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...
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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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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order in Texas Divorce Cases?
15 September 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are getting a divorce and have a retirement account, you will likely hear your attorney refer to a Qualified Domestic Relations Order, or QDRO. This is an important document in the divorce process, as it will order the division of a couple’s retirement savings. In this blog post, we will explain a QRDO and how it works in Texas divorce cases. While we don’t handle QDROs ourselves because it makes sense to use someone who works exclusively on QRDOs, we believe it is important...
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Can You and Your Spouse Share a Divorce Lawyer in Texas?
14 September 2022 by Turner Thornton
Just this week, we received an email from someone wanting to know if she and her husband could share a divorce lawyer, as they are in “agreement about everything” and want to cut down on costs and make the divorce process as easy as possible. We get this question a lot. Obviously, most couples would like to end their marriage as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. Unfortunately, sharing a divorce lawyer isn’t the way to cut corners. In Texas – or anywhere for that...
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What is the Role of an Attorney Ad Litem in Texas Family Cases?
12 September 2022 by Turner Thornton
When divorce, child custody, or other family matters get contentious or complicated, the judge will often appoint an “Attorney Ad Litem” to represent your child. The attorney is to advocate for the child during legal proceedings and protect his or her interests. Simply put, the attorney ad litem is the child’s attorney. In this article, we are going to explain the role of an attorney ad litem in Texas family law and answer some frequently asked questions. What is an attorney...
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