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Holley Factors: What to consider for Best Interest of the Child

Do you know what a Court looks at when making decisions regarding your children?  If you are engaged in a custody dispute you should know these factors. Texas Courts consider a number of factors when determining the conservatorship, possession schedule and primary residence of the child.  The leading case on these factors is  Holley v. Adams, 544 S.W.2d 367 (1976) …

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What is an Uncontested Divorce?

What is an Uncontested Divorce? How much does an uncontested divorce cost?  Check out this Blog  Or go directly to our web page on the topic: Flat Fee Divorce To learn more about what and how an uncontested divorce works, take a little tour that we created to help explain the process. To learn more about the topics contained in this …

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Advice To Consider When Hiring an Attorney…Some Things You May Not Be Told.

You Can Do Some Work Yourself You may need an attorney to support you and provide legal guidance, but you can ask about matters you can take responsibility for. For example, filing paperwork, finding records needed, or journaling events and encounters with people and matters that can support your case. Ask your attorney what you can do to help your …

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Default Divorce

Sometimes the world moves too fast and you miss a date, or you are overwhelmed with the idea of going to court and you hope it will just go away. This type of avoidance will usually end up in a default judgment. A default judgment basically means you did not oppose the requests of the other party and therefore the …

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Define “income” for calculating child support

Sometimes I have clients that are trying to understand what streams of money or resources is used when determining child support. The question can be complicated based on where the resources come from and a factual determination may need to be made to give a definitive answer. The Texas Family code defines income as follows: Sec. 154.062. NET RESOURCES. (a) …

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Uncontested Divorce, How much?

Uncontested Divorce, How much? Often times clients ask me, “How much for an agreed divorce?”, sadly my answer is usually, “Depends.” The question always leads to additional follow up questions, such as, do you have kids? do you own property? do you have investment accounts that need to be divided? Will your spouse actually agree to all the terms you …

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