Texas Family Law: Bexar County – What Happens in Presiding District Court


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In Bexar County, family cases are called for hearing by a presiding district judge. Unless specially set, evidentiary matters are set on the 9:00 a.m. docket and assigned to either a sitting or visiting District Judge. Do not presume all cases are set on the 9:00 a.m. docket as there may be nonevidentiary matters that […]

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Texas Family Law: I want 50-50 rights to my child, is this possible?


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Texas presumes that both parent’s are joint managing conservator’s. Joint Managing Conservator’s are given equal independent rights to the child, with a few minor exceptions. Parent’s who want 50-50 normally refer to their visitation schedules, and not their actual legal rights over their child. Court’s normally are reluctant to afford parties equal periods of time […]

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An informal settlement conference is an informal process where the parties and their attorney’s meet and attempt to settle their disputes at a designated location. http://www.woolieewe.com/bad-credit-installment-loans.html “> Mediation requires the parties and their counsel to appear before a mediator, who is an individual who has an expertise in negotiating disputed issues. The mediator normally will […]

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Texas Family Law: What should be included in my Inventory and Appraisement?


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An inventory and appraisement is a document that contains a listing of marital assets and debts, as they exist at the time of the divorce. An inventory and appraisement will also contain a representation of property (normally still in existence) which was acquired prior to the marriage, or was acquired during the marriage by gift […]

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Texas Family Law: How does a Standard Possession Order Work?


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The first question client’s have when visiting me is which days are the month are scheduled visitation weekends. I take a calendar out and ask the client to identify the first, third and fifth FRIDAY’s of the month. Typically, under a standard possession order, weekends will start on those day’s of the month. From there […]

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Texas Family Law: Keeping a quality relationship with your children: Geographic restriction cases


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The idea of a geographic restriction is that it is in the best interest of a child to maintain relationships with family, school(s) and friends. The geographic restriction does not mean that either party can not TRAVEL with the child outside the restricted area. A party wishing to lift a geographic restriction has the burden […]

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Texas Discovery: Request for Admissions


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In certain divorce cases it will serve your interests if your attorney serves the opposing party with request for admissions. With admissions, a party has to stipulate to certain facts, such as committing adultery during the marriage. Request for admissions is an effective technique to bring your case to a close, either by informal or […]

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See your ex for who they really are, your child’s other parent


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The million dollar question for most parent’s in a divorce is: How do you communicate with your ex concerning the needs of their children? The answer is you don’t, or at least not very well. What is required is to change your focus from thinking about your ex to thinking about the needs of your […]

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What is a Qualified Domestic Relations Order?


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A Qualified domestic relations order or QDRO is a legal order that is entered in conjunction with a divorce decree that changes ownership of a retirement plan to give the divorced spouse their share of the asset or pension plan. The divorced spouse or “alternate payee” is then responsible for any taxes or penalties that […]

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best payday loans How do you define “best interest” of the child in the State of Texas?


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In Holly v. Adams the Texas Supreme Court listed factors that a court should consider in determining what is in the best interest of the child. The factors include: 1.The desires of the child, 2. The emotional and physical needs of the child now and in the future; 3. The emotional and physical danger to […]

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