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Will parents in Texas be required to pay for private school or college tuition?

Will parents in Texas be required to pay for private school or college tuition?

  • July 9th, 2021
  • Cheryl McGirr
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Have you asked yourself, “Will I be required to pay for private school or college tuition?”  The Texas basic child support that noncustodial parents are required to pay is generally not enough for the cost of tuition. However, it is possible for the…

Can I get a divorce in Texas without going to trial?

Can I get a divorce in Texas without going to trial?

  • June 25th, 2021
  • Cheryl McGirr
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Can you get a divorce in Texas without going to trial?  Most divorce cases are settled without going to trial. The judge will likely order mediation in the case before the parties go to trial. Judges prefer that the parties work out issues on…

The Effective Impact of Adultery on Divorce in Texas Courts

The Effective Impact of Adultery on Divorce in Texas Courts

  • April 10th, 2021
  • Miranda Fields
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  Does adultery play a role in Texas divorces?   Adultery can impact how the court decides the financial issues in a Texas divorce, both alimony and community property division.  First, if you suspect or have committed adultery during the marriage,…

Avoid the Risk and Know What Specific Information and Documentation You Should Have in Preparation for Your Divorce.

Avoid the Risk and Know What Specific Information and Documentation You Should Have in Preparation for Your Divorce.

  • March 26th, 2021
  • Cheryl McGirr
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What documentation and information do I need in preparation for divorce?   If you currently going through, or are thinking of, a divorce, it will be helpful to develop an inventory of the property you and your spouse own. Anticipate that…

What is Service of Process, what if you fear your spouse does not want to be served and what can you do about it!

What is Service of Process, what if you fear your spouse does not want to be served and what can you do about it!

  • March 12th, 2021
  • Miranda Fields
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What is Service of Process? After retaining an attorney and filing a petition for divorce, the next step is to notify the non-filing spouse of the petition for divorce formally. Service of process is the legal process for notifying the non-filing spouse…

Have you ever considered, who acquires the pets in the divorce?

Have you ever considered, who acquires the pets in the divorce?

  • March 5th, 2021
  • Miranda Fields
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Family Law – Divorce and Pets  In a divorce, who gets the pets? Pets are increasingly considered members of the family. However, under Texas law, pets are considered property, and Texas courts will not issue formal custody or visitation with a pet. Pet ownership is determined differently from…

What is a prenuptial agreement, and how is it used wisely in your divorce?

What is a prenuptial agreement, and how is it used wisely in your divorce?

  • February 26th, 2021
  • Miranda Fields
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What is a prenuptial agreement? A prenuptial agreement, also called a premarital agreement (or sometimes, “Prenup”), simply put, is an agreement that establishes financial terms for the marriage.  Premarital agreements typically identify all the assets each future spouse owns and…

Navigating the first step in your contested divorce like a pro

Navigating the first step in your contested divorce like a pro

  • February 5th, 2021
  • Cheryl McGirr
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Divorce – The First Step in your Divorce Have you found yourself asking the question, “What is my first step in filing for divorce?” The first step is to determine where and when you can file for divorce. For example, to file in…

How Social Media becomes relevant in your divorce or custody proceeding

How Social Media becomes relevant in your divorce or custody proceeding

  • January 29th, 2021
  • Cheryl McGirr
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Divorce – Social Media Use and Family Law When information about personal lives is shared on social media or any other form of public platforms, it becomes part of the public network, especially when shared online. If you are contemplating divorce, it’s important to keep in…

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