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Divorce Mediation in Texas

Date Published: March 22, 2019

Mediation is essentially a negotiation, with the help of a neutral (impartial) third party. Unlike arbitration (which is like a trial), in mediation the third party doesn't make a decision. Instead, the mediator tries to help the parties reach agreement on their own.

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Same-Sex Families in Texas

Date Published: March 15, 2019

In recent years, activists and proponents for same-sex couples have heralded landscape-changing court victories, awareness and inclusion. The national perspective continues to evolve. Most recently in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court established same-sex marriage for all states.

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Pop, R&B Musician Usher’s Herpes Lawsuits Continue

Date Published: March 8, 2019

Award-winning music star Usher (full name: Usher Raymond IV) faces at least 4 suits from paramours who claim he gave them herpes. They sued for negligence and infliction of emotional distress.

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NBA Superstar Blake Griffin's California Palimony Woes

Date Published: March 1, 2019

Professional basketball player Blake Griffin made recent headlines, when reports surfaced that he'll pay his ex-girlfriend a staggering $258,000 MONTHLY for child support. It turns out that the news was wrong ...

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Former Teen Television Star Falls on Hard Times, Can’t Pay Child Support

Date Published: February 22, 2019

Former TV star Darius McCrary (hit show Family Matters’ Eddie Winslow) was recently ordered to pay a paltry $29 in monthly child support for his toddler daughter. He reported less than $500 of monthly income.

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Britney Spears' 55-Hour Marriage Annulled

Date Published: February 15, 2019

United States marriages last (some would say endure) an average of 8 years. Pop starlet Britney Spears' 2004 whirlwind Las Vegas, Nevada marriage to her childhood friend lasted less than 3 days. After an intoxicant-fueled weekend, the singer apparently came to her senses, and sought to void her marriage -- known as "annulment."

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Texas Divorce Residency Requirements

Date Published: February 8, 2019

Must I or My Spouse Live in Texas to Get Divorced There?

Simple answer: Yes. To get a Texas divorce, at least one spouse must meet Texas residency requirements (Texas Family Code §6.301). This means that at least the husband or wife lived in Texas for 6 months, and for the last least 3 months in the county where they file. If spouses have lived in different counties for at least 3 months, they can file for divorce in either county.

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Adultery and North Carolina’s ‘Broken Hearts’ Law

Date Published: February 1, 2019

Cheating and betrayal are heartbreaking, and foment many marital breakups. Despite adultery’s emotional pain and economic wreckage, most states don’t punish adultery. North Carolina stands apart: it is one of a few states which recognize adultery as a tort (a wrongful act which are legally-valid grounds to sue).

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Will Fights: Contesting a Will in Texas

Date Published: January 25, 2019

It's an all-too-common refrain: after a loved one dies, family squabbles erupt over money. Those disagreements can fracture a family and rip them apart. Will contests take a huge financial and emotional toll on family members.

To challenge a will, the contestant must be an 'interested person' and there must be valid grounds.

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Texas Community Property: Sounds Deceptively Simple

Date Published: January 18, 2019

Getting married? Or already married? Then you’ll want to understand Texas' “community property” laws. You’ll share beyond bed and bath.

"Separate property" versus “community property" should be easily understood, right? Think again. Texas community property law continues to confuse married folks and debt collectors.

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“Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin Reportedly Dies Without a Will

Date Published: January 12, 2018

News outlets report that the legendary musician Aretha Franklin, who died in August, 2018, did not have a will (New York Times). Probate disputes often abound in high-profile cases, especially where there is no will. For example, Prince died intestate (without a will), and his estate is rife with infighting among family members, lawyers, and others who claim interests in his music rights. Resolving those complex disputes can take years, and the substantial expense of litigation drains the estate assets.

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Texas Divorce Basics

Date Published: December 14, 2018

If you're thinking about divorce, this blog will help you understand the basics:

  • residency requirements
  • procedures
  • how long
  • grounds
  • dividing property
  • permanent alimony
  • health insurance

What are the Residency Requirements for a Texas Divorce?

At least one spouse must have continuously resided in Texas for 6 months (Texas Family Code §6.301). Also, one spouse must have resided for at least 3 months in the county where filing for divorce.

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Before You Pay a Texas Traffic Ticket

Date Published: December 7, 2018

Nobody wants a traffic ticket, wherever they live. And motor vehicle violations are 'equal opportunity', aggravating celebrities (Wedding Crashers' Vince Vaughn), sports stars (Golf's Tiger Woods) and the not-so-famous.

If you receive a Texas motor vehicle citation, you'll want to keep a few things in mind.

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