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The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After a Car Accident

If you have ever done any research about what to do immediately after getting into a car accident, you will almost certainly read that the first step is to seek out medical attention. Many people mistakenly think that this advice is there just to ensure that people who are injured make it a priority to get treatment. The fact is, however, that seeking medical attention is not only necessary for your own health and Read More

5 Often Overlooked Reasons to Have a Will

Just about everyone knows that it is a good idea to have a Last Will and Testament (or just a Will for short) in place, but over half of adults still don’t have one. Most people think that a Will is used to identify what you want to happen to your kids and your belongings if you pass away. While that is certainly one thing that a Will can do, this type of document is important for many other reasons that you should Read More

What Is a Marriage Annulment in Texas?

An annulment is a legal procedure that may be available to a married couple in Texas who wishes to dissolve their marriage. Unlike divorce, an annulment is used in cases where the marriage was illegitimate from the very beginning, due to fraud or mistake on the part of one or both parties. As such, annulments are considered void ab initio - i.e., the marriage never existed in the first place. There is no division of Read More

Adjusting Your Spousal Maintenance in Texas

Spousal maintenance, often referred to as alimony, can be granted to a spouse in Texas under the condition that there is a significant need for their ongoing support. As an example, take the case of a married couple, in which one spouse brings home a majority of the money needed to keep things running, while the other stays home to take care of children and the home. If the stay-at-home spouse did not hold a job for Read More

How a Divorce Becomes Contested – And How to Keep Yours Amicable

While it may be difficult, ensuring that your divorce is without conflict can provide you with plenty of benefits. As discussed in our previous blogs, spouses who work amicably to end their marriage can use alternatives to the normal divorce process (such as mediation) to save money and expedite the process, as well as leave more room open to negotiation. Even in a typical divorce case, reducing the amount of Read More

What Is No-Fault Divorce in Texas?

Spouses seeking marital separation in Texas have several avenues they can follow, but most choose a no-fault divorce. This type of divorce is the most common in Texas, likely because it provides one of the simplest and quickest paths to divorce. However, there are several considerations to keep in mind before you settle on a no-fault divorce to resolve your own marriage. How Does No-Fault Divorce Work? No-fault Read More

Consider Mediation Instead of a Texas Divorce

Going through the long, arduous, and often costly process of divorce isn’t always necessary for spouses wishing to separate. In fact, under Texas law, a judge may order you to mediate before giving a final hearing in your divorce. While it may not work for everyone, mediation can provide an easier route to ending a marriage for those who can agree to privately settle the matters of their divorce. How Does Mediation Read More

How Is Alimony Determined in Texas?

Regardless of what side you fall on in a divorce, the subject of alimony (called spousal maintenance in Texas) is likely one you’re concerned about. In Texas, alimony is determined through an extensive set of guidelines that ensure a fair settlement for both parties. These guidelines may be able to give you an idea of what alimony could look like in your case. What are the Requirements for Alimony? Alimony is not Read More

The 5 Elements of Negligence in Texas Law

Negligence may seem simple - if someone didn’t do what they were supposed to, they’re probably negligent. It’s not that simple in Texas law, however. Proving someone to be negligent relies upon the plaintiff, not the defendant, and there are multiple criteria that have to be met in order for a defendant to be found negligent. Today we’ll take a look at the 5 elements necessary to prove negligence in a Texas personal Read More

Representing Yourself in Your Texas Divorce Case

You may be tempted to represent yourself in your divorce case, especially given the resources and “DIY Texas divorce kits” available online. As easy as these resources make it seem, representing yourself in a divorce proceeding is both difficult and dangerous. Court procedure is complicated Unless you’re a lawyer, you likely do not have a large amount of experience with court procedures. Even outside of the court, Read More