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What is a retainer?

A "retainer" is an advanced fee based on the lawyer's hourly rate and the complexity of your case that you will pay at the time you hire an attorney from our firm. Think of a retainer as ...
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What is marital property?

Marital property consists of all property that a spouse brings into a marriage or acquires during t the marriage. All marital property is either community property or separate property. Generally, ...
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Premarital Agreements

Premarital Agreement are often times referred to as "pre nups". Couples may elect to have a premarital agreement drafted before they get married to define each of their rights and ...
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Best Interest of the Child

When dealing with custody issues the court’s primary concern is what is in the child’s best interest. In the mid 1970’s the Texas Supreme Court in the Holley v. Adams opinion ...
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How long will my divorce take?

As the year comes to a close, we often times have both existing and new clients who come to see us and ask if we can get them divorced before the New Year. Some will want to be divorce for tax ...
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Common family law terms

The following are brief and easy to understand definitions of common Family Law terms. These definitions are only intended to help clients understand legal terminology. They are not intended to be ...
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Can I get divorced while I am pregnant?

No. You can begin the divorce process, but the divorce cannot be finalized until you are no longer pregnant. The husband is considered the presumed father of the child. Therefore, even if husband is ...
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Does Texas Recognize Common Law Marriages?

Texas has recognized common law marriages since 1847. Texas refers to common law marriages as informal marriages. In order to be informally married the following requirements must be met: 1. The ...
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