It is important for anyone considering marriage to speak with a Texas divorce lawyer about entering into a premarital or prenuptial agreement.  Although prenups have a reputation for being associated with particularly wealthy individuals who are getting married, they can actually be extremely beneficial to most people who are entering…

If you are planning to file for divorce, or if you are in the early stages of a divorce case, you likely  have questions about alimony in Texas.  Here are some of the common questions that people ask:  When is Texas alimony awarded, and how long does it last?  How much should…

If you are preparing for divorce in Central Texas, you are not alone. According to the Annual Statistical Reports for the Texas Judiciary, approximately 130,000 divorce cases are filed in the state each and every year. Contrary to how divorce is typically portrayed in the media, it does not have…

While the rate of marital separation has dropped in recent years, divorce remains relatively common. According to an estimate from the American Psychological Association, more than 40 percent of marriages end in divorce. Going through a divorce is never easy — there are a number of different complex legal and…

Regardless of whether they were married at the time of their child’s birth, Texas law on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access provides that each parent has rights and responsibilities regarding care for minor children. You may be familiar with such concepts as sole custody, joint custody, or allocation of parental responsibilities…

In Texas, parental rights and responsibilities still apply regardless of whether the parents were ever married or lived under the same roof. With the exception of a situation involving a safety risk or harm, the statute on Conservatorship, Possession, and Access states as public policy that children should enjoy frequent,…

Texas parents have a general duty to provide financial support for their children. If child support is not paid on time, custodial parents have a number of different enforcement tools at their disposal. What happens if you don’t pay child support in Texas?  As explained by the Office of the…

If you are thinking about getting a divorce from your spouse, you may be wondering whether or not you need to prove anything to the court in order to get legal permission to dissolve your marriage and whether or not Texas is a no-fault divorce state. The answer is that…

When a couple divorces, spousal maintenance–also called spousal support or alimony–may very well be part of the divorce settlement. If you are seeking the dissolution of your marriage, here are a few things that you need to know about spousal maintenance in Texas. When Spousal Maintenance Is Considered The first…

Whether you are getting divorced or separating from your spouse, or have recently learned that you are a parent and would like to have time with your child as such, knowing how to file for child custody in Texas is important. Filing for child custody can be one of the…