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Approaching, Making, and Breaking a Prenuptial Agreement

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Until recently, a web of complex state laws and local rules controlled prenuptial agreements. Requirements varied significantly not only among different counties, but also among different judges in the same county. As a result, only super-rich couples bothered with prenups, and the entire procedure cast a shadow over a marriage. Then, Texas lawmakers approved… Read More »

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Modifying Spousal Support Obligations in Texas

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In many states, alimony is a key component of most divorce financial settlements. But Texas only has a limited alimony law. Generally, spousal support is available if the marriage lasted at least ten years and the requesting spouse is unable to provide for minimally reasonable needs. “Minimally reasonable needs” usually means the poverty line…. Read More »

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Top Three Evidence-Based Grounds for Divorce in Texas

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Like all other states, the Lone Star State is a no-fault divorce jurisdiction. Most marriage dissolutions are based on insupportability. No-fault divorce has a number of benefits for both petitioners and respondents. Spouses do not need to air their “dirty laundry” for everyone to see. Additionally, no-fault divorce shifts focus away from the spouses… Read More »

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Move-Away Modifications in Houston

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People move for various reasons. Many move for occupational reasons. Others relocated to be closer, or further away from, family. Still others upsize or downsize. Altogether, most people move an average of eleven times during their adult lifetimes. Since most of these moves occur before age 40, they often involve children of divorce. A… Read More »

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Can Retroactive Child Support Be Ordered in Texas?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

You may have heard the terms “retroactive child support payments,” but do you know what that means? If you have received a court order earlier on for child support, you may be entitled to receive retroactive payments from that order. Your family law attorney can help you understand the options available to you. Seeking… Read More »

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Does It Really Matter Who Files a Divorce First?

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When people are considering a divorce, that is one of the questions that is often asked. “Does it really matter who files the divorce first?” The short answer is often yes, but really it depends on what you want the outcome of the divorce to be. Below is an overview of what could happen… Read More »

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I Was Served Divorce Papers – Now What?

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It can be intimidating to be served with divorce papers, even if you knew they were coming. Although we most commonly think of divorce papers as the list of allegations and requests your spouse is making of you, this petition is only one part of the papers you have been served. Other documents included… Read More »

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Child Custody Basics

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Texas law favors awarding joint custody whenever possible. Generally, this means that the custodial parent will have the child most of the time, while the non-custodial parent will have the child on first, third, and fifth weekends with an agreed upon holiday and summer schedule. You may also work out your own custody schedule… Read More »

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Is There Such a Thing as Common Law Marriage in Texas?

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There are nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, that fully recognize a common law marriage. Texas is one of those nine states. In each of those states there are certain requirements for a marriage to be considered valid. Once those requirements are met, then a common law marriage has the same… Read More »

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What You Need to Know About Changing Your Name as an Adult

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Most people are aware that if you want to change your name as an adult, you can. Many times, people choose to change their name after they have been married or gotten a divorce. After getting married, your last name can be changed by using your marriage license. When you get a divorce, paperwork… Read More »

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