of goods or services the debt purchased and which property the creditor is trying to get. Basically, if your name is on the debt, you must […]

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