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Pets as Family

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Approximately 68 percent of households in the United States own at least one pet. Many people consider their pets to be part of the family, and it shows. Pets are making their way into family photo shoots, weddings, and even birth announcements. This close bond with pets can make determining pet ownership in case… Read More »

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Texas Divorce and Special Needs Children

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Texas law allows residents to divorce for a variety of reasons, but in all cases, a 60-day waiting period after filing applies. The waiting period begins after the initial divorce petition is filed, which requires that the couple reach an agreement or that the court rules on such issues as: Grounds for divorce; Division… Read More »

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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Divorce

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Given the potential expense of divorce, it is no surprise that many couples attempt to complete their divorce paperwork themselves. While this do-it-yourself plan may seem straightforward if the couple agrees to a no-fault divorce and has little property to divide, issues can arise at any point which may leave you wishing you had… Read More »

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Divorce Capital of Texas

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Bonham, Texas, has the dubious honor of holding the highest divorce rate percentage in Texas, and among the highest in the nation, at nearly 19 percent. This divorce rate was a five-year average and included only couples whose divorce had become final at the time of the study. Splitting Assets  Texas law declares any… Read More »

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How the New Tax Laws Will Affect Your Divorce

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When Congress passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, they made changes that went into effect this year. With that said, there are a few additional things that you need to take into consideration if you are thinking about getting a divorce. This is particularly true if you think that alimony will… Read More »

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How Are Issues Resolved When a Divorce is Still Pending?

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Regardless of why you and your spouse have chosen to get a divorce, you may feel like your world is coming to an end. However, life goes on. You have to go to work, take care of the children, and do the other duties that you did before everything changed. These things can be… Read More »

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What Does the Texas Family Code Say About Holiday Visitation?

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With the holidays approaching, it is important to remember what the Texas Family Code says about divorces and holidays. While parents are allowed to make other arrangements if they have been approved by the court, there is a standard approach that the state of Texas takes to handling holidays after a divorce. This approach… Read More »

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Why You Might Want to Consider Mediation If You’re Facing Divorce in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

If you are considering divorce, you have likely thought about all of the difficulties and issues that might arise as a result. One of the things that you might not have considered is that if you end up in court, all of your so-called “dirty laundry” could end up getting aired to the public…. Read More »

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Can Divorce Orders Be Modified in Texas?

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If you’ve been through a divorce, you know how much work and effort goes into creating the Final Decree of Divorce. From the moment the Petition for Divorce is filed until the final moment where you go before the judge to finalize your divorce, the process requires patience and a strong will, not to… Read More »

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How Domestic Violence Can Affect Child Custody in Texas

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When it comes to child custody proceedings, everything comes out of the closet, so to speak. Even mental and physical abuse that happens behind closed doors will almost always be brought to light in the courtroom. This type of abuse, called domestic violence, may affect who will receive primary custody of the children. Depending… Read More »

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