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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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POSTED IN Family law ON May 7, 2018

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 […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 30, 2018

What’s The Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

What’s The Difference Between Alimony and Spousal Support?

Alimony or Spousal Support? If you’ve been ordered to pay child support in the state of Texas, but you can no longer afford the required amount, you need to speak to an attorney. In Texas, non-custodial parents are required to pay child support until their child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from college. […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 23, 2018

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

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. Here are some of the most common reasons why a spouse wouldn’t agree […]

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POSTED IN Child custody ON April 16, 2018

How Can I Increase My Chances of Getting Full Custody During My Divorce?

Every divorce that involves children is complicated and usually ends up in court. If the case involves custody, you do not always get the results you want. At the same time, you don’t want to constantly argue with judges. Find a lawyer to guide you through the process, and also learn a few ways to […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 9, 2018

How to File for a Divorce in Texas

How to File for a Divorce in Texas

In Texas, petitions are filed to end a marriage due to an irretrievable breakdown. Petitioners have the right to choose any grounds that apply when starting their case. The petitioner must meet all the requirements to receive a final decree. Local attorneys provide assistance for individuals who need answers about filing for a divorce. The […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON April 2, 2018

How is Debt Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

How is Debt Divided in a Divorce in Texas?

If you are heading to a dissolution of your marriage, you need to have a basic understanding of the divorce process in Texas. One of the areas in which you need to become familiar is the manner in which a Texas court divides debt in a divorce case. Equitable Division of Assets and Debts The […]

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POSTED IN Divorce ON March 26, 2018

What is Divorce Discovery?

What is Divorce Discovery?

Going through a divorce is always a challenging process. The belongings, assets, and even debts of a married couple must be divided up in a way that is as fair as possible for both parties. Also the custody of any children must be arranged. As this is a complex situation with high emotion, courts have […]

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