Does It Matter Who Files for Divorce First in Texas?

Is it better to file first, or should you wait for your spouse to file? Does it matter who files for divorce first in Texas? The truth is, in most cases, it doesn't. That being said, there are some advantages to filing first — and whether or not these advantages are significant enough to warrant making [...]


How Long Does a Divorce Take in Texas?

If you and your spouse have decided to end your marriage, you likely want to get things resolved as quickly and efficiently as possible. But how long does a divorce take in Texas?  The truth is, it depends — on the unique circumstances of your case, whether or not there are children, whether there are disputes [...]


Understanding Grandparents’ Rights in Texas

In Texas, the courts are well aware of the joy a grandparent can bring to their grandchild’s life. For this reason, grandparent rights for visitation and custody are well established. If you are a grandparent who is wanting to have more interaction with your grandchild, here’s what you need to know about grandparents’ rights in [...]


5 Steps to Take If You Are a Victim of Domestic Abuse

Being the victim of domestic abuse is terrifying. In addition to the stress of wondering what you should do to physically take care of yourself, you also have to decide what’s the best way to prevent this from happening in the future. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, take these five steps immediately [...]


How to Request Modification of Child Custody in Texas

Child custody arrangements are ordered and enforced by the court. This secures the rights of both parents and ensures that the best interests of the children. But circumstances change, and children grow up. A custody arrangement that is appropriate when a child is a toddler or an infant may not be equally appropriate to a [...]


Are Fathers at a Disadvantage When It Comes to Winning 50/50 Custody in Texas?

Texas courts consider the welfare of the children to be of paramount concern when deciding custody matters. But what happens when both parents are fit and competent to raise the child? Does the mother have the advantage in these decisions? Does the party that is the primary breadwinner? Learn more about what factors into 50/50 [...]


Situations Where You Can Modify a Divorce Agreement

When your divorce agreement is finalized, it may feel like a firm order that is unable to be changed or modified. However, this is not actually the case. In life, things change. If you, your former spouse, or your child have changed significantly, so should your divorce agreement as it pertains to support. Here are [...]


What to Know About Parental Kidnapping in Texas

If you are going through divorce and child custody proceedings, you should never leave the state with your child without the direct consent of the court and your former spouse. Even if you are the biological parent, leaving the state with your child could be grounds for parental kidnapping in Texas charges. When Can You [...]