Daily Archives: October 8, 2020


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Conservatorship pertains to the physical and legal aspects of the custody over the children when the parents are not married anymore or the parties have never been married to begin with. The word “custody” is not really a term recognized by the laws of Texas. It is considered to be the loose term for conservatorship. The person assigned by the court to take custody or conservatorship of the children is called the conservator. There are three kinds of conservator –– Joint Managing Conservators, Sole Managing Conservator, and Possessory Conservator. In this article, the differences between the first two types of […]

What’s the Difference Between a Sole Managing and Joint Managing Conservator?   Recently updated !


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Divorce can be a very long process and it is full of twists and turns.  It doesn’t help that there are a variety of different ways that you can go about the process.  One step that you might encounter in the process is mediation.  In today’s article, you will learn about the process of mediation in a divorce and what it is like. What is Divorce Mediation? In a divorce mediation, a third party is brought in to objectively help both sides of the divorce to reach a settlement.  This third party is a neutral person and is called a […]

Divorce And The Mediation Process   Recently updated !



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After divorce, the ex-spouses will still look out for their children as co-parents. In certain instances, the law dictates that they should still look out for the ex-spouse. Spousal support is commonly known as alimony. In Texas, it is properly known as “spousal maintenance”. In general, the court usually orders support payments if, after the divorce, one of the ex-spouses is left with a “lack of sufficient property” which in turn would not give him/her the capacity to earn income for “minimum reasonable needs.” Courts determine the terms. Spousal support is required if the ex-spouse was a victim of abuse […]

Ending Spousal Support   Recently updated !


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Residency Requirements and Divorce Procedures How long should I live in Texas before I can file for divorce in a Texas court? Either you or your spouse should have lived in Texas, at least in the past six months. You should be a resident of the county where the court is located for at least 90 days. What are the terms used in the divorce proceeding to identify the parties involved? Petitioner refers to the party who files for divorce. The other party is then referred to as the Respondent. What does ‘venue’ mean? Venue refers to the court and […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Divorce   Recently updated !



Lawyer Client Interview
There are a lot of things that I like to cover in a first client interview. As a board stroke, the first thing I like to go over with clients is determining what the current status quo is. This is important for a number of reasons, but primarily because a judge’s predisposition at a temporary order hearing is typically to maintain permanency for children and not to rock the boat. The other reason is to discuss what with my client what things are good about the status quo, and what things we will be looking to see if we can […]

Family Law: First Client Interview


Prevent Child Abuse
Around the country child protective service agencies are having a hard time.  This includes CPS in Texas.  Case workers in Texas are handling between 21 and 36 children by themselves.  With a number this high, it is beyond the safe level.  Studies have shown the most cases a case worker can handle by themselves is 20.  Such a lack of services is what has led to a recent issue with CPS in Texas. In an ongoing court case, Texas Child Protective Services are insisting that the shortcomings in the system are not as bad as they have been portrayed.  Advocacy […]

Foster Care Lawsuit and the Two Faces of CPS