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Top 100 FAQs about Texas Divorce
13 July 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are considering divorce, or have already started the process, you probably have a ton of questions. How long will the process take? How is child custody determined? How will our property be divided? In this blog post, we answer the most common questions about Texas divorce and family law matters. We hope this comprehensive guide – Top 100 FAQs about Texas Divorce – will provide clarity during what is probably a confusing and emotional time. 1. How do I file for divorce in Texas?...
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6 Reasons Successful Attorneys Have Family Law Paralegals [2023]
31 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
Behind every successful family law attorney is an exceptional family law paralegal. They are the attorney’s right hand, second set of eyes, and sounding board. They are the engine that helps move their cases forward. At Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, we have five amazing paralegals on our team. They play a huge role in helping our attorneys deliver the best results possible for our clients. Here are six reasons why successful divorce and child custody attorneys have family law paralegals:...
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Texas Divorce: Getting Your Spouse to Leave the Marital Home [2023]
24 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
When a marriage is falling apart, the two parties may not want to look at each other, much less live under the same roof. Often in these situations, one of the spouses moves out while the divorce proceeds to its conclusion. In some cases, both parties intend to remain in the marital home until the divorce is final. However, if one spouse feels a threat of family violence to themselves or their children from the other party, they may need the court to intervene to get the spouse to leave. In such...
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Michelle Avelar
24 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
Paralegal Michelle Avelar is an experienced paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she assists attorneys in all aspects of litigation and case management. Michelle is known for her ability to handle complex cases with accuracy and efficiency. Prior to working in family law, she worked as a highly-regarded criminal paralegal at the Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office and at a North Texas criminal defense firm. She now applies her knowledge and skills to the family law...
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Can Parents Agree to No Child Support in Texas? [2023]
24 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
From time to time, parents will ask if they can agree to no child support in Texas. In other words, both parties would like child support to be waived so that no one is required to pay. The simple answer to this question is: it’s possible, but only if the agreement is approved by a judge. In this article, our experienced Fort Worth child support attorneys will explain what happens if parents want to forgo child support and answer some frequently asked questions about this arrangement. Why would...
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Alex Mens
22 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
Paralegal Alex Mens is a paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she assists attorneys with document drafting, legal research, case management, and trial preparation. Alex is highly organized, detail-oriented, and has superb communication skills, all of which make her an invaluable asset to the team. She is committed to providing the best possible legal services to clients. She is passionate about helping people navigate some of life’s biggest challenges, including divorce...
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Same Sex Divorce in Texas
09 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
Same-sex divorce in Texas is a complex process that can be emotionally and financially difficult for couples who have decided to end their marriage. While Texas has recognized same-sex marriage since 2015, it has a long history of banning and restricting these unions, which can create additional challenges for same-sex couples seeking to divorce. In this article, we will provide an overview of the laws and processes related to same sex divorce in Texas, as well as some tips for navigating this process....
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What is A Guardian Ad Litem in Texas Family Law Cases?
06 January 2023 by Turner Thornton
Hopefully, during divorce or child custody cases in Texas, both parents have their children’s best interests at heart. But sometimes, when there are bitter disagreements, the child is at risk of getting lost in the process. That’s where a guardian ad litem comes in. A guardian ad litem, also referred to as a GAL, is a court-appointed professional who advocates for a child during a family law case. Their sole responsibility is to represent the “best interests” of a child. In a Texas...
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