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Is a 50/50 Possession Schedule Right for Me?

Posted May 15, 2017, Published by | , , ,

One of the most difficult topics to resolve in custody litigation is what possession schedule will each party have with the children. Judges in Texas have the discretion to order any possession schedule that the Judge believes is in the best interest of the child, which includes ordering a 50/50 possession schedule. However, the Texas… Read More


Working Parents Making Possession of the Children Work

Posted April 5, 2017, Published by | , ,

One of the many challenges in the divorce process is figuring out when each parent will have possession of the children – the parenting plan schedule. This issue is even more complicated when both parents have demanding jobs and particularly when those jobs do not necessarily have the typical nine to five schedule. This article… Read More

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Modifying a Child Support Order in Texas

Posted February 23, 2017, Published by | ,

How Can Child Support Orders be Modified? Child support orders can only be changed by the entering of a new court order. Informal agreements between the parties are not effective to change the amount of court ordered child support. Therefore, while you and the other party may agree to a change in the amount of… Read More

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New Definition of Marriage Should Bring Quick Parenting Relief to Same-Sex Couples

Posted February 18, 2017, Published by | , , ,

Under the Texas Uniform Parentage Act, paternity is presumptively established when a child is born to the mother within a marriage. This basic provision allows two married women to automatically have parenting rights and responsibilities as long as one of them gives birth to the child, but it does little to provide parenting rights for… Read More

Child Support for Adult Children with Disabilities in Texas: Customized Support After 18

Posted January 11, 2017, Published by | , ,

Under Texas law, as a general rule the obligation to pay child support ends when an unmarried child (1) is at least eighteen; and (2) graduates from high school. Therefore, if the child is at least eighteen when he/she graduates from high school, then under the general rule the child support obligation terminates after the… Read More

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Marital Property Agreements – Dividing Assets and Income without Divorcing

Posted October 14, 2016, Published by | , , ,

In Texas, there is no “legal separation” — you are either married, or you are divorced. As a result, individuals are often in a quandary as to how to protect and/or divide their assets when they have an issue in their marriage that needs to be addressed without having to file for a divorce. For… Read More

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Social Media: Impacts both Marriages and Divorce Proceedings

Posted October 14, 2016, Published by | ,

Over the last several years, there have been many studies that have outlined the negative impact of social media on relationships and marriages. Consistently studies have shown that individuals who frequently accessed social media sites are more likely to experience conflict with their partners. The studies also demonstrate that there is a link between social media… Read More

The Art of an Uncontested Divorce

Posted September 13, 2016, Published by | , ,

I tell every client that meets with me the same thing – and the result is normally a nervous chuckle. “You can pay to send my kids to college, or you can keep your money and send your own kids to college.” And the result is typically the same – people want to save money,… Read More