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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

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