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September 2015 Archives

Understanding a family law professional's qualifications

We often write here on our blog about the importance of working with a legal professional who is up to date on recent developments in the law. After all, the law is constantly evolving, and what was true for a divorce, child custody, child support, adoption or similar case last year may not be true today.

Unmarried couples with children: important new statistics

There's a certain kind of conventional wisdom not unique to Dallas by any means. That conventional wisdom says that unmarried couples who have a child together, and then go on to get married, are more likely to end up getting divorced than those who have a child within marriage.

Advantages to prenuptial agreements for Dallas couples

Now that we've reviewed some of the reasons why Dallas couples may choose not to pursue a prenuptial agreement, let's look at the other side of the issue. Engaged couples will find these points particularly timely and relevant, although remember that a postnuptial agreement can accomplish many of the same goals even after a couple gets married.

Should every Dallas couple get a prenuptial agreement?

Late last month we used the news of a celebrity couple's divorce as a springboard into a discussion of property division under Texas law. The important takeaway from that discussion was that a couple's assets not covered by a prenuptial agreement are subject to our state's community property laws.

How can SCRA affect a child custody case?

Let's take a closer look at an issue related to a point from our last Dallas family law blog post. We mentioned that a service member's family may have visitation with his or her children during a period of active deployment. This, of course, is an important consideration and a fairly recent development under Texas law.

Working with a Dallas lawyer experienced in military divorce

Whenever we write about child custody and visitation issues here on our Dallas family law blog, we need to be careful about one point in particular. That is that some residents will have unique circumstances applicable to their cases.

How are child support, child custody and visitation related?

Early last month we spent some time on our Dallas family law blog discussing a subject which arose again at the conclusion of our last post. Readers may be wondering: how does child support affect issues of child custody and visitation? Let's take a closer look this week at child custody and visitation, in particular at a few points addressed on the Texas Attorney General's website. We present this as general information only, not as specific legal advice.