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What a Bill of Review Means in a Family Law Case in Texas

How to Use a Bill of Review for Family Law in Texas

First and foremost, what is a bill of review? Basically, a bill of review is a method to secure a new trial after the initial trial has ended. For instance, if you had a case in Texas and you were not satisfied with the result, you have the option to seek means to get a new trial. One option is to file a motion for a new trial, and another is an equitable bill of review. If you had received a default judgment, the best way to approach your case is to file a motion for a new trial. You can get a fresh start with your case when you file the motion for a new trial within thirty days from the day the judgment is signed.   On the other hand, a bill of review can be filed anytime from four months to four years from the day the judgment was signed in court. There is an exception to this rule though. If you can prove that fraud was involved and it greatly influenced the ruling of the judge, you might be granted a bill of review even after the 4-year period is over. An example of this would […]

An Overview of Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law

An Overview of Enforcement Suits in Texas Family Law

When will you need an enforcement suit? For family law cases in Texas, there are two ways to end a case. One is to settle your case through negotiations with the other party, and the other option is to go on a trial in court wherein a judge can make the decisions for you. Either way, you will receive a Final Order. Whether you like it or not, as soon as this rolls out, it would serve as your map where rules are concerned regarding your relationship with your child. There are some cases where a parent is extremely dissatisfied with the results seen in the Final Order that they completely disregard it. If you find yourself in this situation and you think that not abiding by what is stated in the Final Order is alright, you’re in trouble. You see, your co-parent can potentially hold you responsible, legally, for your actions. If you are that other parent, you cannot simply go to the police to inform them of the violations made by your ex-spouse. Instead, you will have to file an ‘Enforcement’ for an Enforcement suit at the same court where you received the final order. Aside from that, […]

Co-Parenting Across Different States: Should You Be Worried?

Co-Parenting Across Different States: Should You Be Worried?

  Co-parenting across different states can be tough and definitely difficult to pull off legally and practically. On a practical viewpoint, it can really be stressful during visitation because of the length of time it would take to travel. It can be arduous financially too. On the legal side of things, it can be quite difficult to achieve child custody and child visitation arrangements. Each state has its own laws regarding child custody. You can’t really expect a law in one state to apply in the next state, especially when it’s child custody we’re talking about. We have to remember that each state is sovereign and cannot be subjected to the rulings and holdings of other states. This is why it can be quite difficult and problematic for divorced parents who are residing in different states. Co-parenting is difficult as it is when you’re living just a few blocks apart in one state. Imagine how it would be if you tackle co-parenting across different states!   The UCCJEA   This kind of problematic setup seen in co-parenting across different states is not a rare case. Thankfully, the UCCJEA, or Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act is in place. This determines […]

6 Tips for a Successful Divorce According to Family Law Attorneys

6 Tips for a Smoother Divorce

Aiming for a successful divorce is probably what everybody undergoing a divorce have in mind. Unfortunately, there are no classes you can take to ensure that your divorce will end successfully. The good news is you can hire a family law attorney who can be with you at each step of the divorce. This way you will get professional advice and you can also have all the information you need to have a successful divorce. If you want to easily have a successful divorce, experienced family law attorneys have a couple of tips for you. These tips will help them help you better. Aside from that, these tips will be useful in hastening the preparations and the actual divorce process.   Be transparent to your family law attorney regarding the details of your relationship   Sharing the details of your relationship with someone may sound mortifying and it could be the last thing on your mind. Since you are undergoing a divorce, the details of your relationship might not be pretty. However, you need to reveal important details to your attorney for a successful divorce. It will help your attorney prepare better for your case. For instance, if infidelity was […]