Whether the filing is a complete surprise, or you knew this was coming, you may be wondering about your next steps. Once you’ve been properly served with divorce papers, you’re on notice that your spouse wants to end the marriage. But you can’t wait until the shock wears off to react. In Texas, one … [Read more...] about What If My Spouse Filed For Divorce First?
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
If you have been through a divorce and share custody of minor-aged children in Texas, there may be benefits to periodically updating your parenting plan with your former spouse and the court. When Should You Update Your Parenting Plan? When spouses first divorce, a custody schedule is often … [Read more...] about Benefits to Updating Your Parenting Plan in Texas
Texas laws for conservatorship (custody) after divorce are fairly straightforward. For unmarried parents, the laws are more complex, particularly for the father of the child. When two people transition out of a non-marital relationship that resulted in children, they don’t go through a … [Read more...] about Child Custody For Unmarried Parents in Fort Worth
Why do people get divorced? Every couple has their own reasons, from people in your neighborhood to high-profile celebrities that share every detail of their lives. Reasons listed in the divorce petition can vary from standard “incompatibility” to the more distressing things like infidelity and … [Read more...] about What Are The Most Common Reasons For Divorce Today?
When a child is born to a married couple, it is assumed that the husband is the biological father, and paternity is legally established. If there is any question about the paternity, a DNA test can be ordered. But with unmarried couples, paternity has to be established, which may include a DNA test … [Read more...] about In Fort Worth, TX What Factors Can Affect Paternity Test Results?