Daily Archives: September 4, 2019

Full Custody: Is It Really What You Want?
    There are many parents who go through a divorce, and for most of them, getting full custody of their child is their ultimate goal. If you are going through a divorce and you have consulted an attorney, it is likely that the attorney will ask you what your goals are in the divorce case. If you have not read any of our previous posts regarding child custody, you could still be hoping that you would be awarded full custody of your child once the divorce is finalized. Most parents undergoing a divorce want to have as more time as possible with their child, possibly because they feel that they’re losing hold of everything else in their family life. Some parents would even resort to intimidation, just to gain full custody of the child, which, by the way, is not a legal term. ‘Full Custody’, we mean.   There are also cases wherein parents are seeking full custody because of very legitimate reasons. There could be the presence of abuse from the other parent, neglect, or other significant reasons. There are also some who would like to terminate the other parent’s rights to the child, or just restrict the time the other parent can spend with the child. Other times, one party in the divorce is just angry and is trying to get back at the spouse in the worst possible manner, using their child. He or she might even threaten the other parent with a lawsuit. Whatever the case, it is almost impossible for Texas courts to terminate parental rights under normal circumstances.   What Full Custody Means Full custody is a huge responsibility. It means physical possession of your child and making decisions for your child, all by yourself. It also places a huge responsibility for you […]

Full Custody: Is It Really What You Want?

alcohol abuse divorce
There are many factors that would cover a valid excuse to enter into a divorce. One of the most common issues is alcoholism. In any relationship, even if it is not romantic, when alcohol abuse comes into play, it will really lead to many other detrimental concerns. Alcoholism: A common cause for Divorce Many of the lawyers specializing in Divorce acknowledge that when one of the spouses have the tendency to succumb into alcohol addiction, the other spouse is the one who seeks help to end the marriage. This is mostly done because the other spouse is also after the protection of his or her life, and the lives of the children involved in the family. When a family gets into this kind of issue, there are several notable instances that the abusive spouse might get violent in the process. It is most important to always be cautious of the environment, and to get a good lawyer who is experienced so that the lives of the other members of the family are protected as much as possible. When substance or alcohol abuse is involved in the case, the court delves deeper into the details into the whole issue and makes a constant effort to arrive at the best resolution. No-Fault Divorce in Texas In the state of Texas, the law acknowledges no-fault divorce. This means that a couple can file a divorce even without any fault from any of the spouses. But even though this is strongly supported by the court, it is also highly recommended by lawyers that the spouse who was a victim of the abuser should file the divorce on the count of physical abuse, emotional abuse, or cruelty. These may also be considered as valid grounds especially when the spouse is an alcohol abuser. Custody of the […]

My Spouse is an Alcoholic, What Now?

consent to work
Marriage is not just a union, but it is already a partnership. That means there is an obligation for each spouse not only to inform but to consult his partner with regards to his decisions.  However, this remains to be an ideal situation. In reality, there are many marital problems that arise from a lack of communication between the two parties, whether they were intentional or simply due to plain neglect. When a couple has a major disagreement, it could extend into a legal matter. It could even lead to divorce.  Careers on the Line When you get married you have to agree and compromise on certain things. It would be best if you have a plan for your family, if and when you will decide to start one.  It is no longer a tradition that when a couple marries, they should have kids right away. You may choose to put it off when you are ready, not just financially, but also emotionally and physically. You should probably be on the same page as your spouse on whether which one will pursue his/her own career, or if both of you will work at the same time.  It should be noted that there is no legal provision that requires you to get consent from your spouse. The responsibilities require you to divulge your information and share your finances. It also requires you to inform your spouse of any financial decision.  Spousal consent is required for any revision of financial claims and beneficiaries, loan agreements and mortgages. Basically, any financial transaction that concerns the family finances should be approved by the other spouse.  However, there is no specific legal recourse to prevent your spouse from letting you work. Settling the Dispute If you look at the rights and responsibilities of married people, […]

Legally, Do I Need My Spouse’s Consent to Work?