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Category: Texas Divorce Laws

How to Handle College Expenses in Texas Divorce

Jul 26, 2018
College Expenses Let’s nail down a general definition.  Typical college expenses may include: tuition, room and board, dues/fees, transportation/travel, books, medical/dental fees, general living expenses, monthly allowance, and extracurricular activities....

What happens with custody, visitation and child support when parents live in two states?

Nov 2, 2017
This article was written by Hance Law Group past associate attorney Beverly Via, and updated by Larry Hance. Out-of-state judgments: An overview (from a Texas perspective) When parents of a...

Why Texas Has Fault and No Fault Divorce

Oct 12, 2017
Last spring, Fort Worth Representative Matthew Krause caused quite a stir, proposing a bill that would make Texas a divorce “fault state.”  Proponents of the bill suggested “fault” would keep...

What Recourse Do I Have When I Receive Late Notice of a Judgment and Miss the Normal Deadline to Respond?

May 26, 2017
When a final judgment is entered, a party may agree with the outcome or no; regardless of this reaction, the party must be prepared to respond to the judgment within...

Can Older Children in Divorce Pick Which Parent to Live With?

Sep 30, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. Recently, some clients have asked me about an oft-misunderstood element of the Texas Family Code. They believe that...

When Does a Same-Sex Marriage in Texas Begin?

Sep 16, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. With the possibility of same-sex marriage now a reality in Texas (and all other states), there’s an interesting...

Child Support: How To Modify

Aug 5, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. There are specific guidelines in Texas for modifying child support. According to the Texas Family Code, a child...

Pre-Litigation Mediation

Jun 7, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group principal Larry Hance. Texas is sometimes a state that marches to its own beat, and that’s certainly the case with mediation. Texas...

Summer Parenting Time: Conflicts, Alternatives and Tools

Jun 3, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. In my previous article, we looked at the rules around summer parenting time in Texas, as laid out...

Summer Parenting Time: How It Works

Jun 2, 2016
This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. For divorcing couples with children, the negotiations over parenting time can be challenging, especially if one parent wants...
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