Family Law & Divorce Information in Houston, Texas

Family Law, Divorce, In Houston Texas

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Important Information on Property Division in Texas upon Divorce

Author: | February 11th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

Texas is a community property state which means that the marital property is divided equally between the spouses in the event of a divorce. However, this is not necessarily true as the division of property is based on the “just & right” principle which gives the presiding judge the authority to divide the community assets in any other ratio taking into account various relevant factors. It’s important here to make … Read more »

What is a Harris County Parenting Plan

Author: | January 13th, 2015 | Category : Harris County Child Custody Lawyer

What is a Harris County Parenting Plan A parenting plan in Harris county come from on the family law courts that could be a temporary or final court order that set out the rights and duties of parents in a Suit Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship.  Parenting plans make provisions relating to the conservatorship, possession of, and access to a child, child support, and puts a dispute resolution process in place … Read more »

What are Temporary Orders in a Houston Divorce

Author: | January 13th, 2015 | Category : Houston Divorce Attorney

What are Temporary Orders in a Houston Divorce While the parties are working out issues that can be agreed upon, an/or discovering what cannot be agreed upon, either party may  ask the court to put temporary orders in place until  the divorce is finalized. Sometimes you are served the day before the hearing.  3 days notice is not always enforced when service of temporary orders is made via personal service … Read more »

James McGhee fights for his son and against accusations of false abuse

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

James McGhee fights for his son and against accusations of false abuse This page has been established to give procedural updates on the James and Veronica McGhee divorce.  The father has been searching for his son for 3 years.  He found the son and wife in Houston, Texas at the beginning of 2014.  The wife finally answered the divorce with her attorney Pam Dickson, of Aids to Victims of Domestic Abuse. … Read more »

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 »