To understand marital property division in Texas, you have to look at it from two perspectives. Is the property in question, community property or it is separate property? In Texas, we apply the community property rules for property division
It can be really frustrating when a conservator doesn't follow court orders to pay child support, follow possession orders or any other orders established by agreement or the Court. In this case, motion to enforce and sometime a request for a finding of contempt from the court is the best way to force the other party to comply with the order.
When considering marriage, it’s important to consider each person’s goals before getting married. For example, lots of churches and organizations recommend pre-marriage counseling to discuss issues of conflict management, family planning, household division of labor and household budgets.
Mediation is an alternative to the often messy court battle one associates with divorce and child custody litigation. It is an opportunity for a couple to resolve their differences on issues like support, property division and child custody in a less adversarial environment.
Flat Fee Divorce
A great alternative to large retainers and stressful battles is the Flat Fee Uncontested Divorce. In an uncontested, agreed divorce, the attorneys don’t do the negotiating. Basically the couple comes to terms with how they want to handle their assets, debts, children and support. One of the parties then hires the attorney to “paper” up the case.
Spousal support is limited in Texas. A party must meet specific criteria to qualify for spousal support and the amount of support and duration of support is controlled by the Family Code as well as the specific facts of the case
The terms “restraining order” and “protective order” are often used interchangeably. However, these two orders, as used in Texas family law, are quite distinct in their purpose, scope, and remedy. It is important to understand the distinction between these two orders if you think it may be necessary to pursue special protection from the court.