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What is a SAPCR in Texas? Suit Affecting Parent Child Relationship
18 September 2021 by Turner Thornton
What is a SAPCR in Texas? In divorces involving children, a SAPCR or Suit Affecting Parent-Child Relationship (SAPCR) is filed. A SAPCR is a legal proceeding that determines child support, custody, visitation, and other rights in order to establish what is in the best interest of the child. Even if one spouse is pregnant at the time a divorce petition is filed, a SAPCR must also be filed and you must wait until after the child is born to get a divorce. How does property get divided in a divorce...
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Divorce Modification and Post-Divorce Disputes
16 September 2021 by Turner Thornton
Divorce Modification and Post-Divorce Disputes After a divorce is finalized, you may find yourself back in court with your ex-spouse. If you agreed to a settlement, a child custody arrangement, or any other divorce-related agreement, you may need to modify or enforce the terms of your arrangement. Issues that come up after the divorce is finalized are often referred to as post-divorce disputes or post-divorce litigation. The Texas Family Code has an entire chapter – Chapter 9 – dedicated to post-divorce...
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How Much Does a Divorce Cost in Texas?
16 September 2021 by Turner Thornton
Cost of divorce in Texas A recent USA Today article putting the average cost of divorce in Texas without children at $15,600, and the average cost of a divorce with children in Texas at $23,500 which puts Texas fifth in the nation on the list for most expensive divorces. Fortunately, the cost of a divorce is something the parties have a significant ability to control and some divorces can be finalized for much less than the state average. Divorce Process in Texas How expensive or lengthy the divorce...
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Anna Summersett
04 September 2021 by Turner Thornton
Partner Anna Summersett is a partner at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she helps oversee the daily operations of the firm. A savvy attorney, businesswoman, and mother, Anna implements strategies to promote the firm’s mission and vision – guiding people through the toughest times of their lives. Family law deals with highly personal matters, such as divorce, child custody, and property division. Our team strives to minimize disruption to our client’s daily lives while achieving the best...
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Benson Varghese
02 September 2021 by Turner Thornton
Managing Partner Benson Varghese is the founder and managing partner of Varghese Summerset Family Law Group. Benson started a family law practice after establishing one of the largest and fastest-growing criminal defense firms in North Texas. Witnessing how often family law and criminal matters intersect, Benson decided to bring the two practices together under one roof to better serve our clients and the community. Like his criminal defense firm, Benson selected the best and brightest team to head...
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Bresha Shepherd
17 August 2021 by Turner Thornton
Office Manager Bresha Shepherd is the Office Manager for Varghese Summersett Family Law Group. She handles the day-to-day operations of the firm and ensures that everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Bresha has excellent communication skills, adaptability, and patience, which is imperative when dealing with a fast-paced environment and highly emotive family law matters. She works with management on procedures, marketing, human resources, and billing – always with one goal in mind: Making...
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Brittni Forbis
15 August 2021 by Turner Thornton
Paralegal Brittni Forbis is a highly-skilled paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she works alongside Senior Associate Attorney Kristen Carr. Brittni and Kristen make a formidable team and are dedicated to delivering the best results for their clients.  Brittni’s experience in the legal field is vast and includes working on both simple and complex family law cases, including divorce, child custody disputes, asset division and adoptions. In addition to drafting and filing...
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