Call for a Free Consultation

call us972-422-2424

Recent blog posts

As you deal with a divorce and a new child custody arrangement, you may notice your ex-spouse acting differently than normal.

When it comes to disagreements and tension between co-parents, parental alienation often happens slowly and builds over time.

Signs of a problem

According to the Penal Code of Texas, restricting visiting time or not allowing your child to see his or her other parent are ways to directly interfere with a child custody agreement. Some parents may even move across states without any prior warning. If your ex-spouse continues to impede your time with your child, then he or she may be trying to purposefully separate the two of you.

...

Texas uses community property laws for asset and debt division in a divorce. These guidelines require divorcing couples to evenly share property and debts accumulated by either spouse during the marriage.

Before agreeing to a property division arrangement, review the community property laws in Texas.

Distinguishing separate property

Only certain items qualify as separate property in a Texas divorce. Each spouse has the sole right to his or her personal injury settlements, inheritances or gifts received during the marriage. If a person owned property or accrued debt before the marriage, it constitutes community property only if kept completely separate throughout the marriage.

...

Posted on in Uncategorized

When violence or crime affect a family or lead to divorce, people may often feel unsafe in their own home. In order to reduce the risk of further abuse, Texas courts can issue family violence protective orders.

Most times the courts issue these on the basis of a request. When a victim files for the order, it's in their best interest that protection comes fast. In some cases, a judge may issue an order without a request. According to Womenslaw.org, there are three types of protective orders in Texas.

Magistrate's order

These kinds of orders tend to happen on their own as a result of criminal convictions. A magistrate can issue this on the request of the abused or a guardian after the abuser in question commits an act of family violence, sexual assault/abuse, stalking or trafficking. If the crime results in serious injury, the magistrate must issue it even if no one requests it.

...

When it comes to marriage, most couples find it difficult to bounce back after infidelity. An extra-marital affair will make you feel betrayed and unloved, as well as making it almost impossible to trust your partner again when it comes to your relationship.

While it is perfectly reasonable to pursue a divorce after cheating, it is important that you give a lot of thought to your relationship and whether it can be salvaged. Here are a few important points to consider if you are faced with major decisions after finding out your spouse has been cheating.

Infidelity is different for every couple

Infidelity is classically defined as having a physical relationship with someone outside of the marriage. However, the definition has changed quite a bit in recent years as social media plays a more prevalent role in people's lives. Emotional affairs are an increasing concern among many couples, which occurs when a married person forms a deep emotional connection with someone else. Emotional affairs can be just as damaging as physical affairs, which is why many couples also categorize them as infidelity.

...

Posted on in Uncategorized

From serious motor vehicle collisions to health problems, there are many reasons why people experience high levels of stress. Sometimes, stress lasts for a short period of time, while others suffer from chronic stress. Many people have a hard time with anxiety when their marriage comes to an end and it is important for those struggling with divorce-related stress to handle their emotions properly and prioritize their mental health.

The way in which one responds to divorce stressors not only affects their health, but also their experiences during the divorce process and, in many instances, their future.

Managing sudden changes due to divorce

According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, sudden negative changes in one's life such as a serious illness, unemployment and getting a divorce often trigger stress. Stress can impact people differently, and some are able to tolerate and process these feelings more efficiently than other people. In fact, divorce-related stress can increase the likelihood of a viral infection or some other illness and even lead to digestive problems. Anger, depression and difficulty sleeping are other hurdles that many people who are stressed out have to work through.

...
Back to Top