What is paternity and why is establishing paternity in Texas important? Paternity is more than just the idea of being a dad, it is a legal status that creates specific rights, as well as obligations. Basically, it is the legal identification of a child’s father. By establishing paternity in Texas, the father ensures his child is eligible for … Read moreEstablishing Paternity in Texas
Texas Standard Possession Order and Standard Visitation Calendar 2019 Whether you are already divorced, contemplating a divorce, or are in the initial phase of family court proceedings, parents’ most common concern is, “When will I get to see my children?” In Texas, what is commonly referred to as a “custody agreement” is, in fact, called … Read more2019 Texas Standard Possession Order Calendar
The holiday season can be a wonderful time of the year, but also a stressful one. This is especially true for parents who are recently divorced and now must abide by a visitation schedule that splits their children’s time between two homes. To cope, parents sometimes overcompensate, overindulge, and overreact. But it doesn’t have to … Read moreEight Tips for Surviving the Holidays with Kids after Divorce
In contentious child custody cases, it’s not uncommon for one parent to withhold (or attempt to withhold) a child from the other parent. Perhaps they are behind on child support, or picked up the child up late, or maybe the child just “doesn’t want to go” with the other parent. Whatever the case may be, … Read moreInterference with Child Custody in Texas
Adoption Adoptions are one of the most rewarding aspects of being a family lawyer. Adoptions can take many forms in Texas, including adoptions by stepparents or grandparents, private adoptions, agency adoptions, international adoptions, and even contested adoptions. Adoptions involve a number of legal questions regarding the rights of the adoptive parents, the rights of the … Read moreTarrant County Adoption Attorney | Texas Adoptions
Spousal support, spousal maintenance, and alimony are synonymous and interchangeable terms. “Spousal maintenance” is the term generally used in Texas courts, and all it means is money paid by one spouse to the other, usually on a monthly basis, after separation or divorce. Spousal support is not awarded in every case, however. To be eligible … Read moreTexas Alimony: Are You Entitled to Spousal Support?
Adopting a Child Whether you are seeking to adopt, placing a child up for adoption, or facilitating an adoption, there is a lot at stake – mentally, emotionally and financially. Most of us know someone who has been adopted or friends or family members who have gone through the adoption process. Still, we wanted to … Read more11 Experts Share their Best Advice for Adopting a Child (2018)
Most people consider pets part of the family, but the law does not take the same view. In Texas, pets are considered property. This means Spot and Fido are subject to the same laws regarding property division, including separate and community property. In other words, they fall in the same category as the house, furniture, … Read moreWho Gets the Pets in Divorce?
What is an annulment? An annulment is a way to end a marriage. In an annulment, a court confirms that at the time of marriage, the marriage was invalid. In other words, it is like the marriage never existed. In Texas, an annulment may be granted to invalidate two different types of marriage: void and … Read moreHow to get an annulment in Texas | VS Family Law Group
The Supreme Court ruled 7-2 this week that a Colorado baker could refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple based on the baker’s religious grounds. How the Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Made it to the Supreme Court In 2012, same-sex marriage was illegal in Colorado. Charlie Craig and David Mullins decided to … Read moreSupreme Court Rules in Same Sex Wedding Cake Case