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How Does Paternity Work For Unmarried Parents in Texas?

When children are born to married couples in Texas, the law presumes that the husband is the father and accords him all of the associated rights and benefits, including the right to seek custody if the marriage ends in divorce.  With unmarried parents, things are more complicated. If you are the baby’s father, you have to take steps to officially establish paternity. In this blog, we’ll review the various legal Read More

5 Texas Divorce Myths

When you’ve been working with divorcing couples long enough, you hear everything. It seems that everyone you know is an expert in divorce, and they all want to gift their wisdom to any couple who has just decided to call it quits. We’ve seen people come in with horrible anxiety over issues they were told about that were not even real. To try and set the record straight, here are 5 myths about divorce in Texas - and Read More

How Do Courts Decide Alimony in Texas?

Many spouses going through a divorce are worried about getting or paying a fair amount of alimony. These payments, which may be monthly or paid in a lump sum, are often crucial for spouses who lack earning capacity.  However, spousal maintenance—the legal term for alimony in Texas—is not awarded in every divorce. In fact, state law requires the presumption that spousal maintenance is not appropriate in any Read More

4 Tips For Telling Your Children About Your Texas Divorce

As difficult as the decision to divorce may be for you, your children might experience heartache at the same or greater intensity. Hearing that their parents are getting a divorce can cause panic, sorrow, anger, confusion, or any combination of those feelings.  Fortunately, parents can do a few things to help their kids cope with the news. Following the four tips below will help the entire family adjust to Read More

What Should You Do Immediately After a Car Accident?

We hope you’ll never have to use the information provided in this post, but there’s a good chance you will. In 2019, there was a reportable crash every 56 seconds in Texas. Someone was injured by a car accident every two minutes in the state, with nearly 16,000 people experiencing serious injuries.  The most important action to take after a car accident, no doubt, is to call 911. You and the other people Read More

The Merits Of An Uncontested Divorce

We’ll begin this blog on uncontested divorce by telling you what we say to almost everyone who books a consultation with us for divorce: the more you and your spouse fight about your divorce, the longer the process will take. The more time you spend handling your divorce, the more it will cost. For that simple fact, we encourage most divorcing spouses to go the uncontested route when going through Read More

Modifying Child Custody Orders in Texas

The one thing you can count on in life is change. As your kids grow up, their wants and needs will undoubtedly change. That means you and your former spouse or partner might need to revisit court orders governing things like child custody, child support, and alimony. However, judges in Texas are hesitant to change these court orders without a good reason. Below, we’ll go over the logistics of modifying orders in Read More

Military Divorce: The Uniformed Services Former Spouse Protection Act (USFSPA)

Property division is one of the most important components of any divorce. Besides the house, car, boat, and other significant assets, spouses often have to deal with pensions and retirement accounts. Dividing military pensions can be a complex process; figuring out the exact benefits a former spouse of a military member can receive heavily depends on the length of the marriage. A federal law, the USFSPA, lays out the Read More

You May Not Be at Fault In a Trucking Accident — Even If You Think You Were

Accidents between two cars—say, two trucks, two sedans, or a truck and sedan—don’t usually result in complex investigations to determine the at-fault driver. Sure, insurance adjusters will spend some time speaking to the drivers and evaluating accident reports, but it’s easier to determine fault when there are only two parties to scrutinize. Things can get complicated when a large commercial vehicle, like an Read More

Do You Have to Go to Court After a Personal Injury in Texas?

The answer to this question is, “no.” After you get hurt because of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you don’t automatically have to file a lawsuit in order to get compensation. Despite what you may have seen on TV, dramatic court fights after some catastrophic personal injury is rarely how it plays out in real life. Typically, personal injury victims (or their families) only file a lawsuit if the insurance Read More