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How to Change Your Name in Texas
16 November 2022 by Turner Thornton
Want to change your name or the name of your child? In this post, our family law attorneys explore the three most common types of name changes in Texas and explain the process for each. We also examine why a judge may reject a name change. Common Reasons for a Name Change There are three main reasons people seek name changes in Texas: A woman wants to return to her maiden name after divorce A parent wants to change their child’s name, often during a paternity or adoption case An adult...
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Getting Divorced from a Narcissist | Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer
01 November 2022 by Turner Thornton
Getting Divorced from a Narcissist | Fort Worth Divorce Lawyer breaks down what it means to get a divorce from someone who is a narcissist.
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Kate Daniel
20 October 2022 by Turner Thornton
Paralegal Kate Daniel is a paralegal at Varghese Summersett Family Law Group, where she works alongside Senior Associate Attorney Stephanie Sabelhaus. Together, they provide comprehensive legal support and guidance to clients going through a divorce, child custody dispute, or other emotionally-charged family law matters. In addition to drafting legal documents, researching case law, managing calendars, and preparing cases for court, Kate is a compassionate resource for our clients. She understands...
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Child Support in Texas: What Happens When The Unexpected Happens?
14 October 2022 by Turner Thornton
Child support in Texas can be confusing and controversial on a typical day – so what happens when the unexpected happens? Like when a parent loses a job? Passes away suddenly? Or goes to jail? The Texas Family Code has provisions in place to deal with unexpected situations. In this blog post, our family law attorneys answer some frequently asked questions about child support in Texas when life throws a curveball. What happens to child support in Texas when the non-custodial parent loses their...
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Texas Prison Divorce: Can You Divorce an Incarcerated Spouse?
06 October 2022 by Turner Thornton
Incarceration can strain a marriage, especially if someone is behind bars for months or even years. So it’s not a surprise when couples decide to throw in the towel and file for divorce in prison. In fact, a felony conviction is a ground for divorce in Texas. In this article, we will explain how to get a Texas prison divorce and answer some frequently asked questions. Can I file for divorce if my spouse is incarcerated? Yes, you can file for divorce in Texas if your spouse is incarcerated....
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The Top 5 Custody Disputes in Fort Worth
29 September 2022 by Turner Thornton
When couples with children divorce, major decisions must be made regarding custody and the issues that come with it, including child support, possession schedules, and education decisions. As you might imagine, the same contentious issues arise in many family cases – both at the onset of the divorce and even years down the road. In this blog post, our family law attorneys discuss the top 5 custody disputes in Fort Worth. 1. Primary Parent The most common custody disagreement we see at the...
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Texas Postnuptial Agreements: What You Need to Know
26 September 2022 by Turner Thornton
Most of us have heard of prenuptial agreements, but what about postnuptial agreements? In Texas, a postnuptial agreement works similarly to a prenuptial agreement, but with one big difference: A postnuptial agreement is signed after a couple is married. A prenup is signed before the marriage. So what exactly is a postnuptial agreement and why might a couple want one during their marriage? In this article, our family law attorneys explain Texas postnupital agreements, including what is required...
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