Following a divorce, both parents have rights to their children, depending on visitation schedules and other court-ordered issues. But when a couple is unmarried and terminates their relationship, the child’s father must establish himself as the child’s father. Otherwise, he has no parental rights, … [Read more...] about What Rights Does An Unmarried Father Have In Texas?
The Lone Star State is one of nine that has so-called “community property” laws in place. Generally, it means that everything acquired during the period of a marriage is considered part of the marital estate and is to be divided equally. This is usually on a 50-50 scale, and there are exceptions but … [Read more...] about Texas Is A Community Property State. How Does It Affect My Family?
The term “family law” encompasses a range of legal matters. While most people believe it’s primarily - divorce, visitation, and child support, there’s more to it than that. Family law attorneys handle a wide range of issues and conflicts that occur within a family. They may also work in … [Read more...] about “Family Law” in Fort Worth, TX?
It’s a question many people consider: should I go ahead and file, or wait for him/her to file? While statistics still bear out that women initiate divorce more than men do, it doesn’t necessarily mean that men won’t file a divorce petition, either. If you and your spouse have agreed that the … [Read more...] about Should I File For Divorce First Or Wait For My Spouse?
Domestic violence affects millions of families every year, making life difficult for the abused spouse and the children involved. Those with a controlling spouse require a carefully planned strategy for leaving the household in order to file for divorce and a restraining order. While Texas is … [Read more...] about How Do The Accusations Of Domestic Violence Affect Divorce Cases?
Many people believe that no matter what the circumstances, it’s always the mother who receives full custody of children in a divorce. That may be true in some cases, but as we’ve mentioned in previous blogs, the court’s main concern is the best interest of the child. In most cases, the court prefers … [Read more...] about How Can The Father Get Full Custody Of The Children In Fort Worth, TX?
Because divorce can be an extremely difficult time for both parties, it’s easy to fall into the mindset of “just get it over with.” When you sign a quick agreement to hurry up and finish a divorce proceeding, you may end up losing a significant amount of assets that could greatly impact your life … [Read more...] about Divorce Property Division Pitfalls To Avoid In Fort Worth, TX
As a community property state, Texas divides all of the marital property equally, leaving separate property (owned before the marriage) to the individual owners. All property is considered to be marital or joint property unless proven otherwise. One consideration of the property division, … [Read more...] about Finding Undisclosed Assets In A Fort Worth, TX Divorce Case
Adoption in Texas can be a difficult and time-consuming process. In recent years, the process has continued to be long-term as well as potentially expensive. But is it harder than it used to be? Support After Adoption We’ve discussed adoption many times on this blog, and have published … [Read more...] about Is It Harder To Adopt Than It Used To Be In Fort Worth?
The advent of affordable over-the-counter DNA testing has become a way for people to learn about their heritage and their medical history. But readily available DNA testing has also caused considerable confusion as well. Without realizing the ramifications, many individuals happily take DNA … [Read more...] about How Is An Order Of Filiation Used In A Divorce Case?