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Motions to Modify Custody or Child Support in Texas During and After a Pandemic

These are difficult times for parents in Texas, especially those who are subject to a child custody or child support order. These kinds of orders deal with issues like where the child or children will live, how the parents may make decisions regardin… Read More
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Filing for Divorce in Texas During a Pandemic

Texas is slowly reopening after several months of social distancing and stay-at-home orders intended to slow the spread of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. People with pending divorce cases who need a court hearing have either had to wait until the courts re… Read More
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Categories: Divorce
Child Custody and Child S…

Child Custody and Child Support in Texas During the Coronavirus

The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown much of people’s daily lives into disarray throughout Texas, across the nation, and all over the world. After officials at all levels of government issued declarations of emergency in March, many Texas cit… Read More
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What Is the Impact of a H…

What Is the Impact of a Hurricane on a Child Custody Plan in Texas?

Child custody and visitation is one of the most difficult issues in any Texas divorce. Even if the spouses have not been fighting over much of anything, disagreements over the children can turn a peaceful divorce case unpleasant quite quickly. Texas… Read More
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What Happens to My Boat in a Texas Divorce?

Division of property in a Texas divorce case requires both spouses to account for everything they own. They must then determine whether anything can be characterized as “separate property.” Under Texas law, anything that is not separate property… Read More
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Categories: Property Division
How to Divide a Military…

How to Divide a Military Pension in a Texas Divorce

In a Texas divorce case, the parties must account for all of the community assets and figure out how to divide them. If they cannot agree on property division, they may have to submit to mediation, arbitration, or trial. One of the biggest challenges… Read More
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Dividing NASA Retirement Benefits in a Divorce

Whenever an astronaut speaks to “Houston,” they are talking to someone in Clear Lake. This area acquired the nickname “Space City” more than fifty years ago, and NASA remains one of the area’s biggest employers. About three thousand civilia… Read More
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Quitting to Avoid Child Support...Another Silly Idea

My ex quit his job and now says he doesn’t owe child support. That can’t be right, can it? Generally speaking, a child support obligor must pay 20% of his or her monthly net resources to the child support obligee for one child and 5% more for eac… Read More
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Categories: Child Support

Hacking your spouse’s email and other bad ideas

As smart phones become ubiquitous and everyone is on social media, texts messages and status updates have found their way into court and are often damning for the sender or poster. But though it may be tempting for some distrustful spouses to sneak a… Read More
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Categories: Adultery

What the Heck is an Amicus???

In some cases involving children and custody rights, the court may appoint an amicus attorney to represent the best interests of the children. Tex. Fam. Code§ 107.001(1). But what is an amicus attorney? When are they appointed? What do they do? How… Read More
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