Family Law


Divorce in Texas
Introduction: Divorce is a legal process that dissolves a marriage and addresses various legal, financial, and familial matters. In Texas, the divorce process involves specific steps, legal requirements, and considerations that spouses must navigate to achieve a fair and equitable resolution. 1. Filing for Divorce: The divorce process in Texas commences with one spouse filing a petition for divorce. The petitioner, the party initiating the divorce, outlines the grounds for divorce and requests relief regarding property division, spousal support, child custody, and other relevant matters. Texas is a “no-fault” divorce state, meaning that neither party needs to prove fault for […]

Divorce in Texas


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A summary judgment is when a court disposes a case either because the party who filed the lawsuit or the petitioner does not have enough evidence to win the case or because a responding party or the respondent does not have a clear and proper defense to the allegations brought against him or her by the former.  One of the parties can basically file for a motion for summary judgment to dispose of the case if the opposing party does not have any strong evidence to support their arguments in the case.  This is applicable in family law cases.  If […]

What is a Summary Judgment in Texas?



cps
There are many situations that might lead CPS in Texas to take your child into their possession. CPS stands for Child Protection Services, and according to the Texas Family Code, it has the authority to handle investigations regarding neglect and abuse against children. CPS in Texas will carry out investigations when there are signs and allegations of abuse or neglect, such as when The Rights and Duties of Texas Parents  are not properly followed. If proven, the CPS can take your child away from your home. There are hotlines that are available 24/7 that are open for reports of abuse and neglect. […]

Everything You Need to Know about CPS in Texas


adultery
You may have noticed that adultery has snaked its way and somewhat settled itself into the society today. There are definitely more cases of adultery nowadays than ten years ago. Statistics suggest that this is somewhat related to people becoming less religious. Media such as movies and television programs are not helping either – they just help people become more comfortable in justifying adultery and decisions related to infidelity. Technology is also a factor because it makes adultery a lot easier. This is also one of the major reasons why the number of divorce cases and broken families are steadily […]

How Adultery and Pregnancy Affects a Divorce Case in Texas



Grandparent Rights 1
Grandparent rights are one of the areas of family law that seems to be constantly evolving. At the moment, in terms of custody, a grandparent really doesn’t have a significant legal advantage over anyone else. Most of the determination goes primarily to substantial past contact with the child, and the child’s best interest. One could argue that there is always somewhat of an unspoken understanding that a child staying attached to their biological family is preemptively better, and I would agree, but that is really only codified at the moment as to the parents, and not the grandparents. It wasn’t […]

Grandparent Rights in Texas


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Marriage makes two individuals become one. During the whole period of marriage, couples acquire properties which most of the time are jointly owned. Problems may arise when a couple decides to get divorced. Division of a marital home could get difficult. Separation of assets might lead into conflict and we might not properly exercise our rights over our properties if we do not know the laws that govern it. To understand better the context of property relations between the husband and wife in Texas, let us have an overview of the governing laws in marriage and properties. The State of […]

How to Divide a Marital Home in a Texas Divorce