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Monday, May 22, 2017

Answers to Your FAQs About Divorce in Texas


Divorce is a complicated process that will have a significant impact on your future.  If you are considering filing for divorce, you likely have many question about the divorce process in Texas and your legal rights.  Below you will find some answers to the top questions asked by divorcing couples in Texas.  For individualized assistance with your divorce, contact our Read more . . .


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Deciding if Divorce Mediation is Right for You


What are some benefits of divorce mediation?

Divorcing your spouse can be costly and time-consuming if you go the traditional route, but with divorce mediation it doesn’t have to be.  For the right situation, mediation offers a less expensive and more time efficient way to divorce your spouse in Texas.  Mediation involves hiring a neutral third party to help you resolve the issues in your divorce.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, May 12, 2017

Adopting a Child in Texas


Who is eligible to adopt a child in Texas?

There are over 30,000 children in foster care within Texas and hundreds of thousands of children across the country that are searching for a family.  Children needing to be adopted range in age from infants to teens.  There are several different options for adopting a child, including adopting a child in foster care or private adoptions of children.  Our Read more . . .


Monday, April 17, 2017

Establishing Paternity in Texas


What steps do I need to take to establish the paternity of my child in Texas?

The birth of a child is a time of excitement and joy.  While a new baby will likely preoccupy your mind with concerns over feedings, diapers, and sleep, it is important for unmarried couples in Texas to take steps to establish paternity for their child.  Establishing paternity is a critical step all parents must take to create a legal relationship between a father and his child.  Our


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Monday, March 20, 2017

Who Gets the House? Property Division in a Texas Divorce


How is property divided during a Texas divorce?

If you have decided to file for divorce, you likely have many questions about the future.  One of your main concerns may be who will get to keep your home and other assets.  Dividing property between two divorcing spouses is always a complicated matter.  With a contentious divorce, property division can become even more difficult.  Our


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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Protect Yourself with a Prenup


How can a prenuptial agreement protect me in Texas?

Under the Texas Family Code, parties are allowed to enter into a prenuptial agreement, better known as a prenup, before marriage.  The agreement will be enforced in the event of divorce so long as it meets the requirements set out under Texas law.  Bringing up the subject of a prenup before marriage is not always easy, but Texas couples are urged to consider the many benefits of a prenup prior to marriage.  Our Read more . . .


Friday, February 24, 2017

Regaining Financial Security After Divorce


What steps can I take to rebuild my financial life after divorce?

A divorce in Texas can take a toll on your finances.  During a divorce, your hard earned marital assets will be divided between you and your former spouse.  For many couples, the loss of some assets is further compounded by the loss of your spouse’s income.


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions About Stepparent Adoptions in Texas


What is the process to adopt my stepchild in Texas?

Stepparent adoptions are the most common type of adoption in Texas and across the nation.  In fact, approximately 1,300 new stepfamilies are created every day through remarriage or re-coupling.  Many stepparents will seek to adopt their new spouse’s children after the wedding.  Stepparent adoptions can be a wonderful way to create a permanent legal link between the stepparent and child, but the stepparent adoption process can be complex. 


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