Can You Get a Divorce While Pregnant in Texas?
31 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
Pregnancy and divorce are not words that are frequently used in the same sentence. But it does happen and, when it does, there are generally a lot of questions that come with this juxtaposition. Can you even get a divorce while pregnant in Texas? What is the process like? How will this affect my child? In this blog post, we will answer some of the most common questions about divorcing while pregnant in Texas. If you are considering this option, it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer...
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Gray Divorce: Divorce After Age 50
17 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are over the age of 50 and considering a divorce, you are not alone. The rate of divorce for people over age 50 has soared in recent years. In fact, it’s so common that it’s been dubbed “Gray Divorce.” In this blog post, we will discuss gray divorce and the reasons why couples are calling it quits later in life. What is a so-called “Gray Divorce?” A gray divorce is a divorce that occurs later in life, usually after age 50. The rate of gray divorce has...
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Texas Divorce Discovery Rules: What Do I Have to Turn Over to My Ex? [2023]
09 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
If you are in the process of divorce, you may be surprised to learn that the law requires you to turn over voluminous information to your spouse and his or her attorney. This includes financial records, property documents, child insurance information, the list goes on. The good news is that the law works both ways, meaning your ex will also have to disclose their information. In this article, we are going to go over the Texas divorce discovery process and explain the rules and what information...
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Original Petition for Divorce in Texas: Starting the Process
09 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
In Texas, a divorce case begins with something called an “original petition for divorce.” Basically, this is the document that gets the divorce process rolling. In this article, we are going to explain the original petition for divorce in Texas and answer some frequently asked questions. Be sure to watch the videos on this page by family law attorneys Turner Thornton and Stephanie Sabelhaus. What is an original petition for divorce in Texas? The original petition for divorce...
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10 Fascinating Facts about Divorce in Texas
09 May 2022 by Turner Thornton
When most people think of Texas, they think of cowboys, cattle, and the Wild West. However, there is another side to Texas that is often overlooked – its divorce rate. Nearly 12 percent of people will be divorced by age 30 in the Lone Star State. In this blog post, we throw out 10 fascinating facts about divorce in Texas and across the country. Keep reading to learn more! The average age for couples going through their first divorce is age 30. Couples who married between the ages are 20 to...
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Parental Alienation in Texas: What You Need to Know [2022]
14 April 2022 by Turner Thornton
In contentious child custody disputes, it’s not uncommon for one parent to try and turn their child against the other. It’s called parental alienation and, unfortunately, it’s a phenomenon we see far too often in the family law arena. In this article, we will discuss parental alienation in Texas and explain why this type of behavior is damaging to the child and can cause long-term emotional damage. What is parental alienation in Texas? Parental alienation, or Parental Alienation...
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Terminating Parental Rights in Texas: FAQ Answers [2022]
12 April 2022 by Turner Thornton
From time to time, clients ask us about terminating parental rights in Texas. Usually, it’s because the other parent is not involved in the child’s life or is exhibiting dangerous or abusive behavior. The first thing we tell clients is that terminating parental rights in Texas is not an easy process. It is an expensive process to attempt and it is usually not successful. Courts view termination of parental rights as a drastic step and are often hesitant to grant such a request because...
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