Category Archives: Divorce

Getting Organized For Your Divorce

I recently wrote an article discussing How to Prepare Yourself For Divorce that focused on preparing yourself mentally and physically for the divorce. This article discusses how to get organized for your divorce so that you have the best outcome possible. The Importance of Getting Organized Any lawyer will tell you that an organized client… Continue Reading

Preparing Yourself For Your Divorce

This article isn’t about the law. It isn’t about the divorce process. It isn’t about dividing your property or child custody. This article is about you and making sure that you are truly prepared when you make the decision to seek a divorce from your spouse. The Importance of Preparing Yourself Divorce is hard. Especially… Continue Reading

General Rules for Spousal Maintenance in a Texas Divorce

This article provides an overview of the general rules that govern a spouse’s eligibility for spousal maintenance, factors affecting the award of spousal maintenance, and the amount of spousal maintenance in a Texas divorce. No Alimony Texas is a “no alimony” state. This is a public policy that is important to keep in mind when… Continue Reading

General Rules for Child Support in a Texas Divorce

This article provides an overview of the rules governing child support in a Texas divorce case. It touches on subjects such as the duty to support, calculating child support based on statutory guidelines, basis for deviating from statutory guidelines, as well as medical and dental support. Duty To Support By law, a parent has a… Continue Reading

General Rules of Child Custody in a Texas Divorce

This article is intended to provide a broad overview of the general rules governing child custody decisions in a Texas divorce. I will note that the law doesn’t use the term “custody” in a Texas divorce. Instead, the law uses terms such as “conservatorship,” “possession,” and “access.” Let’s begin by looking at the different types… Continue Reading

Key Child Custody Terms in Texas

The legal terms used in child custody proceedings are different from the every day terms such as “custody” and “visitation.”  This article provides definitions for some of the more common terms you will likely encounter during a divorce proceeding with children in Texas. If you would like more information on how child custody decisions are… Continue Reading

What To Do After You Are Served With A Divorce Petition

Unexpectedly being served with a divorce petition is difficult.  You are faced with the loss of a relationship that you may not have been expecting.  Or maybe you thought it was possible but you didn’t expect it to actually happen. You may be worried about your children.  Or your property.  You have so many thoughts… Continue Reading