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In family law, child custody cases may happen as an effect of divorce or as a stand-alone case to be resolved by the court. When courts issue decisions concerning child custody, there may be a need to address matters of visitation to give each parent time with their child. In Texas, a visitation order is referred to as a possession order.  A possession order tells when each parent, or sometimes a non-parent, has the right to spend time with a child. Hence, the term possession. Texas has several types of possession orders: Standard Possession Order, Modified Possession Orders, Possession Orders […]

What is a Standard Possession Order in Texas Family Law?

Divorce is costly, but losing a divorce proceeding will be much more costly in the long run. The foremost concern is the custody of children, and the battle could draw out relative to the properties involved. This is definitely a battle worth fighting for. There would be lawyers who would offer their services for a fixed amount. Truth is, expenses can balloon when more assets and liabilities are discovered. If the opposing party is adamant about disputing every claim, then it could take more time and money. Attorney’s Fees charged to Community Property No two divorces are the same and, […]

Do Both Parties have to Pay for a Divorce?

For one reason or another, not all marriages work out. It’s for this reason that it’s better to sometimes call things off before they get any worse. While some couples choose to end things amicably, others come to a less pleasant and messier end. There are a lot of ways that a marriage can come to a messy end. One major aspect affected by this would be the property division and even inheritance. For one reason or another, one party may no longer want their spouse to benefit from any inheritance that was originally due to them during the marriage. […]

Can You Disinherit Your Spouse in Texas?

Same-sex marriage has been approved by the federal Supreme Court years ago. However, it has not been very clear on whether they have the same conditions as marriages of the opposite sex. In the state of Texas, there are some questions on whether the rights of same-sex couples to marry will also translate to their rights to divorce. Family lawyers in Texas shed some light on these questions. The Waiting Period The short answer to the question of whether a judge can prevent a divorce for same-sex marriages is “no”. However, divorces in Texas are subject to a sixty-day waiting […]

Can a Judge Prevent the Divorce of a Same-sex Couple?

Divorce is always painful for both men and women. There is no clear divide on whether there are more divorces initiated by men or by women. However, many lawyers find these mistakes that men usually make when they receive the divorce petition. Taking the Men’s Club Advice There is a tendency for men to brush off the divorce or take the petitions lightly. When they do this, they may start the proceeding unprepared and without a concrete plan of action. In contrast, the petitioner (wife) is prepared, with proper advice from her lawyers even before they filed for divorce. Other […]

What Mistakes Men Usually Make During Divorce

An enforcement case is implemented when one party of a divorced couple has violated one or more decrees of the court. In this case, the party in error may be charged for contempt. This is the basic premise of an enforcement case, but it is more complex than that. If you are planning to file and win an enforcement case in a Texas family court, these are the things you must observe: The rule or decree that your ex-spouse has violated should be clearly stated in writing at the final decrees. Any violation of an agreement that is not stated […]

How to Prepare For and Win on an Enforcement Case in Texas Family Court