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INSIGHT & COMMENTARY INTO THE PRACTICE OF LAW IN THE STATE OF TEXAS

My Spouse Filed for Discovery – What is That?

Discovery is very common in divorce in Texas, and in lawsuits in general. What discovery is - in the basest of terms - is an exchange of information between the parties, including facts and legal theories they bring to up in Court, exhibits, witness lists, and so on....

Can I ask My Spouse to Leave When I File Divorce in Texas?

In my many years of practice, I have only stumbled upon two or three cases where divorcing spouses are content to live in the same household. These instances aside, when a divorced is file, emotion is typically running high and it is almost impossible to live...

An Primer on Alimony In a Texas Divorce

An Primer on Alimony In a Texas Divorce

Alimony in Texas is divided into two distinct creatures: SPOUSAL SUPPORT (temporary alimony for the duration of the divorce), and SPOUSAL MAINTENANCE (alimony awarded once the divorce is concluded) SPOUSAL SUPPORT Spousal support is the temporary alimony during the...

Subpoenas

Subpoenas

SUBPOENA OVERVIEW A subpoena is a writ which commands a witness to appear and (1) give testimony before a court or deposition, and/or, (2) to produce items which are pertinent to and may be used as evidence within an ongoing legal matter. It is a way for litigants to...

Annulment & Void Marriages in Texas

Annulment & Void Marriages in Texas

Our office gets a lot of calls about annulment. Annulment in Texas is actually divided into two distinct mechanisms – Annulment and Void Marriage. Depending on the situation, a party would either file a Suit for Annulment or Suit to Declare Marriage Void. Suit for...

Texas Custody and Visitation (Conservatorship and Possession & Access)

Texas Custody and Visitation (Conservatorship and Possession & Access)

When you think of custody law, you think “custody” and “visitation.” Unfortunately, the Texas Family Code has much more complicated legal system and verbiage when it comes to custody. In fact, even the verbiage in Texas in regards to custody and visitation is...