Author: partneylaw

Waiting period for divorces in Texas

What’s the Waiting Period for a divorce in Texas? The waiting period for a divorce in Texas is 60 days from the date the Original Petition of Divorce was filed at the courthouse.  When the other party was served with the initial divorce papers does not effect this waiting period.  The 60 days is calculated […]

Legal Aid and Volunteer Legal Services

There is help for those who cannot afford traditional legal services.  Beyond the other low-cost options many attorneys offer (flat fee, limited scope, etc.) there are more low-cost options.  Some parties cannot afford traditional attorney representation or a choice is made that funds would be better used somewhere else other than traditional attorney representation. Texas […]

Can my boyfriend/girlfriend pickup my child from the other parent?

After parties separate, it is highly likely that they will date other people at some point in the future.  When that happens, then another person is pulled into the orbit of the parent’s custody arrangement.  This can be a emotional and contentious proposition, especially when children are involved. In most Standard Visitation Orders, there are […]

How soon can I get remarried after my divorce?

In Texas, when someone asks, “How soon after my divorce can I get remarried?” or “Is there a waiting period for when I can remarry after my divorce?” I point out Texas Family Code 6.801. “…neither party to a divorce may marry a third party before the 31st day after the date the divorce is […]

Access to Intestate’s Financial Accounts

I receive calls from parties who, after a loved one has passed, have no idea what that balances are in their loved one’s financial accounts.  They do not know whether the estate would be solvent (able to pay its debts) or insolvent (unable to pay debts).  They do not know if there is a small […]

Settlement Week

How do I settle my divorce case quickly?  How do I settle my custody case quickly?  How can parties work out their child support case without the need for costly litigation and court hearings? These are some of the questions I get after potential clients understand the possible costs of litigating a case.  A full […]

Registration of Out-of-State Order in Texas

I receive calsl asking whether a parent can register an out of state order here in Texas.  The answer is, yes, but to what end? In Texas, to register an our-of-state Order, you follow the steps listed in Texas Family Code 159.602. Registering an Order from another state is usually accompanied with a request to […]

Joining a Child Support case with a Divorce

In Texas, when there is an old Child Support/custody case from before the Divorce was filed, the old child support/custody case needs to be transferred and joined up with the divorce case.  See Texas Family Code 6.406 & 6.407 Child Support cases are sometimes filed by the Attorney General or when parties initially separate.  Parties […]