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How to dismiss a divorce case in Texas [2022]
16 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
What if you file for divorce and then change your mind? Can you dismiss a divorce case in Texas?   Absolutely, as long as both spouses agree and the divorce hasn’t been finalized. From time to time, couples have a change of heart during divorce proceedings. In this article, we’re going to discuss how to undo a divorce case in Texas. How can you dismiss a divorce case in Texas? If you are the one who filed for divorce and your spouse has not yet filed a response, or counterpetition, then...
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Domestic Violence and Divorce: How it Can Impact Your Case in Texas
17 January 2022 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, more than 170 victims of family violence seek help every day. If you or your child is among them, you may be contemplating how to get out of the abusive relationship once and for all. Divorcing an abusive spouse can be nerve-wracking and dangerous. Fortunately, there are laws in place to protect victims and speed up the process. It’s also not uncommon for family law judges to strip abusers of various rights pertaining to child custody, child visitation, and asset division. In this article,...
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What happens when parents disagree on the COVID vaccine in Texas?
07 January 2022 by Turner Thornton
Now that the child COVID vaccine has been given the green light for children ages 5 and up, a new dilemma has emerged in Texas family law among divorced or separated parents. What happens when parents disagree on the COVID Vaccine?  Who gets to make the decision? Unfortunately, the answer is not always clear-cut or simple. The first thing we must do is turn to the divorce decree or child custody order for guidance. What kind of child custody agreement, or conservatorship, is in place? In...
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Protecting Your Professional Practice In Divorce
03 January 2022 by J. Turner Thornton
Many couples who marry never consider the impact a divorce may have on either spouse’s professional practice; after all, no one expects they will divorce at some point in the future. Most professionals consult with accountants and lawyers while setting up their practice, but give little thought to the dissolution of their business – particularly if that dissolution stems from divorce. Protecting your professional practice in a divorce is important, and can prove legally challenging and...
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Credit Score and Divorce: Credit Score During and After Divorce
01 November 2021 by J. Turner Thornton
With so many issues to deal with during a divorce, it’s easy to overlook what may be happening with your credit score. While getting divorced does not damage credit directly, the related financial issues that arise could affect a person’s credit. Credit Score and Divorce Although marital status is not a factor in calculating your credit score, there are a number of ways a divorce can impact it. 1. Missing Payments. One spouse may remain in the marital home, taking on a larger (or full) share of expenses....
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Dividing Cryptocurrency in Divorce
12 October 2021 by J. Turner Thornton
Cryptocurrency and Divorce A growing concern among couples getting divorced is whether one spouse has cryptocurrency, and if so, where is it stored and who gets it? Here’s what Texas divorcees need to know about cryptocurrency in divorce – and why it is such a gray area. Understanding Cryptocurrency Cryptocurrency (bitcoin, ethereum, etc.) refers to digital currency that uses an online blockchain ledger to manage and reconcile transactions. Blockchain is just a fancy way of saying the...
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Served Divorce Papers in Texas?
01 October 2021 by J. Turner Thornton
Have you been served divorce papers? Service of process, or service of citation, is legal notice that provides a spouse with notice that a divorce has been filed. Service is a necessary step in divorce unless the respondent has properly waived formal service. Service of divorce papers is governed by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. What does it mean to serve divorce papers? “Service” or “service of process” is the term for the legal notice you provide to someone when they have been sued in court....
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