Spousal maintenance, often called “alimony,” is not always ordered in Texas divorce cases and will only be ordered if certain criteria are shown. In general, according to the Texas Family Code, available here, spousal maintenance may be ordered if the spouse seeking maintenance will lack sufficient property to meet their reasonable minimum needs following the […]
Getting divorced and expecting that alimony check to last forever? Not so quick. Although alimony payments immediately end after a spouse gets re-married without further court order, alimony also normally does not last the rest of the recipient’s life unless some very specific circumstances exist. The law can be very complicated, which is why it […]
Foreigners seeking to come to America must typically obtain a visa. The two types of visas that exist are an immigrant and non-immigrant visas. Foreign nationals should consult an Immigration Attorney to assist them with the processing of their documents. There exist various types of immigrant visas.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]