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Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases: What You Need to Know
26 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are involved in a child custody or visitation case, don’t be surprised if you are asked – or ordered – to take a drug test. Drug testing in child custody cases in Texas is increasingly common. The judge must make decisions based on what he or she believes is in the “best interests of the child” and drug testing is often required in cases where is even a mention or thought of substance abuse – whether it is true or not. In this blog post, our Fort Worth family...
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Stepparent Adoption in Texas: What You Need to Know
14 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
Thinking about adopting your stepchild? This noble gesture will not only cement the deep bond between you and your stepchild, but it will provide lifelong stability and security to a principal member of the family unit. In some cases, stepparent adoption in Texas can be complicated, but with the right preparation and guidance, you can make this dream a reality. In this blog post, we’ll go over what you need to know about step-parent adoption in Texas. What is stepparent adoption in Texas? In...
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Can You Keep Your 401K in Divorce in Texas? [2022]
14 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
When working couples divorce, they often assume each spouse gets to take their respective 401K accounts with them. This is not necessarily the case. Texas is a community property state and all income earned while a couple is married is generally to be divided equally. That includes money in a 401K or retirement savings account. Here’s what you need to know about 401K in divorce and how you may be able to keep your hard-earned nest egg. How is a 401K divided in divorce? Dividing a 401k in divorce...
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10 Tell-Tale Signs Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce
01 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
Most marriages don’t just suddenly go south. Usually, there are plenty of red flags and warning signs along the way. But if you’re not paying attention, you might miss them. Based on our experience at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, here are 10 tell-tale signs your spouse is considering divorce. Sign #1. Emotionally Withdrawn and Distant. Withdrawing emotionally and generally appearing distant could be signs your spouse is considering divorce. Avoiding affection, disengaging from...
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Who Pays for College After Divorce?
31 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
Are you trying to figure out who is responsible for paying for college after divorce? In Texas, child support obligations end when a child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever comes first. That means child support likely stops about the same time the child is headed off to college. So, who pays for college after divorce in Texas? It depends on if you and your ex-spouse have a binding agreement in writing. In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of child support and college tuition in...
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Can You Get a Divorce While Pregnant in Texas?
31 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
Pregnancy and divorce are not words that are frequently used in the same sentence. But it does happen and, when it does, there are generally a lot of questions that come with this juxtaposition. Can you even get a divorce while pregnant in Texas? What is the process like? How will this affect my child? In this blog post, we will answer some of the most common questions about divorcing while pregnant in Texas. If you are considering this option, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer...
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Gray Divorce: Divorce After Age 50
17 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are over the age of 50 and considering a divorce, you are not alone. The rate of divorce for people over age 50 has soared in recent years. In fact, it’s so common that it’s been dubbed “Gray Divorce.” In this blog post, we will discuss gray divorce and the reasons why couples are calling it quits later in life. What is a so-called “Gray Divorce?” A gray divorce is a divorce that occurs later in life, usually after age 50. The rate of gray divorce has been...
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Drug testing in child custody cases
Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases: What You Need to Know
stepparent adoption in Texas
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401K in Divorce
Can You Keep Your 401K in Divorce in Texas? [2022]
Signs Your Spouse is Considering Divorce
10 Tell-Tale Signs Your Spouse Is Considering Divorce

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