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Can you get a divorce without going to court in TX? [2022]
17 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
For many people, divorce is a long, drawn-out battle that requires numerous court appearances and culminates in an emotionally draining trial. But it doesn’t have to be. In Texas, it’s possible to get a divorce without going to court – or by just appearing one time for a final “prove-up” hearing. To achieve this outcome, the divorce has to be uncontested, amicable, and both parties should be represented by attorneys. In this article, the attorneys at Varghese Summersett Family Law...
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Adultery and Divorce in Texas: Cheating Affect Divorce? [2022]
16 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
Cheating is a leading cause of divorce in Texas, but can adultery affect divorce proceedings? The short answer is, it depends. In Texas, there are two types of divorce: fault and no-fault. What type of divorce you pursue determines whether or not infidelity plays a role in the outcome or settlement of your divorce. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about adultery and divorce in Texas, but first please watch this video from family law attorney Turner Thornton. What is a no-fault...
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Who Pays Divorce Attorney Fees in Texas? [2022]
16 February 2022 by Turner Thornton
Divorce can be emotional, exhausting and expensive. When clients come to us seeking dissolution of marriage, one of the first things they often ask is, “Who pays divorce attorneys fees?” Actually, to be more specific, they usually want to know if they have to pay for their spouse’s divorce attorney – or if there is any way that they can make their spouse pay their lawyer fees. As is with the case in most family law matters, the answer is, it depends. The decision about who pays divorce attorney...
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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 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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