Divorce

What Is A Just and Right Division of Property In Divorce?

This article provides an overview of the general rule for dividing property in a Texas divorce as well as a discussion of the factors that a court will consider when deciding how to divide property. The General Rule For Property Division In Divorce The legal standard for property division in a Texas divorce is a […]

How Is Child Custody Decided In A Divorce?

Divorces involving children can quickly become some of the most emotional and complex cases in law. This article addresses both the procedural and substantive process of deciding the issue of child custody in a divorce. Procedures for Deciding Child Custody In Divorce First, let’s look at the procedural issues involved in deciding child custody. It […]

Can I Avoid Divorce By Having My Marriage Annulled?

Sometimes people ask about having their marriage terminated by an annulment as opposed to a divorce. While Texas is a no fault state for divorce, meaning anyone can file for divorce at any time, annulments are only available in limited circumstances. The Difference Between Annulments and Divorces An annulment is a court order that declares […]

COVID-19 FAQ For Your Family Law Concerns

There are a lot of questions surrounding the impact COVID-19 is having on divorces including the post-divorce interpretation of divorce decree terms on child custody and child support. This is a brief answer to some of the more common questions. I’ve written previously about the Texas Supreme Court’s emergency orders clarifying the interpretation of possession […]

TX Supreme Court Issues Additional COVID-19 Guidance for Child Custody

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread, several county and city governments across the State of Texas have issued “shelter in place” orders prohibiting various activities. This has led to some confusion regarding the impact of those orders on child possession schedules. On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, the Texas Supreme Court issued an additional order […]

Texas Supreme Court Emergency Order Clarifying Possession Schedules

On March 17, 2020, the Supreme Court of Texas issued an emergency order clarifying how possession schedules should be interpreted as a result of the many school cancellations occurring across the state. Many possession schedules provide a parent with possession during the entirety of Spring Break alternating each year. Several school districts have “extended Spring […]

Smith County Announces Changes to Court Procedures During COVID-19 Outbreak

On March 17, 2020, Smith County announced the following changes to court procedures in response to the COVID-19 outbreak: JURY DUTY Smith County has suspended jury duty until April 13, to follow guidelines announced by the Texas Judicial Branch – Office of Court Administration. Jurors who have received a summons to appear in court from […]

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