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We are Getting Divorced and I Think My Spouse is Hiding Money—What are My Options?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Property division is one of the most important—and often contentious—issues in a divorce case. Divorcing spouses must navigate the Texas community property laws to determine who gets what. To do so effectively, you and your spouse need to know what you actually own. This raises an important question: What do I do if I… Read More »

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Joint Managing Conservatorship Child Custody in Texas: Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Parent

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas technically does not use the term “child custody” in official legal proceedings. Instead, a parent who has custody rights for a child is called a  managing conservatorship. There is a general presumption that divorced or separated parents should be joint managing conservators unless it is proven that such an arrangement would not be… Read More »

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Are There Any Advantages to File for Divorce First in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The end of marriage is hard. A lot of legal, logistical, and emotional hurdles must be overcome to finalize a divorce. If you are preparing to file, you may be wondering: Does it matter who files for divorce first in Texas? Technically, the answer is “no”—though there can sometimes be some advantages to filing… Read More »

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Should I Sign a Waiver of Service? (Texas Divorce)

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The Texas State Law Library explains that service of process is “a necessary step of any lawsuit.” A divorce is no exception. The party who files for divorce must properly serve papers on their spouse. That being said, the non-filing party has the right to sign a document waiving service of process. Here, our… Read More »

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Negotiating a Prenuptial Agreement in Texas? A Checklist You Can Use

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

A prenuptial agreement (prenup) is an “agreement between prospective spouses made in contemplation of marriage and to be effective on marriage” (Tex. Fam. Code § 4.001). If you are considering a prenup, it is imperative that you negotiate an effective, legally enforceable agreement. At Lindamood & Robinson, P.C., we have extensive experience handling prenups…. Read More »

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Will the Court Let My Teenager Decide Which Parent Gets Custody?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Are you a divorced or separated parent with a teenager in Texas? You may want to ask: Does my child get to decide which parent gets custody?  The answer is “no”—at least not unilaterally. That being said, your teenager’s wishes matter a lot. In this article, our Galveston County child custody lawyer provides a… Read More »

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Six Signs that Your Marriage May Be Headed to a Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Is your marriage having issues? You are far from alone: The United States Census Bureau data shows that hundreds of thousands of married couples get divorced nationwide each year. That divorce is common does not make it any easier. You may not even be sure if a divorce is the right path forward for… Read More »

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What are the Requirements for a Premarital Agreement in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

In Texas (Tex. Fam. Code § 4.001), a premarital agreement (prenup) is a contract signed by spouses before marriage that clarifies property rights and stipulates how certain assets will be handled if the couple ever gets divorced. For a prenup to be enforced by a court in Texas, it must satisfy certain conditions. Within… Read More »

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An Overview of Supervised Visitation in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

For a number of different reasons, a Texas court may determine that a parent, at least at the current time, should not have unfettered access to their child. However, it may still be best for that child and that parent to spend time together and to build a relationship. This is where supervised visitation… Read More »

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Can My Text Messages, Emails, or Other Digital Files Be Accessed in a Divorce?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

We live more and more of our lives in the digital realm. Your text messages, your emails, your social media accounts, and other types of digital files are sensitive. They often contain very private information. You may be wondering: Can your spouse access this information as part of a divorce case? The answer is… Read More »

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