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What Is A Community Property State?

Posted by admin on November 22, 2016

Divorce is almost always a very difficult process, but in Texas, the community property laws make it even more important to hire a qualified property division attorney. Texas is a community property state; this means that most property and assets acquired during the marriage belong to both spouses and usually are divided equally. Any separate […]

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Grounds for Divorce in Texas

Posted by admin on November 22, 2016

Texas offers both fault and no-fault grounds for divorce. In addition, parties will have to meet jurisdictional requirements to be able to file for either a fault or no-fault divorce. Generally, this means that at least one of the parties resided in Texas for the past 6 months and resided in the county they want […]

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I Married An Illegal Immigrant. How Do I Get Divorced?

Posted by admin on November 17, 2016

Illegal immigrants in the United States have nearly the same legal rights as citizens in manners of divorce and marriage with the Fourth and Fifth Amendments guaranteeing equal protection and access to the court system. This means that the process of divorcing an illegal immigrant is the same as any other divorce, although there may […]

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Is A Non-US Citizen Bound By A US Prenuptial Agreement?

Posted by admin on November 17, 2016

Before a U.S. citizen and a non-U.S. citizen go about the teaming process for Green Card access, the American citizen should be aware of the responsibility involved in how a sponsorship works and the mandatory financial obligations regardless of a prenuptial agreement. Signing a Form I-864, which is mandatory in order to sponsor a non-U.S. […]

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Can I Claim Money After Death Of My Partner Even If We Were Not Married?

Posted by admin on November 15, 2016

Cohabitating couples, or those involved in a common law marriage, may face a few challenges trying to claim money after their partner died. Fortunately, Texas is one of a few states that does honor common law marriage. An Austin family attorney should be able to help in these cases.

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Can I Take My Child Out Of State Or The County Without The Other Parent’s Permission?

Posted by admin on November 11, 2016

Separated parents are often faced with the question of whether they can take a child out of state or the country without the other parent’s permission. The answer to this question is not always clear and may depend on whether there is custody order in place. To avoid any issues, parents in this situation should […]

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Couples to Face Welfare Investigations in Three States

Posted by admin on September 27, 2016

A Texas couple is facing scrutiny by the courts and child welfare services after their 11 children were found to be severely abused and neglected. Recently, a court ruled that the couple’s eleven children will remain in foster care and in state custody after an investigation found evidence of abuse and neglect. Criminal charges have yet to […]

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5 Marriage Advices from Divorce Lawyers

Posted by admin on September 27, 2016

For better or worse… these are words that most people proclaim during a marriage ceremony. Unfortunately, many people forget the “for worse” part of the marriage vows and decide to give up on the marriage and on each other. A divorce attorney is a person who gets to see the ugliest parts on a marriage; […]

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Cedar Park Chamber Of Commerce is Against Department Of Labor New Rule

Posted by admin on September 27, 2016

The Cedar Park Chamber Of Commerce has announced it will join the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce among other Texas and national business organizations in opposing the U.S. Department of Labor overtime rule. Emerging details indicate that the Texas governor is also among those opposing the new law. The new rule proposes raising the threshold […]

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Texas to Stop Help for Refugees

Posted by admin on September 27, 2016

On Wednesday, in a letter to the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Texas announced that it will pull out of the Obama administration’s federal resettlement program. Texas’s decision comes soon after President Obama detailed an effort to increase the number of refugees admitted to the United States from 85,000 in 2016 to 110,000 in 2017. In […]