HOW DO COURTS DIVIDE MARITAL PROPERTY IN A TEXAS DIVORCE? MARITAL PROPERTY vs SEPARATE PROPERTY The court must also determine which property is marital property and which is separate property. –Separate property is property that was owned individually by one of the parties prior to the marriage, or acquired after the marriage by a gift,…

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CHILD SUPPORT HEARINGAs you prepare for your child support hearing, here’s a list of things NOT to do: 1. Do not ignore your summons. It seems easier to just let it go, but it is imperative that you act to protect your interests. Aside from your court date, there could…

HOW SPLIT CUSTODY CAN BE A BENEFIT IN TEXAS DIVORCES Kids, even when they’re siblings, have unique needs and distinct personalities. Sometimes, this can pose challenges during divorce. For some parents, split custody can be a practical option. Split custody can allow parents to provide attentive support When parents divorce, they must keep their children’s…

WHAT ‘EVIDENCE’ WILL I NEED IN A CONTESTED TEXAS DIVORCE Types Of Evidence Initially, it is important to understand the different forms of evidence that may be introduced in a contested divorce proceeding. >Written Evidence: This category includes any documentation that is available in paper or electronic format, which a party will typically provide to…

VISITATION VIOLATIONS DURING THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS AND COVID-19 If a custody order describes in detail the periods of possession during the Christmas holiday, this order will be binding on both spouses. The custody order is binding civilly and NOT criminally. This is an important distinction to make before you decide to call the police. All…

WHAT IS CHILD CUSTODY IN TEXAS AND HOW IS IT DETERMINED Types of Child Custody There are a few different ways a conservatorship can be granted. If one parent is granted parental rights over the other, they may be referred to as the sole managing conservator. In the event that both parents share custody and…

WHAT IS A TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER (TRO) IN TEXAS A temporary restraining order, commonly known as a “TRO” is used in family law to place injunctions without a full hearing on one or both parties. These injunctions prohibit specific actions that could endanger or prove damaging to the property in a divorce or the children…

STANDARD HOLIDAY VISITATION SCHEDULE IN TEXAS EXPLAINED Many families have specific situations that occur during this special time, this visitation time is the most modified area in the Standard Possession Order. The Holiday schedule will always override the Thursday or Weekend schedules.Here is a reminder of the current Texas Family Law Code’s Standard Possession Order…

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