What is the Right of First Refusal in Texas Custody Cases?
22 August 2022 by Turner Thornton
When child custody agreements are ironed out, parents sometimes include an optional clause called the “Right of First Refusal.” This requires a parent to offer the other parent the opportunity to watch their child before contacting a babysitter or a relative if they have a child-care issue. On the surface, this seems like a win-win. One parent doesn’t have to worry about finding (or paying) a babysitter, while the co-parent gets more time with the child. However, the right of...
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Terminating Child Support in Texas: When Can I Stop Paying?
15 July 2022 by Turner Thornton
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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? The...
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Texas Divorce Decree: The Final Step
13 July 2022 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, the divorce process is officially over when a judge signs the final decree of divorce. This legal document legally ends your marriage and contains all of the court’s decisions about your divorce. In this article, we will explain the Texas divorce decree in more detail, including what is in it and how it will guide you moving forward. What information is contained in a Texas divorce decree? A Texas divorce decree is a binding legal document that contains the court’s final decisions...
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Drug Testing in Child Custody Cases: What You Need to Know
26 June 2022 by Turner Thornton
https://youtu.be/aH6glihbGoM 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 there is even a mention or thought of substance abuse – whether it is true or not....
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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. But first, please watch this video by...
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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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