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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 end, it is vitally important that you get the best representation possible for your case. While there are many family law firms available to choose from in Dallas, there is one important and distinguishing factor that may set them apart: their experience with handling trials.

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What Happens In Texas If My Spouse Wants A Divorce But I Don’t?

If you’ve been hit with divorce papers, then know that you’re not alone. It’s actually pretty common for spouses to be served papers for a divorce that they don’t want to participate in, and we here at Thornton Law have witnessed this.

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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.

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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.

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Dealing with Divorce Debt

Just because a debt was run up during the marriage does not always mean both spouses are liable.

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What Can I Do To Minimize Divorce Costs?

Going through a divorce can be one of the most challenging periods of your life. Things are likely to be difficult both emotionally and financially even if the split is amicable. Moreover, divorces can quickly turn messy and have the potential to be incredibly expensive.

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What Are the Effects of Domestic Violence on Children?

In the U.S., there are high rates of domestic violence among live-in partners and married couples. Many people focus primarily on the men and women involved in these relationships, when in reality there is more to it. They forget that domestic violence has a more damaging impact on the children who are caught in the middle. This article teaches more about the impact on children who must deal with domestic violence

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What Are The Most Common Family Law Cases?

Family law is a complex area of the legal system. Generally, it involves a wide variety of issues experienced in a family. Many of these cases are handled in a family court and deal with highly emotional issues. The court’s role is to be fair and make decisions in these matters that can benefit the family unit as a whole. It’s important to know what types of cases are most common in family law.

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How Is Spousal Maintenance Decided And Can It Be Modified?

When a couple is married, it isn’t uncommon for one person to work while the other stays home to care for the kids. It also isn’t uncommon for one spouse to have fewer or less valuable assets than the other. In a divorce, the spouse who has greater financial resources may be ordered to provide cash payments to the one who has fewer financial resources.

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What Is the Cap on Spouse Maintenance In Texas?

Spousal maintenance, or alimony, is often a point of contention in divorces. Although both sides can negotiate the amount that is paid to the recipient, a cap or limitation set by the state’s laws will decide the most a person can receive. Your divorce attorney will discuss the cap with you, but it is a good idea to understand the cap amount and what factors influence the amount that is owed to a recipient before starting the divorce process.

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