non-custodial parental rights

Texas Non-Custodial Parental Rights: What You Should Know

Even if a parent does not have legal or physical custody of their children, they still play an important role in their lives. Children benefit from the experience and guidance of having both of their parents involved in their lives. Further, the court order that determines custody gives parents legal rights, no matter what their…

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Living Together During Divorce

How to Handle Living with a Spouse During Divorce

In Texas, there is no legal requirement that spouses live separately and apart under different roofs before they can file for a divorce. As a result, spouses contemplating a divorce in Texas can choose to live together in order to save money since moving out of their home would mean that both spouses would need…

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Filing an Uncontested Divorce in Texas

When it comes to filing for divorce in Texas, there are no easy options. The only options are “difficult” and “somewhat less difficult.” Even though an uncontested divorce is marketed as a quick and express split, it is rarely as clean and easy as it sounds. What You Must Consider in the Divorce Process When…

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Non Custodial Parent

Non-Custodial Parents and Their Legal Rights in Texas

When a parent does not have primary custody of their child, it does not mean they are without rights. Every parent in Texas has rights, regardless of how much time they have with their children and whether the children live with them. The custodial parent must respect these rights under the possibility of penalty from…

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should I file for divorce first

Should I File for Divorce First?

When you are contemplating a divorce, you need to act with forethought and intention. You must consider a strategic approach to going through with the divorce. Timing is an issue, along with whether you are the petitioner or the respondent in the case. Many people wonder whether they can gain an advantage in a divorce…

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Is Texas a Community Property State

Is Texas a Community Property State?

There are two ways courts can divide marital assets in the event of a divorce. The first is the method used in a majority of states: equitable distribution. Equitable distribution is a principle of common law that is used to determine how property is divided. This legal principle divides marital assets based on certain factors,…

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