It’s one of the most unpleasant and heart-wrenching causes of divorce: adultery. Some estimates show that upwards of 40% of married couples in the US have been impacted by infidelity for various reasons. Even many people who have committed adultery believe that it’s wrong. Most divorces are … [Read more...] about Effect of Adultery on Alimony in Texas
Most people assume that a married woman has given birth to a child whose biological father is also her husband. Texas law concurs unless proven otherwise with a DNA test. But when the mother is not married to the child’s father, it becomes more complicated. Texas law states that a child born … [Read more...] about I Am On The Birth Certificate—Am I The Father?
One of the many ways to expand your family is to give a foster child a loving home where they can thrive. Many have come from difficult environments and don’t know what a loving home looks like. The Texas foster care system works to place children into stable and loving homes when they’ve been … [Read more...] about Benefits to Adopting a Foster Child
Many people believe being the first person to file for divorce is the one with the advantage. That may be the case in other states, but not in Texas. What matters the most is what’s at stake for each person, and what you want for your child or children. The judge will consider both sides and the … [Read more...] about Does Filing for Divorce First Affect the Outcome?
In most cases, Texas courts prefer to award joint conservatorship (commonly called “custody” in other states) to both parents when dissolving a marriage or partnership. The parents end their relationship, but the relationship with their children will be ongoing. That’s the goal of nearly every … [Read more...] about Why Joint Custody Works Best for Parents and Children
Divorce can be a difficult and painful process. Both sides think about what went wrong, and maybe how they could have done things differently. Maybe one party isn’t interested in “right” or “wrong,” but “winning” the fight. Unfortunately, many divorce cases have no true “winners.” Sometimes … [Read more...] about False Accusation Of Child Abuse While In Process Of Divorce
In Texas, the term “alimony” refers to the monetary support that one spouse receives from the other as the result of divorce proceedings. These payments may also be referred to by the court as “spousal maintenance.” In Texas, the alimony that a spouse may receive from their former spouse can depend … [Read more...] about When Can Alimony be Reduced in Texas?
After a divorce is final, life continues and people go in many directions. Your decree is signed by a judge to address your needs, your spouse’s needs, and the children’s needs at that time. Because everyone experiences change, your divorce decree from several years ago may not meet your needs … [Read more...] about Obtaining A Modification Of Your Texas Divorce Decree
Many business owners have worked a long time to build their business. From accountants, doctors, and lawyers to plumbers, electricians, and air conditioner repair technicians, business owners work long hours to make a living, make a profit, and in many cases, provide for their families. When … [Read more...] about What Will Happen To My Business In A Fort Worth Divorce?
One of the many fallouts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the adoption process in Texas. It’s been a year since the world shut down in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus. There is progress since Texas and several other states have re-opened to 100% capacity. There are still some areas … [Read more...] about The Pandemic and Adoption in Fort Worth