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Do I Have to Go to Court to Get Divorced in Galveston and surrounding Counties County, Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

A divorce is no one’s idea of a good time. Most people want to get through the process without the minimal amount of hassle. While it is not always easy to avoid conflict, divorce trials can usually be avoided. In fact, only a small percentage of divorce are litigated. You may be wondering: Will… Read More »

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My Ex Will Not Follow the Child Custody Order in Houston: What are My Options?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

For parents, there are few things more stressful than going through a custody dispute. When an agreement is finally reached or a legal order is entered, it can come with a great sense of relief. Unfortunately, it is not always the end of the process. You may end up dealing with a co-parent who… Read More »

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Can a Child Decide Which Parent Gets Custody in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Under Texas law (Texas Family Code § 153.002), the best interests of the child are “the primary consideration of the court” in determining custody and visitation rights. In applying this standard, a court may accept or even solicit input from a child. As a parent, you may be wondering: Does my kid have the… Read More »

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The Most Common Divorce Stalling Strategies (And What You Can Do About It)

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas allows for no fault divorce. Under state law (Texas Family Code § 6.001), you have the right to get a divorce on the grounds of ‘insupportability’—meaning there is a “discord or conflict of personalities” that makes reconciliation unreasonable. Your spouse cannot stop you from getting a divorce in Texas. Your own testimony is… Read More »

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Child Support in Texas: Your Guide to Health Insurance and Medical Expenses

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

As parents know well, raising a child is expensive. Health insurance and medical costs are among the most important expenses that parents must cover. In Texas, there are specialized child support laws in place to help ensure that both parents contribute to a child’s medical care. In this article, our Houston child support lawyers… Read More »

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What is Dissipation of Assets and How Can It Affect Your Texas Divorce?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Texas is a community property state. In effect, this means that all assets and property acquired during the course of marriage belong to both spouses. Typically, community property is divided 50-50 in a divorce. Indeed, Texas law presumes an equal split of marital property. However, there are some narrow exceptions to the rule. If… Read More »

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Do You Qualify for Alimony in Galveston County?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

For many years, Texas had no spousal support law at all. Finally, in the 1990s, lawmakers approved a limited alimony provision. This law has been significantly expanded once. That expansion includes alimony qualifications, as set forth below. Overall, alimony is one of the most controversial portions of a divorce property settlement. Some people, mostly… Read More »

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Top Ten Property Division Factors in a Texas Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

The Lone Star State is one of the few community property jurisdictions in the United States. In some places, like California, the community property rule is almost absolute. In almost all cases, the court orders a 50-50 property division, regardless of the facts. But in Texas, the community property rule is more like a… Read More »

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Recognizing and Responding to PAS

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Parental Alienation is almost inevitable following a divorce. Non-residential parents usually feel disconnected with their children. Parental Alienation Syndrome is different. PA is transient and it usually affects both parents equally. PAS is permanent, and so is the emotional damage it creates. Additionally, as outlined below, PAS only affects the targeted parent.   If… Read More »

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Financial and Emotional Issues in a Grey Divorce

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

As recently as the 1990s, divorce’s moral acceptability rate was barely more than 50 percent. Today, that figure is close to 80 percent. What does that mean for divorce over 55, or so-called grey divorce? It means that more people than ever, including folks over 55, see marriage dissolution as a legitimate way to… Read More »

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