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Do I Need a Divorce to End a Common Law Marriage?

Technically speaking, yes, you need a divorce to dissolve a common law marriage in Texas. However, the application of this requirement isn’t always so cut-and-dried in practice. Under Texas law, a common law or “informal” marriage is legally equivalent to a “formal” marriage created by a traditional ceremony and marriage license. This means that formally […]


What Is the Difference Between a Divorce and an Annulment?

In Texas family law, the difference between a divorce and an annulment is a matter of the legal validity of the marriage. A divorce brings about an end to a valid marriage in the eyes of the law. An annulment, on the other hand, constitutes a legal invalidation of a marriage, treating it as though […]


Should I Keep the Same Financial Planner in a Divorce? 

When you are going through a divorce, you need a lot of support from the people close to you. Family members, friends, and co-workers all want to be there for you and discuss the details of your situation. While keeping in close contact with the people around you can help your mental health, what about […]


Who Claims the Kids on Your Taxes After Divorce?

During a divorce, you and your spouse have to make decisions about various issues, including dividing property, child custody, and child support. These issues that once were moot because you shared ownership and responsibility are what can make divorce stressful and tense. Issues regarding the children are the most sensitive. Deciding on who the child […]


Does FaceTime Count as Visitation?

When you’ve made the difficult decision to divorce your spouse, one of the most important issues to resolve is custody of the children and parenting/visitation time. Children are typically central in divorces and consideration for them can add to already heightened emotions and stress. You and your spouse may have been able to agree on […]


How to Protect Your Kids’ Inheritance in a Divorce

An inheritance is what your children might receive from someone after they pass away. It is a collection of their assets that can include cash, property, Investments, or items like jewelry and furniture. How an inheritance is divided will be based on whether or not there was a will created that defines the assets to […]


Will I Have to Take on My Ex’s Debt?

There is no “one size fits all” solution to dividing marital debts and assets in a divorce. However, it’s important to note that you may hurt your credit score or risk bankruptcy if you take on debt you cannot afford on your single income. Texas is a community property state. This means that the court […]


Five Tips to Win Custody of a Child in Texas

A child custody battle may be one of the most stressful experiences a parent can undergo. When you don’t know what to expect and you’re not sure how it will end, it’s best to work with an experienced San Antonio child custody attorney who can walk you through the process and help prepare you. When […]


How Does Moving for a Job Affect My Visitation Agreement?

There is one thing you can count on in life, and that is that nothing stays the same. After your divorce and child custody has been determined, one parent may be required to move for a job. Or a parent may want to put some physical distance between themselves and their ex as part of […]


Can I Text My Child When They Are with My Ex?

Texas Family Code 153.001 states that children should have continued and frequent contact with parents that have shown their ability to act in their child’s best interest and provide a stable, safe, and nonviolent environment. This statute also encourages parents to share their duties and rights in raising their kids after a separation or dissolution of […]

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