Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

Family Law, Divorce, In Houston Texas

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Judge Mecca Walker Appointed to 311th

Author: | December 6th, 2014 | Category : Harris County District Courts Divorce

Members of the Family Law Section received the following announcement from Judge Alicia Franklin on December 5, 2014. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Meca L. Walker as the Associate Judge of the 311th District Court effective January 1, 2015. Judge Walker has been an outstanding member of the judiciary for 7 years and has proven herself to be a judge who follows the law, treats people with … Read more »

How to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case

Author: | November 28th, 2014 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

How to Make a Request for Social Media in a Divorce Case I have attempted to subpoena the social media host on several occasions only to find that they typically will not produce the persons social media, but instead send a form letter that describes how to authenticate the individuals you are seeking’s social media.  I am familiar with both facebook and twitter having options in their accounts to download … Read more »

308th and 311th Courts to Move End of 2014

Author: | November 27th, 2014 | Category : Harris County District Courts Divorce, Houston Divorce Attorney

308th and 311th Courts to Move End of 2014 Members of the Houston Bar Association received the following announcement November 25th 2014: Please be advised that the 311th and 308th Judicial District Courts will be moving to their new courtrooms on the 8th floor of 201 Caroline over the December dead weeks.  Both courts will be in their new facilities by December 22, 2014 and will begin conducting business officially with … Read more »

Grandparents Rights Lawyer Houston Texas

Author: | November 25th, 2014 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Grandparents Rights Lawyer Houston Texas In Harris county, Texas grandparents many times have had difficulty to file original suits but also trouble in filing interventions in active suits between the parents.  Sections 1002.003 and 102.004 of the Texas family code gives grandparents the ability to intervene in a lawsuit that involves their grandchildren.  Most of the Judges you will find are very hard on the grandparents.  You can draft the … Read more »

How to take a default divorce in Harris County Texas

Author: | November 23rd, 2014 | Category : Harris County District Courts Divorce

How to take a default divorce in Harris County Texas You must first file a petition for divorce with a bureau of vital statics form, Civil Case Information Sheet, and a Harris County Civil Process Request Form. The clerk will require that a filing fee be paid.  It may be that you are stating that you are eligible for a fee waiver.  Most of the fee waivers in this region are … Read more »

Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texas

Author: | November 21st, 2014 | Category : Harris County Family Law Attorney, Houston Divorce Attorney

Cruel Treatment Grounds for Divorce Texas A trial court may grant a divorce on the ground of cruel treatment under the Texas Family Code Section  6.002 . To be considered “cruel treatment,” the conduct of the accused party must rise to such a level as to render the couple’s living together insupportable.  Ayala v. Ayala, 387 S.W.3d 721, 733 (Tex.App.-Houston [1st Dist .] 2011, no pet.); Newberry v. Newberry, 351 … Read more »

Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge

Author: | November 17th, 2014 | Category : Harris County District Courts Divorce

 Beverly B. Malazzo appointed to 309th as Associate Judge Judge Dean has announced the replaced for Judge Charley Prine.  Judge Prine won the election for the 246th and will be moving over at the end of the year.   Beverly B. Malazzo earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1992.  She also holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Texas A&M … Read more »

International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas

Author: | October 21st, 2014 | Category : Harris County District Courts Divorce

International Divorce and Family law in Harris County Texas A international divorce usually involves spouses who perhaps have filed for divorce in a foreign jurisdiction, where the waiting period is much longer than Texas, or perhaps that jurisdiction only grants a divorce based on fault, and this would be grounds to be awarded a disproportionate share of the  of the marital assets.  Children of the marriage would also be a … Read more »

What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas

Author: | October 19th, 2014 | Category : Harris County Family Law Attorney

What to do when CPS ask for a drug test in Harris County Texas Normally child protective services will ask for a drug test when another has called in and stated that you are using illegal drugs.  Sometimes it may happen after and arrest is made which may be a drug related offense. The drug test that is performed is typically a swab or urine test.  If you test positive, … Read more »

What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas

Author: | October 12th, 2014 | Category : Divorce Agreement

What to Say in Front of Judge to Get Divorced Texas If you have an attorney, that attorney will likely ask you questions that are as follows. If you have no attorney, sometimes the Judge will help you and ask you these questions, but the Judge is not required nor do they generally help you out.  Feel feel to print out the questions and use when you go to court. … Read more »