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

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

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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When Can Child Support Be Modified in Texas?

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Orders for child support are only allowed to be changed by getting a new order from the court. Informal agreements between the parties involved cannot change the child support that is ordered by the court. Although the parties may agree to the change, unless it is written in an order and signed by the… Read More »

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How Can Parental Alienation Affect A Child Custody Battle?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Child custody cases are never easy, but they can be exceptionally bad if one parent tries to use the children against the other parent. The Texas courts will always try to act in the best interests of the child and often try to be sure that both parents are involved with the children. However,… Read More »

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What Does the Texas Family Code Say About Holiday Visitation?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

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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What You Need to Know About Establishing Paternity in Texas

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

Paternity means legal fatherhood. At birth, the law automatically recognizes the two legal parents of a child, the husband and wife. For married couples, paternity is that simple. There are no additional legal steps needed. However, when a child is born to parents who aren’t married to one another, the law doesn’t automatically recognize… 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?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

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

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

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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Are You or Your Former Spouse Planning a Move with Your Child?

By Lindamood & Robinson, P.C. |

When parents go through a divorce, it’s not unusual for one, or even both, spouses to move to another city, state, or country. The problem is that when children are involved and one of the parents wants to bring the children with them, that child may be bound by a child custody order from… Read More »

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